Over the past few months Matt’s family have been through a lot of medical issues and have lost someone very important. We had originally planned on sending him home over Christmas break to see everyone, but more medical complications arose and we decided it would be best for him to be with his family during these hard times.
Anyone who has lost someone or had family members suffering from severe illnesses knows how stressful it can be. Add to that being thousands of miles away and it can start to wear on you; it's a hopeless feeling. It seems like every time he has spoken with his family it has been more bad news and we can only hope things will get better. He had to take leave and will be in the U.S. for just about a month and we are happy he gets this time to spend with everyone.