Christmas in Macha looks pretty different than it does in Canada. To be honest, I keep forgetting that Christmas is coming. If it wasn’t for everyone’s photos on Facebook as a reminder it might have just passed me by altogether.
A few weeks ago we borrowed the MICS Christmas tree and put it up in our home which the boys had fun decorating. We also brought our stockings and have hung them in the window. Some of you might remember from the story of our Zambino, that stockings have been an emotional thing for me the past few years. This year, I am thrilled that I get to use another one. Although his name isn’t on it yet, Nathaniel has by far been the best gift of the year.
The hardest part of Christmas here is definitely missing family. I am thankful for technology and the chance to Skype. My family celebrated a few days ago and I was able to watch as my parents opened a gift from all of us.
The best part of Christmas here? The simplicity. There has been nothing stressful about Christmas. On Christmas day the boys will open a few gifts (that were bought over a year ago), likely play in the dirt for hours and then we’re having a barbecue since we’re scheduled to be without power for the afternoon and evening. It’ll be different but one we won’t forget.
Whatever your Christmas looks like, we hope it’s a great one. Merry Christmas from Zambia!