Land that I love
We recently made a trip to Canada, the place I was born and spent my childhood. Years of memories flooding back. Stretches of highway and suddenly we are passing my old town. I can see the back of my best friend’s house. Hours, days, years spent in that house. Back and forth…up and down the road we would go to spend our days together. After a few days with my brother and his wife we drove further north. Beautiful and familiar country roads…fields stretching forever against a perfect blue sky. Fluffy white clouds that look like they are almost touching the ground. The wild beauty of lakes, marshes, weather-beaten trees. Years of time, the most precious memories I have all centered around this part of Ontario-cottage country. This is beauty to me. Perfect beauty. I praise God that I had those years. They are gone, life has only become sweeter but I treasure those times and am thankful that I can “go back” and remember all that was me and my life for many years.
We spent quite a few days with my brother and his family. They are such generous and gracious hosts…especially when two very loud toddlers invade their home! It’s hard to leave as we know it will be a long time before we see them again.
I took very few pictures while we were with them because I was simply enjoying family time and making memories…now I regret my lack of pictures!
The day before we left, we decided to visit a nearby town and show the girls Lake Ontario.
From Tim and Aileen’s home we went to stay with my aunt and uncle. We spent two nights there. Visiting them in always pure relaxation and beauty. They live in an old farmhouse, on about 100 acres of land…a water hole and river. It is so lovely.
From their house we went an hour further North to visit my cousins. katie has four boys and Johannah has five children plus a foster child, their brother Daniel and his wife also have one so as you can imagine it was crazy with all the kiddos running around!
It is always a blessing to spend time with them. Wonderful women who love the Lord.
We have been back home for two weeks. It has taken me that long to get back into routine. Even though we drove and drove and drove…somehow we still were rested and relaxed. I guess it’s just having a break from real life. We enjoyed our time there and I am thankful for all the new memories made with my husband and children in the land that I love!