We’re back in Copenhagen, after a weekend in Odense, visiting Andreas’s family and having our first Thanksgiving! It was also Andreas’s and my first Thanksgiving as a couple. Even though all the time apart during dating and even after we were married was difficult, it’s kind of exciting that we still have some firsts to experience together.
This weekend, was also the time I felt most at home with Andreas’s family. He stayed in Copenhagen to party it up (read: play indoor hockey) with some of his coworkers, so he wasn’t around for Friday, or a lot of Saturday (seeing as he was so tired from being out late the night before that he fell asleep at 8 pm) but it didn’t seem to really make a difference to me. I definitely missed him still when he was gone (just because we’ve spent nearly a year apart in the past, doesn’t mean that I still don’t miss him when he’s gone for a day), but I was perfectly fine hanging out with his family on my own. Just another thing to scribble onto the long list of things I’m grateful for this year.
Anyway, coming back home was wonderful, because we finally have one! I really feel finally like we’re coming home. Not coming to that place we’re staying for a few months while we wait to move to the next place we’ll stay for a few months. So even though we’re missing a lot of important house-y things, I’m feeling more at home (in this particular apartment, and in Denmark in general) than I’ve felt in a long time, and that, I think, is really, really good for me.
I thought that making the Thanksgiving dinner my family makes would stave off my homesickness, and it did, in a way. But to be honest, I was a lot less homesick than I thought I might be. I couldn’t feel so lonely or far away from my home and family when I also feel like Denmark is my home and Andreas’s family also belongs a little bit to me.
PS–I still miss my family.