God, be with them all.

Thursday, December 31, 2015
Our son Micah has just left The Field and is headed east, back into the old country where he lives and works this year.

It was good to see him again. He's changing lots and its tough to say good bye again and again.

And that makes me wonder this Christmas, how are the others changing? Do I know them less and less? have they changed significantly but I still know them in their old ways?

I gotta say that is a bit disheartening.

I think that life is lived in the day to day. That it's when we have conflict and we face one another in spite of, and through the conflict, that we really grow in relationship.

I guess the distance and the occasional visiting only allows for focussed time together so that we don't really share life together.

I'll take what I can get, that's for sure.

For now there is another one of ours out there who is growing and learning and tasting life.
Out on highway 26 heading towards Saskatchewan, into the east.


  1. Talking of relationships - wow, I've really been missing out on talking with YOU, and suddenly there's all these gems on your blog.

    Glad you could get some good time with Micah. It must be tough with all these not so little, all independent people you used to nurture and be responsible for heading off in all kinds of directions. Hope you can recover from the marathon that this season means for you too, and that it's good instead of just work.

    Sleep warm and safe while the snow piles up outside. :-)

  2. :) Hey Toni.
    It has been an odd few weeks. And even at our age we are still learning how to live.

    Marc and I were just talking about what we need to do to let our spirits catch up with us after the season. It seems to be a challenge what with expectation and inner work ethic that rises up from somewhere deep inside. Funny you'd think we'd start to have that all sorted out by now.

    But your note is like a nice warm comforting cover, while the snow piles up outside. :)


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