From December 25, 2018
On Christmas Eve night, it took some time to settle the kids down after all the excitement of Santa’s arrival, the gift opening, and the celebration of Baby’s birthday, I was tired and I began to question the wisdom of going to midnight Mass at the Missionaries of Charity. Even the dirt roads in our neighborhood were busy with people gathering together with loud music for a long night of partying and drinking. At one point, I heard the sound of gunfire that seemed close to us. It turned out to be kids with fireworks.