I’ll be home for Christmas

I had my nose pressed against the window as we came out of the clouds and the city of Ottawa appeared beneath me. I smiled as I saw fields of snow beneath me. After hours of traveling, glossy-eyed and sore, I touched down in Canada, in snow.

As I sit here and watch the Christmas lights turn on, house by house, in the dusk of the street behind me, I know that there is no where else I would rather be at this moment. I can’t imagine not being here, in my parents house with my cat asleep at my feet and nanaimo bars in the fridge.

I’ll see the people I missed, who missed me, one by one over this week and the next, and I’ll know that I belong. That I am home, for now.

But “home”… well, that’s another post entirely.


  • By Eleni, December 16, 2009 @ 3:55 am

    Nice. I can’t wait to go back home this weekend. I hope there’s snow in New England. Less reliable there than Canada, but a good chance, at least.

  • By Sebastian, December 16, 2009 @ 4:36 am

    My song-lyric title was better! It even had a pun in it! Kind of!

    You know, we’re due to get snow here in the UK too… :P

  • By Laura, December 16, 2009 @ 5:57 am

    I’M ON MY WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • By Christine Sweeton *The Chris*, December 17, 2009 @ 7:59 pm

    I’m glad you are back. Can’t wait to visit you in the UK in the summer though and see your home there.

  • By Shaun, December 17, 2009 @ 9:07 pm

    We had a wonderful snow/hail mix today and some of it is still on the ground which is a very good sign for things to come :)

  • By Lea, December 19, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

    That’s really the hard part about growing up.

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