I write to you tonight having made an 8 hour trek across Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Leaving family after the holidays is never easy. However, this year it was made easier by the fact that I had such a joyous time with them.
Christmas is my favorite time of year, but this year I went into it feeling less like a care free child and more like an aware adult. The troubles of friends and loved ones weighed heavily and was matched by the dismal lack of snow.
It took a Christmasy day in New York City, two Christmas parties, and a baby shower to build the holiday spirit.
Diving into cookie baking, a huge Christmas meal with family, a traditional Christmas Eve, and a relaxing and festive Christmas day removed the last of the stressors and left me feeling grateful for God's blessings and ready to launch 2015.
More on that later.
Before the year ends, it seems necessary and appropriate that I post the final installment of my Mission2India journal.
This entry continues the same day as the one in my last post. It is a travel day and a time of reflection.