Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A New Place To Call Home

The friendly warmth of the fireplace wraps itself around me in the early morning coolness. It's 7:00 a.m. in Agassiz, BC and the sun has yet to peak her face over the beautiful snow capped mountains.

I reach over and take a sip of my favorite Earl Grey tea and then a bite of my Dutch biscuit with chocolate sprinkles. Yum!

Opening my laptop I check the date on my last blog post and notice it has been exactly two weeks. Skim reading 'Busy Days, Sleepless Nights,' I marvel at the changes that have taken place.

Two weeks ago we lived in Port au Prince, Haiti, a city with a population of over 4 million people. Now we live in Agassiz, BC, a town of barely 6000. The warm Caribbean versus the beautiful snow peaked mountains of Canada. Bustling city, farm country. Ants, mosquitoes and cockroaches, now not a bug to be seen. The smells of the city versus "fresh country air," as Jayden likes to say.

Snuggling deeper into Jason's hoodie, I smile at the memories of the last two weeks.

Playing in the snow,


ice skating,

dinners with family and friends,

and settling into our temporary home.

Now the 6 weeks before my due date stretch out in front of me. Since Jason flew back to Haiti for one more month of duty with MAF before furlough begins, I'm planning to fill my time relaxing, reading, playing with Jayden, and spending time with family and friends.


  1. Take it real easy, relax and spoil yourself!

    Hope you really do feel at home!

    Love Jenny

  2. The view out of that front window will be enjoyed I am sure!
    Make sure you get lots of reading done.

  3. Take care and know that you are in our prayers for a safe delivery! LOVE the scenery of your "second home"...we are REALLY looking forward to a possible visit in the Spring after we get back from our March trip to Haiti. God bless you and keep you WARM!

  4. The property they were planning to purchase fell through, so now they are looking again.