I was so SO happy to see all of you Christmas!!!! I couldn't stop smiling afterwards. Seeing you all made things so much easier. I hate just the phone call like Mothers day. That made me really homesick afterwards. But this time I was just so happy. You all are so beautiful and I can't wait to hug each and every one of you. After calling you, we headed over to the Schofield's. It was fun but too laid back for me. My one Christmas here and I want to use all the time to the fullest and sitting down was not working for me! I wanted to play a game or watch a movie! We had a fancy lunch with them. Then there son in Peru called home so we felt a little awkward there still just sitting around not having anything to do. So we left and headed back to the Horan's. I played pirates with Jimmy the whole night until we had to eat. The whole dinner time he kept staring at me and my pirate sword smiling and waiting for me to "kill" him. But I told him "I will kill you after you eat your potatoes". Everyone laughed. :) He ended up afterwards stealing my sword, stabbing me, and then stabbing himself. So we both laid dead on the floor until it was time to watch a movie. We watched Monsters University! SO CUTE!!!!!! I thought it was funny. Made me kind of depressed though because that's how I've been feeling lately...where do I fit in? But it was good. We then went home and watched Wreck it Ralph with Sister Vogel. Sister Odor loves her movies and wanted to watch as much as we could on this day that we're allowed. So that was my Christmas. Thank you all for the gifts and money. I felt very loved.
I love you all and hope you all find peace and comfort too. This is a hard time for all of us and I know it will be very different from here on out. I send my loves to Grandpa. I wish I was there to hug you and give you a kiss. I can't even comprehend your pain at this time. Mom, you are my everything and I don't even know what I would do if I lost you. I know you miss your mom and that it hurt you to see her in so much pain and unable to do anything. I want you to know how much I love you and wish I could be there to comfort you at this time. My biggest and tenderest hugs and tears to you mom.
I know Grandma loves me and wants me to keep working hard. And I will. I pray she watches over me now and helps me the rest of my time here and on. She was an incredible lady and will be sorely missed.
Happy New Years too!