We haven't spent a Christmas together with everyone from my family (dad, mom and siblings) in seven years! The last Christmas altogether was in South Africa in 2002. Last year my dad started making plans to get us altogether. My sister, brother-in-law and their two children will fly here to Lilongwe from London. My dad, mom and brother will fly up from South Africa. We are SO excited! Not too many people would be jumping over the moon with joy if they knew they were headed to Malawi for Christmas. But of course, it doesn't matter where you are, it's who you get to spend it with that makes you jump for joy! Our kids are counting down the sleeps. A true blessing and we're thankful to the Lord for providing for us all to be able to do this.