So, Christmas, my birthday and New Years have come and gone faster than the exodus of Glenbow employees at quittin' time. I wanted to come up with something witty or profound or funny about the last few weeks but it is all a blur of work, Christmas parties and food (mainly of the sugar variety. I was never so happy to see salted nuts on our coffee table in the staff room!) I was thankful to be with my family but there never seems to be enough time especially now that there are in-laws involved in both my sister and my mother's lives, not to mention Scott's girlfriend's family who wanted some of Scott at Christmas. On Christmas day I would have been stranded had I not been invited to my sister's place to celebrate with her husband's fam. (our immediate family does the Christmas Eve thing). It's a strange adjustment, how my family has changed and will continue to change. (Scott and Amanda are looking at rings).
As for my Africa plans, well, I was pretty sure I wanted to head off to Nigeria but because of the accident and death of Rahim, it likely will not happen and I am sort of stuck back at square one, my longing for Africa delayed some more. I know though, that it will happen and maybe more time here is necessary. I've been building some close relationships with some co-workers and I'm going to get involved in a worship arts community/discipleship group here and heck, if I stay till the summer, I might get to see a whole bunch of YWAMers from SA including my crazy best friend Mike Ozaki who MUST see the Calgary Stampede!