It's been over 2 weeks since Scott left Alberta to start his new work in Duncan. It will be 2 months before we will join him there. He is meeting new people, jumping into his job with both feet and enjoying it immensely. Scott was offered a place to stay with an older couple just outside of Duncan. The water is just a short walk away.
On the home front, it has been a constant reminder of the love and community we are gifted with. I have cut back to working half time, which still means getting everyone ready and out the door before 8 am. This can be a big challenge for a night owl like me. My two girls are in school, while Tori gets to hang out with my dear friend, Ranae who loves her as her own. I have a dear lady who drops off homemade loaves for me every now and then with a sweet note. Another reminder that I am not forgotten. Two friends knocked on my door yesterday morning to tell me they are raking and cleaning my front yard. A bucketload of beautifully cooked mussels were dropped off just for me. "I am at Costco, do you need anything?" Play dates and dinner invitations. I am loved. I am part of this beautiful community.
I am starting to pack our stuff and get organized. I am planning two road trips. One is to Princeton, BC to join Scott for Young Life National Conference and another to see my best friend, Bonnah in Flin Flon, Manitoba. I spent the last evening in Drumheller with the cast of 'Joseph'. We shared a meal and hiked up the hill which takes you to the top of a small ski hill. Standing on the top of the world with good friends looking over the vast valley of the beautiful Badland while the full moon came up. I have always loved the badland. I realized then that it will be a long time before I can return to see this beautiful sight. I am trying to take in all the beauty of Alberta, not taking it for granted. Last night was the perfect way to remember the badland. It was an incredible night. I was once again reminded of all the beautiful gifts. My life is simple, but I love it. I would not trade it for all the riches of this world.