"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma GandhiIndian political and spiritual leader (1869 - 1948)
Merry Christmas. People were especially friendly today. Random people wished me a Merry Christmas as I passed them by. Everyone seemed to be putting their best face forward even though we all know that we would rather be home with our families. I think that it is especially hard when you have young children. I really feel like I should be there for them during the holidays. I am looking at pictures that my wife has been sending and I think to myself that I can never get those moments back. I will just have to make up for lost time when I get back.
I uploaded pictures from the last VCR trip. I did not attend it so none of the pictures were taken by me. Someone that cares a lot about me does not want me going on anymore non-work related trips. So I will just have to help with the sorting for now on. I am sure that some of the toys that were sent from readers of this site were distributed to the children in the hospital. The hospital that they visited was a children's Orthopedic hospital. It is one of the main, may even be the only, place where artificial limbs are made in Kabul. We have a lot of police who are in need of prosthetic limbs so maybe we can try and establish a relationship with them.
Tonight we had 2 comedians perform for us. They were pretty funny.
It is almost 1:00 in the morning and I am editing and about to publish this post. As I am doing this I am watching my children open Christmas presents on my webcam. My wife is showing me the presents after they are opened. This will hopefully be the last Christmas that we spend apart.
Thanks for reading. Merry Christmas.