Monday, June 28, 2010

Off we go!

Hey Everyone,

The time has come for us to "take flight". We are excited and exhausted from getting ready.

We look forward to sharing our journey with you. I'm hoping to get on here often and use this as my journal. I was hesitant at first to have it open for everyone to read, but then God reminded me that this is not about me, and that it's about Him and sharing my story with every one was part of the ministry he has called us to do. So be prepared for honesty and adventure!:)

I hope you will be Blessed and encouraged through this.

Until next time:)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Closing a Chapter

Have you ever been seriously over whelmed by so many people caring?

That's how I felt today. It was my last day at the Thrift Shop and I was so over whelmed (still am) by how much love everyone poured over me, the customer and volunteers. I have loved my time there and made so many new friends. I could not have done it with out all the hard work of the volunteers and I feel so close to each one of them, makes it very hard to leave. And I have gotten to know so many customers at a personal level as well, I even gained an Oma. I grew up with no grand parents and this sweet little lady thought that was the most horrible thing ever and adopted me as one of hers, she and many others have been such a blessing. Exactly what I needed at this stage in my life. The day was filled with gifts, tears and hugs.... I feel sooo blessed.

My supper consists of junk food today as I try and finish all the chocolate and other goodies that were given to me.

It really is bitter sweet, we are excited about our new chapter but it's always so hard closing the old one.

I feel some what lost thinking I don't have to go back to work any more. But trust God will continue to guide us.....

Until next time:)

Saturday, June 19, 2010


As most of you know by now, Gary and I are going on an adventure. It's hard to believe but the time is getting very close. I have 3 days of work left, Gary has 5 and it's 11 days until we leave for Winnipeg for orientation and then JAPAN!!!!

Getting to where we are today has already been an adventure and challenge. We went from being an average Canadian with wanting everything we didn't have to being a not so average Canadian and resigning from both our jobs and giving up everything that we had.

We have been asked a lot of questions along the way, and I must admit that we don't have answers for a lot of them. But one thing we do know is that we are stepping out in Faith and that God will never leave or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6). And that he will direct our paths (Proverbs 3:6)
We have seen how real God is in every step of the way. He has provided for our trip financially, this last week he Blessed us with the most perfect people for our house. And he has made letting go of all our "possessions" so much easier. We will continue to trust and lean on him completely as we pack and finish our last week here.

June has been filled with celebrations with friends and families and we are so enjoying spending time with everyone one last time before we go. Which reminds me, we are celebrating with friends tonight, so I should run..... Until next time. :)