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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Greetings and Such

Life has been really busy lately! The homeschooling semester ended last Friday, the 18th, so we were doing our best to finish up our lessons, so we could enjoy a well deserved break. And I don't mean that lightly! The kids and I have been putting in anywhere from 5+ - 8 hours/day, to catch up on time we had missed. We did it though! Then the holiday busyness came, with presents to buy, people to see, and a house to clean. So, today is Wednesday, December 23rd, and we are gearing up for our holiday trip. It'll be the first time in all my life that I have not spent a Christmas with my mother. But she understands. We are also for the first time going to be with David's mom for Christmas. With all of this "change" in typical holiday plans, future holiday thoughts come to mind. Whenever we go to India (or even another state in the US), it will be most likely just us. Of course we will invite any friends that we make in India, and share our Christian American tradition, but there will not be any family close by to visit. But that's okay...all for the cause of Christ. So, as I plan my first of many holidays away from home, I leave you all with the greatest of holiday greetings! May the love of Christ reach you through all of the hustle and bustle of life. Whether you are in America, India, or anywhere else, our family wishes you a Happy Christmas!

हैप्पी क्रिसमस haippī krisamasa

Forever His, Heather :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Snowy Day

Here I sit, munching on some mixed nuts, wishing I was planning my trip to Bangalore, India. Our Indian churches are having their annual conference, and my husband and I had high hopes of going. But, with a tight budget, and our current focus of paying off our debts, I am reluctantly thinking of the prospect of being stuck here. Not that I don't like where we live. It's a beautiful city that I've come to like. It snowed today, and so there is some pristine powder sitting in the yard. It's pretty, but I definitely feel like a fish-out-of-water, because I HATE the cold! But, as with anyone who has lived in Colorado knows, the weather will change. One day it's sunny and 60 degrees, the next day (or even evening) we are hit with a cold and snowy storm. Thus is life in Colorado. But on days like this, I especially wish I could go somewhere warm. So, I feel like I've been hit by a double-whammy! I am wishing I was going to India next week, and the weather is teasing me with freezing temps. I guess my one consolation and hope is that I will be there one day. Either for an initial visit or I will be living among the people that God has placed in my and my husband's heart. And the irony? I will probably miss the snowy, cold days of where I am now. I wonder how hot India really gets? :)