today we begin our journey home to north carolina to celebrate the holidays with my family! i can’t believe that the day is here! though the time has passed quite quickly, i must admit. still, oh, how i have longed to nestle down in my parents’ cabin in the woods. a fire burning in the fireplace. lights twinkling on the tree. sipping on hot chocolate. sounds almost too perfect, huh? well, it’s not perfect, but it is pretty wonderful, especially when i/we haven’t celebrated with my family in 4 years. but, in 24 hours, we’ll be there!
first, we’ve got to move zola (our cat) to lina’s parents’ home (they are babysitting). we’re having a little separation anxiety already. then, i have to work a little bit tonight at the church – we have a traditional english service of lessons & carols. and later on, we hop on a train to stockholm for the night. our plane leaves tomorrow morning!
i’ll be in touch with y’all when i’m stateside! for now, here’s a little song that’s stuck in my head… from a famous north carolina native, james taylor.