We ended up getting a driver who happened to have a stretch Limo to top off our vacation. Life could be so unpredictable at times, you always have to be prepared for the twist and turns. Who would ever think that we missed the first Christmas in our new home. We were unable to experience the joy of lighting our fireplace or setting up the Christmas tree and stringing lights. We had to make up for lost time by buying logs and opening a bottle of wine someone had given to us. I sat on the floor in the living room reflecting on our whirlwind year. Last December 30 I was led away in handcuffs from my apartment to spend the night in jail. It was a moment that threatened the future of my home and marriage. One year later, I became a legal resident, went to the million man march, purchased a home, went back to Trinidad for a much-needed vacation and I’m now sitting in front of my fireplace sipping a glass of wine. Wow! What a year it has been. We have a lot for which to be thankful. The weather report was forecasting a huge snow storm coming our way. The New Year was going to welcome us with a slap to the face.