Ok, for all you Canadians, (and others) that have just been waiting for a picture post of our trip up to MB, here it is. I don't feel there's tons of great ones, but honestly, who feels like carrying a camera around on dates with your guy? So, the camera was delegated to my sisters for the most part that weekend, and that is what I have to work with. :-)
Our trip up was beautiful, and without incidence. Through it all, it really hit me what a huge sacrifice Joel makes nearly every three weeks driving all the way down to WI! From the 90 minutes of driving in WI, aaaaalllll the way across MN, and all the way up ND, the border crossing, and 30 minutes in MB, it's a LONG drive!!
For our family, add the frequent restroom stops, magnified by coffee refills at many of them, ;-) and it gets even a bit longer.
|Happy smiles across the miles.|
|Finally crossing the border.|
Settling into Joel's house for the weekend was a delightful change. After having spent all of our time together thus far in the States, I was thrilled to see his world, meet his friends, visit where he grew up, and experience the church fellowship. All was a super sweet blessing!
|The kids lost no time in setting up one of their|
|Canada = skating. We love it anyway, so this was a huge treat!|
|A house full of company Sunday evening gave me a great opportunity to rub |
shoulders with some of those that Joel is closest to. I learned real fast the
Canada has some pretty special people!
|Lots of laughs, smiles, and a greater growing in friendship and love!|
Words can't express our rejoicing in God's continued leading in our lives. The past six months have been some of the richest in my life, and I feel that daily I am learning in new way the meaning of the verse,
"...this is the LORD; we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation."