Saturday, January 17, 2015

Happy 2015!

I realize 2015 has already begun. Over 2 weeks ago, in fact. Still, since I haven't been on here it seems like the start of a new year blogging for me. New ideas, new thoughts, new beginnings, relatively new job, house, and life. 

Garry is really enjoying his days at Moody Aviation and the opportunities He is getting to both learn and teach. It appears to be a set of opportunities that fall mostly in his "sweet spot", which is a huge blessing to him and to us as a family. These days he is learning all he can about Moody Aviation, the specific culture within the aviation department and the broader culture of Moody Bible Institute. It has been interesting, a journey into yet another new world, new ways of thinking and interacting. We are thankful that he is finding a good environment there in which to minister.

At this point I am busy at home, catching up on a number of things that didn't get attention during our move and schooling Kaleb. I'm also enjoying various opportunities to connect with other moms and women involved in Moody Aviation.

Kaleb has met a few of the neighbourhood kids and is enjoying getting to know them. He's also made some friends through homeschool activities, and is slowly settling into a new normal here. Like Garry and I, he misses having Kevin at home.

We are loving Washington, and Spokane and Moody Aviation specifically, but each move has a tendency to excite us for the present and also produce a certain amount of nostalgia about the past, a sense of loss in the people, places, and opportunities we've left behind. So, for thsoe of you who were waiting for this confession: yes, we're homesick for Manitoba, for the Philippines, for Arizona and Panama and Paraguay and Venezuela. And in the midst of growing and learning we remind one another that this is becoming home, that each loss is proof of something of value we've experienced and left behind,  and that this moment is worth investing in part because we are building something that will one day be worth missing!

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