Monthly Archives: December 2008

Merry Christmas!

Wow! It was an amazing Christmas Day. But the best thing of all was something totally unexpected.

On Christmas day, I had just finished opening all my gifts and I thought it couldn’t get any better. My grandma had taken a train all the way from new york city to buffalo (she refuses to fly), and I had just opened my new Xbox 360 and I figured we’d finished. Then my mom said “theres one more gift for you to open”.

My mom and dad handed me a letter from People to People International that the way my parents tell it, they got a week before Christmas. I read the words “if accepted, you will be travelling with other young people from your area to travel and study in Australia…”

I couldn’t believe what I was reading.

I read and reread the letter. It seemed almost impossible that it could be true. I guess this is how Harry Potter must’ve felt when he got the letter from Hogwarts. But…that was just a story. This is real. I hope I get it.