Wednesday, April 27, 2011

packing and moving

I(Vanessa) have always loved change.
It's the transitions that are tricky for me.
I don't especially like packing (unpacking I can totally handle), nor do I like co-ordinating all those little details or sorting through endless stuff.
But it's all part of moving and change.
(Unless you can afford movers.)

So we've been packing, packing, packing this week and we move to Toronto on Saturday.
Every time we move (this will be the 6th time in 7 years) I am amazing and overwhelmed at all the help we receive from those around us and we've already had so many offers already.
So we're thankful.
Thankful to you who pray for us and send us emails to see how we're doing and to you who are physically here, helping us with some practical things.
We truly are blessed.
Even in the transitions.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Good-bye, Guelph*

What a fantastic staff team we have here in Guelph.

Even though I (Vanessa) am not on campus and don't get to interact with these fabulous people every day, I know how stellar they are. 

Today we all went on a staff hike by Hilton Falls in Milton and it was the perfect day. The sun was shining and we all got some exercise walking for a few hours.

It is such a joy to trust these people completely with your children. It's completely reassuring to know that they will scoop them up away from danger or help peel a banana for them or fix their baseball cap. 

It's wonderful to just walk in comfortable silence or strike up a deep conversation or just catch up in the middle of God's beautiful creation. 

We will truly miss our Guelph staff team!

Back row: Alana (holding Jude), Jenn, Heidi, Jordi (wearing his daughter, Noelle)
Front row: Vanessa, Jamie, Dan, Noah

*We don't leave Guelph until April 30th but this was likely our last full team get together before we all leave for the summer.