A {Ugandan} Thanksgiving

Holidays are tough living half-way across the world away from our families. But, it reminds us of things we have to be SO thankful for! We are thankful to have family to miss. We are thankful to have had SO many yummy, fun and crazy thanksgiving memories with our families.

Obviously, Uganda does not celebrate thanksgiving, so today was a work day. But, we took the opportunity to invite some of our local friends to our house for supper and to share with them what thanksgiving is, and why we celebrate such a thing in America.


Thanks to my husbands manly skills, we even had turkey! He bought, cleaned, soaked and fried a turkey just like the good ole days! It turned out great and our friends seemed to enjoy themselves. Their favorite side dish was a tie between dressing and sweet-potato casserole.


It was a great time of fellowship complete with several riddles {Ugandans love their riddles}. We wrapped up the night by having everyone add a “hand-feather” to our thankful-turkey. Because every thanksgiving has to have at least one corny “thankful” festivity!


Special thank you shout out to my Mom and Harold for sending about a pound of Kool-Aid to us. Our friends loved it! And to my cousin, David, and his wife, Jessica, and to Sara Watts for providing me with Jiffy Cornbread mix to be able to make dressing and my favorite corn casserole! And one more to Holly Wests {Myron, Ryan and Rachel} for providing me with all the ingredients to make pecan pie! I thought of each of you as a cooked and thanked God for sweet people like yourselves who constantly think of others throughout the year.

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May we all strive to have a heart of giving year round!

Psalms 30:11-12
11 You turned my wailing into dancing;
    you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
    Lord my God, I will praise you forever.


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