I can scarcely believe that it has been more than a year since we've been here and we are at the start of our second holiday season here. Time is flying by very quickly for sure. We celebrated today with a traditional meal and enjoyed several guests. We had a Jamaican father and son, a Filipino from our church, a young soldier who is like part of our family and a young sailor who we have recently gotten to know more. The Jamaicans and the Filipino said that this was their first Thanksgiving meal ever. Since they got seconds and also piled plates full to take home, I think that I can safely say that they enjoyed it! It always makes me happy when someone enjoys the food that I prepare.
The highlight of my day was when we allowed the young sailor to use our phone to call home. His Mom asked if she could speak to me and extended her gratitude for taking care of her son. I am absolutely honored that we get to be a home away from home for a few of these young servicemen and women. They truly make a huge sacrifice when they sign up to serve our country.
Happy Thanksgiving from Guantanamo Bay! May we all remember that we have so much to be grateful for not only today, but each and every day!