Into all lives, in many simple, familiar, homely ways, God infuses this element of joy from the surprises of life, which unexpectedly brighten our days and fill our eyes with light.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Sleepless in Kentville
Okay, I know I should be getting as much sleep as possible with our departure coming up tomorrow. Not sure whether I am just getting excited or thinking about all the things I need to do before we leave. It is apple blossom time in the Valley and this brings a great influx of people from various walks of life to our lovely town. In the twenty years that we have been living here, I find that the atmosphere of this festival has changed somewhat (but then again, so have I). When the girls were younger we always had extra families here for the day - we have the advantage of great parking and walking distance to the parade route. There was always a family friendly feel to the festivities but through the years it seems to have changed to more of a young adult party, with an excessive amount of alcohol and drugs. Sarah went to the fireworks with her friends last night and Anna also went to a friend's house to watch them, so Andrew and I ended up walking up (in the rain!) to see 8 minutes of a mediocre display. It's hard to believe we are beginning the stage in our lives where we will be doing things with each other more, rather than always having the girls around. Well, must get on with a cleaning day and organizing our lives for the next couple of weeks!
Wife of 1 amazing man, mother to 5 beautiful daughters, mom-in-law to 3 great guys, Grammie to six very sweet granddaughters (Charlotte, Eden, Lila, Kate, Audrey and Evelyn) and two adorable grandsons, Malcolm and Connor.
"If for one whole day, quietly and determinedly, we were to give ourselves up to the ownership of Jesus and to obeying his orders, we should be amazed at its close to realize all he had packed into that one day."