Saturday, May 5, 2012

May 5th, 2012

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.

We picked up our beautiful Weimaraner puppy, "Penny" a week ago.  It's been a challenging and rewarding time trying to train her.  It's crazy but we love it.  We are starting to notice her great potential.  She has also become a good distraction while Scott is away.

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.


Krista said...

Just lovely.

The Tea Bag said...

So well put. To be content where one is - what a gift!