I don’t usually know what I “want” for holidays. Like I’ve mentioned before, that’s not how I grew up. But since people are in the habit of giving me things, I knew I need to get better at it, and realized that I can just tell them I want the things I need for life. (like the swiffer the Social Worker got for our apartment, or the GIANT BAG of hair products Esperanza gave me just because. Yes, that is why I’ve had good hair lately.)
For Christmas this year, I actually asked for two things: A tattoo from my dad (this one was just something I wanted, not needed for life… and when he sent a check… I bought a study bible) and a head lamp. I find myself in an alarming amount of situations where I need a head lamp.
Mostly, it’s about reading. And I’m guessing that in Uganda (Ahhh! Still so excited that when you read this, I’ll be in Uganda!!) it will come in particularly helpful. I predict this thing will become one of my best friends.
Speaking of best friends:
You know what else is going to be oh-so-useful in i-can’t-wait-to-be-there Uganda? The toiletries, incidentals, and spending money from jobs you’ve all graciously provided. Thanks, as always, for loving me so well, and making my adventurous life possible.