Tag Archives: Canada

First Day of School in Borneo

I pack Evan’s backpack and hope I remembered everything on the list. This week is my firstborn son’s very first day of school in a two-room schoolhouse on our small island in Indonesia. And I’d hate for my baby to not have his pencil box.

Many things in our lives are normal, like the fact that […]

Leaving Home (and Finding it Again)

Jonathan (center) with his friend, Dani (right), and another friend, Andrew (left).

You know that moment when you’re hugging your friend, and you won’t let them go because you don’t know when you’ll ever see them again? I had quite a few of those moments as I packed my bags, graduated from High School, and […]

A Time To Wait

Have you ever read something hundreds of times and then… WHAM… a new truth leaps from the page? That happened for me the last time I read about Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist, in Luke 1:5-7 (NIV). This truth jumped out at me in verse six:

Elizabeth was righteous and blameless, obedient and […]

A Scottish Christmas in Idaho

After moving from Scotland at age 3, I began my world culture immersion in Rhodesia (modern day Zimbabwe). Since then, I’ve lived in South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Kenya, Canada, Haiti and the United States. However, when Christmastime arrives each year, I revert back to my Scottish roots.

I can attribute this mostly […]

Defining Home

Our family has not one, not two, not three, but four addresses right now: there’s the post office box in Vermont where we receive our mail, our street address here in Quebec, our financial support address at MAF’s headquarters, and a permanent address at my husband’s parents’ house.

To complicate matters, soon we will replace […]

So Many Reasons to Leave, One Reason to Stay

September 26th 2011 we arrived in Kinshasa, bright eyed and bushy tailed. It feels like I have been here forever and yet also like I just arrived. Next week I will be heading back to Canada to have our first baby!

I am returning home because in the DR Congo, even in the capital city, there […]