• on May 21, 2018

Monday Musings

    Well, Happy Victoria Day everyone! I’m not sure you know the history of this holiday, but it goes as far back as 1845 (long before confederation) when the parliament of the province of Canada passed legislation officially recognizing Queen Victoria’s birthday. The holiday itself was established after Queen Victoria’s death in 1901 and has a bit of a convoluted history. Whatever the case, an extra holiday is always welcome. It FEELS like this weekend officially kicks off summer in Canada. And, this year, we have the weather to match! Hopefully, like me, you had a chance to go for a bike ride, a walk or hit some golf balls over the weekend. Of course, with all the warm weather, it’s also gardening season again. As I write this, a decent crop of dandelions are emerging on my front lawn. Time to get the mower out. Praise God for the beauty of this season.
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    It’s going to be a busy week. Hillary, my daughter, is graduating from grade 12 on Thursday with the inevitable banquet on Friday at the Shaw Conference Centre. With Sharon gone, I need to be home on Friday night to make sure her graduation celebrations result in her being in bed at a decent time. And then early, early on Saturday morning, I’m leaving for the men’s retreat to spend the day with the guys. Should be fun. I’m looking forward to Derrick’s talks and a little bit of golf. I still have to preach on Sunday, so it will be a long day as I have to drive back on Saturday night. Speaking of Hillary, can I brag a little. For those of you who don’t know, she’s our foster daughter and has been with us since she was 9 years old. She’s graduating with honors this year and is angling to take the 2-year police prep degree at MacEwan. She just passed her physical fitness test on Friday with 100%. Awesome. We are so blessed to have her in our lives.

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