A few weeks ago you might remember that I shared about how thankful I am that I have the opportunity to go home for the holidays this year. (In just a few 10 days in fact!) And you might remember that I partnered with my friends at @expedia to give away some roundtrip flights home for the holidays. I just heard from one of my followers, @faith.omalley, who won a roundtrip ticket to spend time with family for Christmas after I shared my last post. She told me why winning this was so special and I asked if it was okay to share her story. She said totally! . "I JUST FOUND OUT I WON!!! Thank you sooooo much for sharing this because I never would have found out about it without seeing it on your feed. I am based in Portland, OR but my family is in Indianapolis, IN. Over the summer, my brother relapsed on heroin after being clean for about a year but 1.5 months ago he made the decision to check into a detox facility to get help. He's now been clean for over a month. I can't wait to give him a huge hug and tell him in person how proud I am. On top of that, he eloped at the beginning of the month and I have never met my sister-in-law! We're a small family because my parents are both from England and 95% of our family lives there still, so it's always hard when even one of us is missing and this would have been my 3rd Christmas being away from my family. I am so so so thankful and so incredibly excited!!!!” . This made me so so so incredibly happy. I’m partnering with @expedia again to giveaway some tickets and I’m crossing my fingers I get to hear more stories like this. Just follow @Expedia, post your favorite holiday photo, share a story in 25 words or less on why you want to go home for the holidays, and use the hashtag #ExpediaSendMeHome. That’s it! Hoping for some amazing holiday memories for each of you.

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