These last few weeks have been some of the most trying of my life as various family members face life-threatening situations.  Many thanks to my family members and friends who have helped me cope.  Sending love to you during this holiday season.

I was cruising along in school, doing really, really well…then tragedy struck my family, and I feared all of my hard work would have been for naught.  I was fortunate enough that my professors cut me a little slack.  Little did they know that I was working on my final projects in the middle of an ice storm in Nowheresville, Texas with intermittent Internet connection, howling winds and much, much stress.

I have just returned, having driven more than 5200 miles!  John will be home tomorrow.  I’m ready for some Christmas cheer.