This entry is a elaboration of the second point in my Winter/Christmas Travel Plans (“Dec. 20-23”). Katie was my host for my stay in Minnesota. She also baked me a birthday cake. Here, she is swing a quilt that was a Christmas present to her sister.
Joel and Ruth helped me eat the cake, as did my friend Josh, who is not photographed. Since arranging everyone’s schedules took longer than I expected, we did not eat the cake until a few days after my birthday. Joel is scared and Ruth has her mouth covered because she was sick. Joel, Josh, and I went out for dinner and back to Josh’s house. While at the house, we had a long and deep conversation about the validity of Christian belief, especially about the severity of sin and mercy of God.
Whenever I move to a new location, as I have done several times since high school, the people I leave behind are always what I miss most.