Dearest Eliza, I hope you understand the urgency of my travel to visit Cousin Rosemary. While I would love to spend our Holidays as we have in the past, I sense a need for my presence at Herald House. i will write again once I am settled. I understand the children are anxious for the Yule celebrations and you very busy indeed. Please give my best to Phillip. I hope the New Year will be kind to us all.
My best wishes, your loving sister, Lucy.