|Brother and Sister|
Together in Dhaka
Her journey gives a whole new meaning to the song we used to sing in school, "Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go." When I first learned that song so many years ago, I never imagined that my children would be so spread out across the nation, and this year across the globe, when the holidays hit. The new reality is that many of us have our families very far away.
Keicha has been in Dhaka visiting my youngest son and his family. I am so grateful they have had a wonderful time together making new memories. We have kept up on a bit of what has been going on through Facebook. It seems it was a very sad farewell when Keicha, Jason, and Keicha's friend, Amy left Jon, Sam and Atticus today. Before the visitors left for home, they all got dressed up and went out on the town.
|Jason, Keicha, Amy, Samantha, Jonathan|
Going out on the town
My husband and I had originally planned on going to Utah this week to spend Thanksgiving with my oldest son and his family. When I decided to go back to work, we changed our minds and stayed home. That might have been a good decision. A terrible storm is set to his Utah tonight. My oldest son's wife who works for the Red Cross in Utah said they are already identifying possible shelters along I15 because a terrible blizzard is being forecast.
If this blizzard hits, my former husband, who has been in Colorado for the past few days with my daughter in the Boulder area, could be driving right into it. Keicha will arrive in Denver from Bangladesh and could fly into the storm in Salt Lake.
I am praying that this storm does not hit as it has been predicted. In the meantime, I think of those simple days when going home for the holidays meant that folks only went "over the river and through the woods."