Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Since Heather is on vacation during Mother's Day, Brynn, Graeme, & Megan wanted to post something for their mom to read while in California. Enjoy!

We're Alive!

This last week has been fantastic. Stephanie and I have been really blessed to take care of Brynn, Graeme, and Megan. It's been a huge learning curve for the two of us non-parents. I guess you don't really understand the work, effort, and joy that it takes to raise kids until you are thrust into it. I have found myself excitedly anticipating their after school arrival on the bus. I think that we'll find it a little difficult leaving when Al & Heather get back, especially when we're just starting to understand the sister-brother-sister relational dynamics. These kids are really dear to us. I have found our evening prayer and devotional time to be my favourite. It has been a privilege to be here for our friends; to be trusted for the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of their children.

- Paul

Today, Stephanie and I accompanied the kids as they went horseback riding. I don't think I'll walk right for a week!

Yesterday: My brother, Graeme, myself, and Luke went paint-balling with the guys from my church for some male-bonding, let's shoot each other kinda fun.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Stephanie took this picture of Graeme, Megan, and I earlier today as I attempted to give them both a piggy back ride. Steph and I are taking care of the kids (and their sister Brynn not seen here) for the next 10 days while their parents are on vacation.