There are many things I've learned since coming here, the first of which is that I know next to nothing about most things. Second, patience is underrated. Way underrated. If something hurts - pray, listen, and wait. Its a subtle truth so easily overlooked. Well, its almost over - and at the end of the tunnel is Christmas. I like Christmas. I like the warm feelings of fire and snow, carbs and candy. I'm not ashamed. I love that we still celebrate, though not always with it in mind, the entering of God into our world. Every year. So this Christmas, I too return to the place of my birth - except I'm not in labor and we're taking my Honda instead of a donkey.