Saturday, August 21, 2010

Unexpected Blessings!

Well August has flown by too! Hard to believe there is only one more week til September begins! The summer students have started to leave work as they either take a few days off before starting classes or take a field course. Harvest is just around the corner, with the days growing colder and getting shorter.

Tonight I was struck by how much of a blessing this work term has been, in more ways than just job experience. I call my oma tonight and was talking to her about how her moving to the seniors' apartments she lives in has been both nice for her because it allows her to visit people during the winter, making it easier for her, but has also been a blessing for others too! My Oma enjoys visiting people on their birthdays and people who are sick - something she would have loved to do more in the past, but as she doesn't drive wasn't able to do very much. Now her move to the apartments has opened up a whole new community she can bless with visits! And instead of having to drive she can just walk down the hall! An unexpected blessing and ministry!

And this made me think of myself, moving out here to Melfort has been great work experience, i've met great people, and I have learned a lot about myself and where I would like to be in the future. It has also given me a lot of time to myself - time which I've been able to spend making cards and calling people to keep in touch. Living in Ottawa I've often allowed myself to get too busy or have always figured that I'll get together with someone eventually -- and then would not see them for weeks. Now thanks to weekend with an unlimited long distance plan, I can spend hours on the phone building my relationship back home - another unexpected blessing!

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