no place like home for the holidays.
It’s that time again… The season of warm hearts, abundant smiles, and cozy fireplaces. And it’s extra special for me this year, since I get to be home for a whole month after being gone for so long. Granted, when I’m away at school I’m not homesick at all, but when I come back I remember how much I’ve missed everything without realizing it. I’ve missed goofing off with my brothers the most, but I’ve also missed my dad’s cooking, my mom’s baking, and having time to myself. It’s also really, really nice to be able to drive to the store whenever I need something.
And of course, there’s the usual holiday air of suspense; I’ve been sneaking off to the sewing room every chance I get to add a few stitches to what should be the next greatest plush in the brother Christmas plush series (it started with Goomba and then Bloo) – it should be a great surprise! Plus I’ve been working on presents for all my friends, at school and at home, which has turned itself into quite a large task.
But it’s wonderful to be home, and it will be just as wonderful to go back, since my friends and I miss each other already. Having lots of sets of people to miss but also to enjoy makes life interesting. I love being at home, but I love being at school; the contrasts between the two help me appreciate everything that makes life what it is.
I hope you all have a delightful, happy, and safe Christmas filled with many blessings.
Merry Christmas, Sam!
Happy New Year, dear!