I am not sure what will come of my life. I only know one thing. I will always take in folks that need a place to stay.
Thus, Christmas at the Friedlund's has and always will be shared with people who cannot, for one reason or another, be with their families at Christmas. When I was little I remember having a latino lady from our community stay with us for about 3 months. I can remember many years that we shared Christmas with a missionary, poor family from the neighborhood, or foreign exchange student.
For the past two years at Albright I have had the priveledge of hosting one of Albright's International Students for winter break. I typically meet and befriend these students on the basketball court. I try to play once or twice a week in the Bollman Center.
Sharing Christmas with someone from a different culture is always really neat. Not only do I get to teach (one of my favorite things) these friends all about my family's culture, I also get to learn all about their culture. Albright's close knit and diverse community has certainly taught me the value of that.
This Christmas season, consider inviting someone who could use a place to spend Christmas to spend it with you. While this might seem a little crazy, I promise that you will be pleasantly surprised with what everyone learns.