Having lived in America all of my life, I am used to relatives gathering this special day in November to eat turkey and smell pumpkin pie. In 2011, I learned that Thanksgiving is special because of ... more 
Having lived in America all of my life, I am used to relatives gathering this special day in November to eat turkey and smell pumpkin pie. In 2011, I learned that Thanksgiving is special because of the relatives and not the meal. When I first met my wife, who is originally from Indonesia, her nieces and nephews were like a fun foreign college fraternity as they were attending school at Georgia State University. ... I was sad when they graduated and had to move back home. Last year, when the opportunity arose to travel to Indonesia, I was so happy to see them again. Life with these relatives was good once more. ... This holiday was in our hearts, yet this nation had no concept of this celebration and turkey was nonexistent. Our Thanksgiving meal is pictured at a restaurant in Jakarta that served stuff I cannot name. I discovered the true meaning of Thanksgiving is not where you are but being with people you love.
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Wed, Nov 21, 2012 6:00 PM EST