Thankful Thoughts: Nashvilleness

Today, I’m thankful to live in a great city. I never would have guessed how much I would love Nashville when we first contemplated moving here, but I’m glad we didn’t let our reservations keep us from experiencing such a great place to live.

One of my favorite things about Nashville is all of the free and fun things to do. There is never a lack of something interesting going on. Today was a Tennessee History Festival at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. There was an interesting reinactment of a Civil War era encampment, both civilian and military. Each participant is very knowledgeable about the Civil War era, and eager to answer questions.

Right next door is also the Farmer’s Market, where we picked up some produce and had a delicious lunch. The Farmer’s Market is a steady source of fresh and local produce, baked goods, and international ingredients. The food court is pretty great too!

Tonight, we watched the Nashville Predators play their 1000th game, from the comfort of our own home. While we don’t make it out to games like we used to, we love the fact that Nashville has an NHL hockey team. Ken never lived anywhere close to an NHL team in Canada and it seems almost bizarre to think that we had to move to the southern United States to have the opportunity to regularly go to games and practices.

But of course our favorite part about Nashville is the people! We LOVE our neighbors and our church, and they have become like a second family to us here. There have been many dark days that have been brightened by the kindness of our fellow Nashvillians.

So today, I’m thankful that God has placed us in a most unlikely spot: Nashville.

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