The cold, gray, and rainy Sunday morning is incredibly peaceful. For a while I thought I woke up in a rural town in Thailand, because it felt as quiet and beautiful. It seems like October is special for many of those I have known, and more importantly for our family and for my brother. As a sister, I am thrilled when contemplating the wedding in the soon-to-come future. Although long flights (8,000 miles of travel) are not my most favorite, I am still very much looking forward to them.