Sisterlines Space in Time

"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you always got." Mark Twain.

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Hey there! I am a papercrafter in Canada and thought I would enter the wide world of blogging!

Monday, March 10, 2014

The journey.....

Well it looks like the first part of Joel's Mexico journey has been an interesting one. I am getting some messages and pictures from Marina and from the SWO Project Serve facebook group. Apparently they all made it to Chicago with no problem, but the plane from Chicago to Houston had some issues, so there were delays. They finally all made it to Houston, but only half of them were able to get onto a plane to Leon and the rest were put up in a hotel for the night to wait to catch a plane to Leon the next day.
Marina let Joel shoot me a quick message to let me know that he had made it there safe and sound. His luggage...had not it's a good thing he had packed a couple extra pair of underwear and socks in his carry on bag!
His message was short and sweet - saying he got there okay and they were staying at Mika's which was A-OK cause there were hot showers there!
Marina shared this picture with us last night, looks like they have begun doing their work with the church.
When I got up this morning, this picture was waiting for me.
I can't wait to hear the story behind this one!!!
Chow for now


Friday, March 7, 2014

Off to Mexico!!! was the day that Joel leaves for his mission trip to Mexico with Project Serve. I am so happy that he is able to make this trip. One thing that is great about this particular one, is 8 of the kids going are from his local youth group, so that will make the trip even more meaningful for them to be there experiencing all they do with friends. Another great thing is that Leah and Earl are going as well and they are their youth leaders. So I'm very thankful to have great people going along with him on his first plane ride and his first big trip away from home. 
They had to be at the London Airport for 5 AM, so that meant a 3 AM wake up call and on the road for 4 AM. We made it there on time so all was good. London Airport is much easier than some of those other huge airports I've been too. They got all their luggage checked and then they just kind of mingled, getting the last hugs from Mum before they left.
Chris said a prayer for everyone before they began checking in so that was a good start to the trip.
I hope they have a wonderful time and hope they appreciate the opportunity they are having and soak in all the culture and knowledge they can. 
I hope to get a picture similar to this one....when they get home...I'm thinking they are not going to look so bright-eyed and bushy tailed!
Chow for now,


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ray of sunshine........

There is nothing more beautiful than a sleeping baby. Especially this sleeping baby! This little ray of sunshine helped many of us get through some tough times over the last little while. The last couple of months have been rough for our family. But then we turn around and there is Daphne smiling her beautiful little smile and it lessens the hurt in your heart just a bit.

We lost Mike very suddenly and that was a huge shock. I could not believe it. He was taken much too young. The support of the Community Living community was overwhelming. Their display at his funeral was beautiful and their support for Jeanne and Nancy was wonderful. It’s in times like these that we see how much someone has touched our lives as well as others. I am so happy that he got the opportunity to walk Nancy down the aisle at her wedding. He looked so handsome. 

Last week we lost Uncle John Bannister. I was so not ready to receive that phone call. He always had a smile on his face and was always laughing. I loved the way whenever he saw me he would get a big smile and say hello. I got a great big hug from him at Christmas and then again at Mike’s funeral. I was overwhelmed at the number of people who came out to support Aunt Gloria, Lori, Charlene and Steve and their families. I think it was estimated between 800-1000 people paid their respects. His service was very nice in spite of the dreadful weather on the day of the service. Some people were unable to make the service and they were missed. I have great respect for Lori, Charlene, Steve and Abby for getting up and sharing stories about Uncle John. I don’t know how they did it. And I certainly don’t know how Courtney was able to sing the beautiful hymn she sang for him. As always she did a wonderful job and I’m sure he was looking down from above and was enjoying every single note.

My heart is still heavy and I am still sad and I think I will be for quite some time. I’m not ready to be at the stage in my life where this is starting to happen.

But when I get feeling down, I take a look at this precious little girl and it makes me smile.

Hug the ones ya love,

Chow for now,