Since we just got to Oklahoma, we didn’t head home for Thanksgiving this year. It’s only the second time I haven’t been home for it, but Logan and I got to do our own meal this year, even roasting our own turkey for the first time ever! It went well! Logan found this recipe and I’m pretty proud of how tasty our first time efforts turned out!
I may have gone a bit overboard and cooked as if I was feeding six people instead of two. But that’s how I roll. I’ll share some recipes soon, most of them make great Christmas dinner options as well!
Not to be too cheesy, but the past few months have really highlighted how much I have to be thankful for. Logan and I have been absurdly blessed in so many ways, but today I want to acknowledge one category in particular.
I’m so thankful for my people. My family and friends. My tribe.
I cannot express the absurdly wonderful amount of love and support I have felt through this moving process.
When I called people with the news, they all celebrated that we finally knew where we were headed. They asked questions, they encouraged. Many went to their laptops and googled and mapped and searched for housing or job opportunities for me and recommended attractions within the hour of me telling them where.
At least 70% of people said they were glad to know where they’ll be coming to visit us. And even if 99% of them aren’t able to actually come, the love they offered so naturally, so unthinkingly, made it the best possible response they could’ve offered.
The number of people that called or texted in the first few days of arriving. Even people who I don’t get to see that often checked in, asked how our place was, if we were meeting people. (We like our house a lot, and Logan’s office has wonderful people.)
To say that these people are the best feels like a massive understatement. I have felt so loved and cared for over the past couple months, and I couldn’t ask for a better community.
Things will look and feel different going forward, I know that. But I’m grateful for the ways that these friends and family have cared for me so far and I know that 1000 miles doesn’t change one speck of the love there.
I am so thankful for you!!
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