Turkey Day 2017

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There is something so magical about Des Moines. And I could try to explain it for ever and ever to people in Dallas, but it’s something you just have to experience. And not everyone would agree with me—some people can’t stand that place. But for me, it’s been the biggest blessing to call Des Moines home.

The phrase “Home for the Holidays” has never meant so much to me until this year. I’m so lucky that I get to go back to the place I love with all of my heart and spend this Christmas season with my family and friends (… after finals, of course… ).

I’m a little late on this, but we celebrated this large national holiday about a week ago. I wish that I could capture it all in words, but that’s not possible. Because there is always so much to be thankful for. And for that—I am grateful.

This year, I am especially thankful for my family. I am thankful that they support me to follow my dreams and pursue my passions, and I am thankful that they love me so dearly. I am thankful that I have a home that I adore, and I am thankful that it’s the people that make that place so special.

I was thankful for these things a week ago, on the big day of thanks, but I am even more thankful for them now, when I am four states away.

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