Weather: The Harmattan winds have arrived, starting last Monday. That means every day is hazy as the air is filled with a fine sand coming from the Sahara desert. It also means that humidity has dropped to about 55%, from an average of 75%, and the temperatures are averaging in the high 80s instead of the mid 90s.
|Greeting Hannah at the airport...|
This is a comfort to me because I don't know where I will be next year. Next Christmas will find both Hannah and Noah at Calvin College (Noah was just accepted), and since I will be leaving Ghana in June but do not anticipate being in North America, I will make every effort to join them in Michigan. We will have to redefine home again, but if the people are the main ingredient, we can probably make it happen.
|Ghost of Christmas past...|
The pain level continues to be high, as I'm sure you can imagine. When people talk about family Thanksgiving and family gatherings for Christmas, we not only miss our extended family get-togethers, traditional food, decorations, and snow, but our father and husband as well. But we will get through it - and eventually we will figure it out.
In the meantime, I'll get some hugs from Hannah, Noah and Hannah will have a chance to debate and tease each other, and Hannah will hopefully get some sleep and a tan!