Thursday, December 25, 2008

It's Chirstmas Time in Tanzania...Oh Bing!

The snow has yet to come and the lawn ornaments never went up, but it’s still Christmas Day in Tanzania and I have to say that all factors taken into account, this Christmas feels as close to Christmas as I could ever hope to get.
As expected, it’s strange being in this far away country for the holidays, but I am still having a blast. One of my good friends made a great point, even though none of us are spending the holidays with our families we are spending them together with this new, amazing, family that we have created. The relationships that we’ve made with each other will last long after we all come back to the states and start that “normal” life that looms ahead of us. So, as much as I missed a tree with lots of fun wrapped presents, and stocking stuffed to overflowing this morning, I was perfectly content to wake up with my friends and proceed to make pancakes and hash browns so my little make-shift family in TZ could have a nice Christmas breakfast.
I just wanted to put up a quick post and let you all know that I wish you a Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Years! I love you all and am keeping you in my heart every day!


Renee said...

Love you Margaret merry Christmas and happy new year!

Rose said...

From the sound of it you had a wonderful Christmas, good for you. Hope your New Year is amazing as well. Best Wishes for a safe, happy and prosperous 2009.
Peace & Love Always;
Rose, Rick, Dustin & Alex

Patty said...

Margaret, So glad to hear that you had a good Christmas. It could have been rough, but leave it to you to make the best of it! We in MI had a white Christmas, although we had higher temps and rain, so now it is all gone. Have a happy and blessed new year. Love, Pat

Mema said...

Happy New Year to my beautiful daughter. Hope the new year brings many more wonderful adventures and the opportunity to meet many more amazing people. Stay happy, stay healthy, I miss you and I love you very much. Enjoy your New Year's Eve with your extended family.


Carrie said...

Hi, my name's Carrie and I just got my invite to come join you in Tanzania as a Health Education V this June! I found your blog on peacecorpsjournals and I just wanted to say thank you for posting it, because from the few entries I've read I've gained a lot of awesome glimpses into what my future life might be like! Thanks especially for all the hiarious stories!