Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Turkey Day, by Christopher

Happy Turkey Day from Turkey.

No one celebrates Thanksgiving over here, so Sarah and I are at work plugging away as usual. But we're going to a great Thanksgiving party tonight at our principal's house. There should be multiple turkey's and tons of good food.

All the same, it's very hard not to feel a little sad today. This is the first Thanksgiving I have ever been away from my family. I'm definitely missing my parents today. I know Sarah wishes she could be with her family today, too.

But my greatest feeling today is one of thanks.

I'd like to thank our sponsors, whoever or whatever they are, for making my life possible. And thanks for my wife, who I had a great conversation with last night and who tolerates and even enjoys my antics sometimes.

Big thanks to my Mom and Dad. I will miss my Mom's fantastic cooking and her laugh. I will miss watching my Dad carve the bird up, I guess I've watched that once a year on this day for my whole life. And I'll miss his hugs. I'll miss my grandma and aunts and uncles and all the rest of my family.

I'll miss the Mathis clan so much this year. Holidays at the Mathis house are long, funny and ful of great people. And there's no way to say thanks to all of my friends individually for their kindness, their humor and their love. Thanks so much to each of you for the emails, the packages and the mail. They have kept us going during difficult times.

Turkey is a great place but I left a great place to come here. Most importantly, I left great people. I'm thinking of all of you today and looking forward to breathing the same air as you in less than a month's time.

Thanksgiving Love,


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