Thursday, July 28, 2011

Goodbye Canada

I settle down on the soft green grass balancing my chocolate banana ice cream in my left hand.

Mmm, it's good!

"There's no chair Mom!" Jayden comes up behind me sucking on his Popsicle.

"You don't need one Jay. Just sit on the grass."

"Okay." He plops down beside me and then leans over to take a giant bite out of my ice cream.

"Hey! That's mine."

"I like yours Mom," he says grinning around a mouthful of chocolate and banana.

"Alright then." Leaning back, I look up at the smiling sun. It's so warm and beautiful. It's hard to believe it's already our last day in Canada. The past five weeks have flown by!

After a busy morning of laundry, packing, vacuuming, dusting and wiping I finally have a few minutes just to sit and relax. Relax and reflect.

I close my eyes as the sun warms my face. Memories of the last few weeks run through my mind.

Special times with family and friends,

Camping in Oroville,

Our trip to Alberta

Visiting family there and sharing our work with MAF in a presentation,

Photographing wildlife and plant life,

Hiking rocky cliffs and glaciers

Boating on Moraine Lake,

Then back in Chilliwack saying goodbye again.

Can it really have been five weeks?

June 23 - July 28. Yup, five weeks exactly.

My thoughts drift to the week ahead and I smile in anticipation. For an easier transition and a chance to grocery shop and simply relax we'll spend the next days in Florida and Nassua. It will be a nice break before going home to Haiti.

Home, that's sounding pretty good too.


  1. Amazing what you could all fill into 5 weeks

  2. It was wonderful seeing you all again. Thanks for the beautiful pictures of our super natural province! So often we think we need to go to wonderful far away places for beauty, not recognising that we live in the most beautiful part of the world! Hope you had a safe trip back, and wishing you God's help as you once again pick up your God given tasks in that far away place which has become 'home' to you. You remain in our thoughts and prayers! God speed! With love Henry and Jenny.

  3. Your pictures are beautiful!! Hope you are settled back into your home there. Think I heard on the radio it is rainy season there?? So, after all your fundraising functions, did you raise enough money to buy a new vehichle?

  4. Great pictures! Looks like you had a nice time in Canada! Your parents are staying at our house. I hope to see them soon, when I return from France. Love, Mary

  5. Looks like you've had such a wonderful time with your friends and family! I wish I could have seen you, but hopefully soon enough, wherever that may be! I hope you have a great rest of your vacation before heading back home to Haiti. I love you and miss you so much!!