Sunday, October 9, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend

What a busy weekend!  Friday was a day of excitement because we got the keys to the warehouse and then worked our buns off until late at night loading the warehouse with the donated books.  Hit the bed snoring!
Saturday we had a missionary, John Scott, from Malawi for brunch at the church as he brought information of the work being done in Malawi.
John Scott, Missionary to Malawi & me
We had been asked by our Mission Council at the church to host John overnight before he left for a church in Toronto.  What a neat man.  During his presentation he referenced Swaziland many times.  I felt like I knew exactly what he was describing so many times.  He mentioned people that meant a lot to him and his ministry in Malawi, and many of those people we had met in either Johannesburg or Manzini as well.  Again, what a connection!  After the presentation, we brought him back to our house and then he wanted to see our warehouse.  My friend, Ngaire, Campbell and I took him to see it and then we headed out to Fifties for a light lunch.  I recommend that restaurant to anyone who visits Cambridge!  John chatted away so much of the evening about his adventures in Romania, Malawi, Mozambique and other places.  Vince made a great steak dinner and server pierogies on the side too.  John had never ate a pierogi before but found out that he really liked them.  Didn't seem like lots of activity, however, when I got to bed finally at 11:30, Vince gave me a shook and said I should roll over because I was snoring.  I was so shocked!  I hadn't even realized my head was on the pillow!  How could I already be snoring!!?  hahahaha!
Zaley at the dog park.
Sunday was church, lunch, dog park, shopping for Breakfast Club, supper and then some relaxation.  I still have to make a banana cream pie for tomorrow (Campbell's favourite).  Jennifer makes desserts for Thanksgiving at our house.  She has made lemon meringue, pumpkin and apple.  YUMMY!
And of course, Monday morning has its own tradition.  The Oktoberfest Parade in Kitchener.  Of course, we can't miss that!  :)

Thanksgiving.... give thanks... where do I start to list the things that I'm thankful for.  1.  A faith that is real,  2. A husband who loves me,  3.  My children and grandchildren,  4.  My job,  5, everything I mentioned above and all the people that touch my life daily and those that are no longer here that helped shape me to become who I am today - my mom, dad, sister, Sandra, brother, Bill, Pastor Tim, and my childhood Sunday School teacher, Luella Bogle.  Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. I remember Mrs. Bogle. Wow, that was a long time ago. I'm thankful for you and all that you do for our Church, my dad and the entire community. You definitely have angel wings Marg. Love you.