This must be why the sign for Koryo Park is adorned with Japanese maple leaves. Chris and I took a delightful afternoon stroll here after the annual squadron family Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. We waited and prayed for orders to Japan for months–years??–before we got here, and I’m so thankful to be here still. I’m thankful for the American and Japanese friends we celebrated Thanksgiving with yesterday and today; I’m thankful for the base resources that allow us to recreate the traditions I love upholding with my family in Texas out here in Japan! I’m thankful Chris is home; I’m thankful we can look forward to another two years here. I’m thankful my fam is finally going to get hip and come visit. My thankful list goes on but I will cut it short before I wax philosophical about giving thanks for good health (root canal notwithstanding), kitties, etc.