Saturday, October 05, 2013

Saturday Ramblings

I can hardly believe it's Saturday, and I'm not at all sure how fall has come upon us to so quickly! The weeks are passing, times are changing, life is moving forward. This week I've often felt caught in a vortex I can't explain, a feeling I can't comprehend. The security of a new year's school routine, the many questions we have about our future. A sense of expectancy interwoven with the sadness of things that are finished. Endings and beginnings.

Garry spent this week at the Bombardier Safety Standdown in Wichita, Kansas. He enjoyed the sessions and the opportunity to connect with various people in aviation. The things that struck him most from the week were human factors in accidents and the need for trust in creating "safe culture". He loved spending time with other guys in mission aviation and simply being in the aviation world. How he got there is a God story also, since he had to cancel his registration a few weeks ago, and was able to be re-register after the deadline. 
The boys and I stayed busy while Garry was gone, which always helps time go more quickly. School, work, and training took up most of our time.  Kaleb took his bike dirt jumping with a friend and met some new friends last week. Kevin did a little coaching a a badminton evening. I had coffee with a friend. 

Friends invited us for dinner last evening, and it was great to connect. To laugh and share, to play a game, to simply enjoy an evening as families. We are blessed and humbled by the people God brings into our lives, people who reach out to us and those we can reach out to. The opportunities to give and to receive.

I really hope to blog more over the next week, to share some photos of our trip west and south. We'll see how that works out, I guess! For now, have a great weekend!

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