Friday, August 04, 2006
Here to There
It wont be long now. Soon we will be leaving this West Coast shore, to visit this young lady. This photo was taken last July when my oldest neice Kayla came home with us from Alberta. She had a fabulous time here. On this day we had taken her down to the seaside. Here she was collecting shells to take home for souveniers. I love this photo, it captures all that the life of a 15 year old should offer. A young girl just on the brink of growing up and discovering herself, and the woman she will become. Beautiful. Since that time, Kayla has discovered so much about the person she is. She has had to grow up much faster than she should have. She has learned what a strong, resilliant person she is. She will always be beautiful, because of the way she faces adversity, with dignity and grace.
On our way to see kayla, we will stop in the Okanagan valley to visit my Dad. Mum is away on holiday in the UK with a bunch of girlfriends, so I will miss seeing her. I will also get a chance to see Catherine, my baby sister. The youngest of us four girls. I havent seen her since last fall, when she was getting pretty round. The highlight of this visit though will be meeting my youngest niece, Emma. She was born just before Christmas and I still havent had a chance to meet her. So that will be great. She's 7 months old now. I feel sad for not being able to have held her as a newborn. I just wish we had time to stay there longer!
Then, we will be off to the Rockies.
I loved the trip through, last year, and am eager to traverse those peaks once more. Note how the trucks on the road are dwarved by these hills! The air up there (Hey! That rhymes!) is so clean and fresh. Alpine meadows filled with wildflowers, glaciers and aqua blue, Lake Louise. So much beauty in this here land of ours. We will go through to Alberta to visit with Kayla for a while and try to be what support we can be to her and her family.
When we drove out of the mountains last year and I saw the praries rolling out as far as the eye could see, I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the huge blue sky and unencumbered countryside. Such a comletely different kind of beauty from that of the Rockies or the seaside, yet still as breathtaking. I am eager to be surrounded by those wide open spaces once more.
We will be leaving, assured that our house is in good care as we have the resident Sister here to stand watch along with the ferocous beast Binzen to keep her and her 2 kiddies company.
I dont know if I will have a chance to post before our return. So untill then, God be with you all. Thanks for joining us.