Hi everyone! I wanted to thank Veronica for letting me leave my mark on her blog, first of all! I had a lot of fun doing this manicure (not to mention showing it to my folks) and I'm pretty thankful for the opportunity.
So, I'm most thankful for my family. For the sake of this post, I used my biological family, but if I were doing my chosen family as well, there'd be flags for Australia, the USA, Spain, the UK, Poland, and Egypt. I am an only child, but I have been blessed with amazing and wonderful people in my life. My friends, both here in Canada and abroad, are like sisters to me. They are truly my chosen family, and they watch out for me and are good for tough love when I need it most.
My biological family, however, are based here in Canada and in South Africa, so I chose those two flags. My family here in Canada are small(somehow we eluded the old standard of big families, I can't think of anyone in any generation with more than three children) so for me an unusually big Thanksgiving or Christmas is about 12 people. We're close, and I'm lucky that I get to see them all the time. They are so loving and they are such a big part of who I am, I can't imagine my life without them. My family in South Africa, however, is bigger and more extended, but due to circumstance, I've never been able to go and visit them or meet most of them.
Until now, that is :) I'm pretty excited to say it, but my parents and I are flying out of the cold Canadian winter on December 14 and landing the next day in Johannesburg. We'll be there for 6 weeks(until January 26), which is like an absolute dream. I'm looking forward to meeting two of my dad's siblings for the first time, hugging my cousins, and seeing the places where my parents met and fell in love and spent the seven years pre-me! I'm also excited to see my mother's high school(She was a Canadian exchange student) and meeting the families who hosted her.
So here it is, what I'm thankful for: My amazing family.
Thank you so much, George! I hope you have a wonderful trip to see your family. Be sure to show them this beautiful manicure. :)