As people read my book, I find they like visuals to help them “see” my story. We were not big on photos in my family, but I have a few I will try to share periodically.
Below is the aerial view of our farm in Ontario (taken years after we left, so some buildings are gone.) The snow covers the lake that was part of our life – bathing, ice skating, fishing, etc.
The black and white photo of our red barn at least shows you how great a marksman I was in the episode of shooting my brother’s arrows into the eavestrough. I mean, really, look at the size of the barn. To get the arrows to land in the trough takes great precision, wouldn’t you say?! :0)
Right from my adoption, I was a “daddy’s girl”. Have a road trip? Take me too! I traveled in some interesting ways with my dad. This was the Abitibi bunker Dad bought and hauled home to renovate into a chapel for Summer Bible school on one end and a guesthouse on the other.
All the stories relating to these pictures can be found in my book, The Girl with Nine Lives.
February 26, 2021
What a week! As a teacher on a Hutterite colony for grade 5-12, life is non-stop from 9:00-3:30. This coming Friday is the end of quarter, so report cards will be due. So that always makes one extra busy.
But I had 2 highlights in this week.
The first: I came home and stumbled over something on my step. When I picked it up and entered, I found out I was holding MY copy of my book! I felt like a mother receiving her first child. The awe and wonder of holding something I'd created and labored over for - yes, about nine months- well, that is quite the feeling.
The second: Last night the doorbell rang. I answered and a man stood there with a floral arrangement. I was sure he'd come to the wrong house, but he had the right name. Imagine my amazement when I saw that friends from the States had arranged these lovely roses to be delivered to celebrate this milestone in my life. In today's Covid restrictions, such a thoughtful, kind gesture means SO much! I never get flowers, so I'm still just smiling over it.