Christmas is my favorite holiday, hands-down, rivaled only Thanksgiving traditions at the Walter’s including eating fabulous food, seeing people I love dearly, and playing girls vs. guys games… that’s hard to beat :). And I’m always SO thankful this time of year for the Good News that sustains the world around – the fact that the reason we celebrate Christmas, the joy, the Truth of it all, remains the same no matter what continent I happen to be residing on at the moment. Despite everything else changing and still being in constant transition, this Truth is the one thing that never changes and that I can cling to in the best and worst of times!
Being in Musoma means doing Christmas just a bit differently than I ever have before. I’ve dearly missed family and friends around the world this season, but have also been blessed, loved on, and encouraged by friends here… and by those of you who honored us with an amazing onslaught of cards over the holidays! What a blessing! :)
|Before and after pictures of our wall... and more are still coming! SO thankful!|
|Our tree arrived by truck from Dar two days before Christmas... we were SO excited!|
I wrapped all our package-gifts we'd received in kangas (local fabric) and pillowcases
to make Christmas morning more fun
|We dressed up like it was COLD! Thankful it was actually somewhat cool that evening... :) |
And a big shout-out to my friend Sue W for her package containing a santa hat...
she must have known I'd be needing it! :)
|Fun opening presents on Christmas morning with friends.|
|Three of us got a fun package from a Musoma-friend who's in the States... |
American candy makes us happy evidently!