We packed up all our things and carried them down to the lobby. Grammy and Nick waited for mom to bring the car around.
Grammy said to Nick, "I loved seeing you for Christmas and you were a good house guest this year."
|On Tuesday night we went to a ceremony outside City Hall.|
|Each family got a candle and lantern.|
|We listened to speakers who talked about how far the town has come, and they reminded us about families who have not come home yet.|
|We put our lanterns in the fountain to remember their struggle and light the way home for them.|
|Then we all walked to the new boardwalk.|
Mom and dad told Nick we are fortunate to be home.