12 September 2010
11 September 2010
family to me: Lynne is my "twin" at seminary (same birth month and
year; same country of origin; similar accent), and Rachel Phillips is
I am blessed.
the rest his "heroes."
The early changers are "traitors."
I love 'em all!
One of the aspects of life in Canada I most enjoy is the distinct
changing of the seasons.
(We have three seasons in Canada: autumn, winter, and construction.)
I enjoyed seeing this spendid golden tree on the way home from
seminary this afternoon. It was green a mere week ago! When fall
finally comes, it arrives almost overnight.
years ago (2000-2003) and current workplace (2004-2010).
My English classroom is on the ground floor to the far right of the
01 September 2010
On CrossLight (my companion blog) I'll post something soon about a Spiritual Inventory I did online today--a complete disaster, showing catastrophic areas of growth needed, and soon!--but for now let me say I am at peace.
I live in a free country; rent a lovely home with a wild green garden; have more than enough resources to meet all my needs (and a merciful Creator who fills every part of me with His life-giving presence); I am surrounded by a quantity of quality friends, neighbours, colleagues and kin; I keep meeting new/old friends--earlier today Bee (BG's li'l sister and EB's soulmate) and I discovered that we, too, were both left-handed, enjoyed Austen and loved letter writing--and technology makes it possible to chat to friends long distance and feel like we're in the same room; I love celebrating Special Days with Special People and look forward to each new morning; and as I finish my teaching prep for the week, I realise I am glad to be "back to school."
As I lay me down to sleep, I am truly blessed.
I'll write more about my new/old friend later this week--when I've finished grading all my English Placement Tests, and survived my first week back at school, and downloaded the photos R and I took today for a book of poems I'm editing for a dear friend, and submitted the final round of changes to the designer for another book I've just finished proofreading, and written to my mommy (I promised her a weekly letter when I came home in July), and attended our first chapel service at seminary, and...more.
But tonight let me just say how, once in a rare while, I meet someone who seems...familiar.
Not only do we have an eerie amount in common, but already I feel a real fondness for my new friend's extended family. Like we were meant to be friends; meant to be part of the same extending, embracing circle.
And to think it all started with a phone interview for the Horizon last semester, and the writing of an article about my new/old friend's sister(in-law), which I'll post here on Friday. So: watch this space.
Happy birthday, EB.
(Why on God's green earth this is your chosen nickname for me remains a mystery, but there you have it...)