Today, my cousin who is volunteering in Tanzania wrote this on her blog:

Far away

I’m feeling a little lonely and sad today, frustrated by the hugeness of the challenges we have facing us, angry at the world for being so unfair to these wonderful kids, missing my family and friends for the holidays and my birthday (in five days).   Any ideas for feeling closer to home when you’re really, really, really, ridiculously far away?

Becks – I know the feeling well.  And while I have no advice to offer, I do have this.  I hope it helps.

We all love you.

Sending oversized “we’re here”-vibes and ridiculous family singing-around-the-table-after-a-meal-just-like-we-always-have affection your way. (And yes, those are light-up turkey hats.)