I think the hardest thing about Christmas this year is not being able to be in California to spend it with friends and family. We are stuck here in New York our first year in seminary generally because we fulfill the stereotype of all seminarians being poor.
Yes this year we are going to have to cozy up and share our Christmas with fellow seminarians that have been left behind and be thankful to God for our new friends. I have always really been a complainer about visiting so many family members during the holiday season back home but now I see that the grass is not always greener on the other side.
We are officially saving up to go back home for the summer.