Rather than sharing the typical photos of everyone he’s thankful for, Justin shared a photo n Instagram on Friday morning of a cluster of dead trees with snow blanketing the ground beneath them. He added a lengthy caption about his first time hosting Thanksgiving with both his and Hailey’s families, and also told a bit of truth about relationships. “Relationships are hard and love isn’t always easy but thank you Jesus for showing me how!” Justin wrote.
Justin went on to say that he is trying to be more like Jesus every day, with patience, kindness, and selflessness. “Boy I got a long way! But God’s grace is sufficient!” he concluded.
Fans of Justin flocked to his thoughtful post, praising him for his new outlook on life. Many wished him luck in his journey and a happy Thanksgiving. Some comments referred to the singer as “the new Justin” and said that this version of him deserves as many fans as possible.
Justin and Hailey hosted a family party to celebrate Thanksgiving and the model’s 22nd birthday, according to People. Justin’s mother, Pattie Mallette, shared an adorable video of Justin carrying a birthday cake with icing, strawberries, and candles out to his wife. He went on to prank Hailey by shoving a piece of cake in her face. At the end, though, the couple shared a sugary kiss, which Hailey later posted on her Instagram.
A source also told E! News that, although Justin didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving growing up, he and Hailey were eager to host a low-key dinner party for the holiday.
Justin’s mother also took to Twitter to wish Hailey a happy birthday, adding that she is thankful to have Hailey as a daughter-in-law. From the looks of videos that Pattie shared, Hailey’s family and Justin’s family were having loads of fun celebrating the holiday and another year in Hailey’s life.