CHENEY, Wash. – As writers, we often find ourselves caught up in events and experiences. We can look up from a good book or an hour of writing and wonder where the time has gone. As students adventuring far across the country, Christmas break is a special time when we can relax and be welcomed back into the familiar warmth of home and family. Once again this year, my Christmas didn’t quite go as expected, but I wanted to share it with you anyway. This year my husband Steve and I had planned for a drive through the snow and wind all the way back home to Minnesota.