This month marks the 10th month that we have lived in Germany. We have met some wonderful people and made some amazing friends. Today we visited 3 different houses; one for Christmas brunch, another for Christmas dinner, and another one for hors d’oeuvres, drinks and games. There was more food than we could possibly consume, more laughs and hugs than we could ever hope to have, and more love and the feeling of family than many will ever be apart of. I guess it’s true when people say, “Military friends are your chosen family”. We choose them, they choose us. They are untraditional, some unlikely, and most by chance, but in this odd and challenging lifestyle, we bond as if we were always together, just like family. So Merry Christmas to all our military family, where ever you may be tonight as well as our biological families in America. We love you all. Thank you for your love, kindness and support. And, may we never forget the true meaning of Christmas everyday of the year. Happy Birthday Jesus!