November 27, 2017 04:37 PM

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Luis Fonsi had to go it alone this Thanksgiving — and he wants the world to know just how hard it was being away from his beautiful wife Águeda López and their two children, Mikaela and Rocco.

The Puerto Rican singer, on tour in Europe, spent the holiday with his fellow musicians and members of his team in Serbia.

“It’s not easy being far away from my family on a day like today,” he wrote on Instagram on Nov. 23. “I get super melancholic. Luckily I celebrate with my second family…my musicians, technicians, dancers and staff. Together we thank God that we are healthy and we can communicate through music. #Gratus, grateful in Latin.”

The 39-year-old artist has a lot to be grateful for. Aside from his record-breaking hit with Daddy Yankee, “Despacito,” he took home four Latin Grammy awards and two AMA trophies this month. Fonsi’s new duet, “Echame la Culpa” with Demi Lovato, is ascending the charts  — it’s No. 5 on iTunes —  and the music video garnered more than 100 million views on Vevo within days of its release.

The next stop on the singer’s “Love and Dance World Tour” will be in Rome on Dec. 1.

In a recent interview, he spoke with PEOPLE CHICA about the importance of staying close to this Miami-based kin. “I love my family so much and this year, with all the traveling, it’s been really challenging to be apart from them,” he said. “That’s why when I’m home or they come to where I am,  I try to just enjoy every minute.”

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When he’s home, he’s a hands-on dad to daughter Mikaela, 5, and son Rocco, 11 months. “I love playing with them, taking my daughter to school, watching movies, and [I] hug them to the point they can’t stand me anymore,” he joked. “Everything I do is for them. They are my light and I can’t believe how lucky I am to have them in my life.”

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