Monday, February 1, 2010


So, I'm sorry (sort of) for leaving you hanging. I have actually began the post I promised but it's a big one and has alot in it, so you'll have to be patient.

It's funny. I've definitely noticed with my blogging that it goes in fits and spurts. Right now I'm sort of quiet ... I know that's bizarre. I wonder what it is that triggers a writing spell. I'm not real sure but it seems to be the way it goes. I haven't felt all tat inspired lately - that's a new thing for me.

I think it's sort of because it's only beginning to set in with Wally and I that we are done a certain chapter in our lives.

The last chapter was really all about a risk, all about adventure. It truly was exciting.

Now we are in more of a season (sharp turn there sorry) of reward. At least that's what I feel. We got Wally's first pay cheque the other day and we both sat down on the couch while we opened the pay stub. We just stared at it for a few moments in awe. The numbers were much bigger than we were used to. Especially the 'per hour' ones. We did some mental figuring and were in disbelief that even with just his paycheque we would have enough to fulfill our needs. It was a weird feeling.

Not to mention the fact that a few days later I received my first paycheque. It was the first paycheque I have ever received for a full time job. Before I always got cash or a mitt full of small cheques. This time I got to experience what it was like to say goodbye to nearly a third of it right off the hop. Not as exciting as I thought.

Anyways, now we are trying to get used to this new way of life and trying to maintain our debt free status for as long as possible. We are very fortunate people.

I think it'll take a while to get used to. I would love to know what is around the bend for us, but wouldn't we all. I think now is the time for us to relaly spend some time seeking God in what he wants us ot do for Him. Even in saying that I have know idea what that really means.

I guess I think of it in terms of Wally and I learning together, experiencing growing opportunities together (hopefully Thailand), reaching out to our community by giving our time to help others in practical ways together. Lots of togetherness.

Of course there is also the obvious question of children. The plan was that when school was done for my thirtieth birthday we would begin the steps towards adoption. Since school finished quicker than we noticed we may hold off 6 months to a year to get sed to this new place in our lives. I have a feeling that however our children come it will be as exciting and spontaneous as our last chapter of our lives.

At least I hope so.

Good night.