Category Archives: Memories

Cheers and Tears and Authoritarian Fears

I didn’t get into a whole lot of trouble when I was a kid. I don’t know how much trouble I deserved, but it was probably more than what I got. I responded to said “trouble” in two distinct ways: I rebelled or I cried. A few examples… In grade 5, I made a sarcastic […]

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First Days of School

This week the kids started back to school. Madeline and Luke started grade 5 and grade 2 respectively and respectably on Tuesday. This morning Olivia got on the bus with her brother and sister to go for her first day of kindergarten. She was so excited. No need for us to drive her or be […]

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Faith

Today was our last Sunday at Faith Covenant Church in Winnipeg, our church for the past three years. One of the reasons we chose Providence in the first place was because of its proximity to a Covenant church. (Though, in retrospect, I wouldn’t call an hour and twenty minutes round trip each Sunday such “close” […]

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Dying Well Means Living Well

***Almost every night I get inspired to write just before I go to bed. In fact, I can’t tell you how many blog posts I’ve thought through — every word — in my head as I lay in bed just not quite¬†willing to make the effort to get up and type it out. Thinking I’ll […]

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Voley Voley Videos

Getting caught up on the two years of home videos that have been on the video camera… Ran across this gem today: Almost can’t watch that. We walked in the from Christmas holidays and a seven¬†hour drive, at 10 o’clock at night to that little guy on the kids’ Lego village. The worst was that […]

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Five Years

Fives years of being a mother of three. Interesting. I think it’s possible that I’m more tired these days than when that first picture was taken with Olivia two weeks old. Also, in that top picture, I’m wearing size 6 pants. Not doing that these days either. Oh well. We will get there again someday. […]

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Things that make you go “boo hoo”

We started the day watching this YouTube video which Marc said had been going around the internet lately. Because the internet was being slow the video would pause, at which time the kids and I would make appropriate noises for the way Carrie’s mouth was shaped. “Waaaa! Shhhh! Mamamama!” It was quite entertaining. Of course […]

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On Friendship

About a month ago I had a breakdown before bed. (I’ve had a few of those lately.) But during that particular one, I said these words to Marc: “I think I’d rather go through those horrible high school days when I had no friends than have to deal with having all of these relationships!” Think […]

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Songs to Remember

Today in the middle of my busyness, my anxiety, uncertainty, and my domestic chores I heard the song “Saviour Like a Shepherd Lead Us” by Fernando Ortega. I love that song. As I listened I instantly felt that bittersweet feeling that comes during times of hope and uncertainty — times when life is changing and […]

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Pain. Papers. Poop.

Something is wrong. Since late fall I’ve been experiencing chest pains that come and go. Sometimes they stay for a few days. Sometimes they are movement activated. Sometimes there are just flashes of pain. I had these a bit when Marc and I were first married. After getting an EKG, the doctor established back then […]

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