Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Time for Something New

It has certainly been a very long time since I updated our blog. For a long time I could blame that on the fact that I was in school studying nursing. But, now that I have graduated I no longer have that excuse.

A very big and unexpected change came our way this past year, and therefore we are not returning to Peru year, as was our plan. It has been very hard for me to accept this. I admit that I struggle with the loss of a place and people in my life that I love dearly. Instead, I am learning to trust that God has a different purpose than the one that I expected for my nursing training, though I still do not know what that is. I do know that at the perfect time God will make it clear.

For now I will leave you with a few pictures from our trip to Canada's East Coast that we took in 2015.

Camping lunch
Bay of Fundy - Low Tide
Peggy's Cove
Green Gables - Cavendish, PEI
Lighthouse - PEI

Monday, June 22, 2015

Getting Ready for Summer 2015

We are looking forward to our first camping vacation in a long time. Ten years ago we camped at Algonquin Park before we made our first trip to Peru. It has always been something we planned to do again as a family sometime when we were back in Canada. Especially for Myah who does not remember our trip, as she was only 13 months old. This time our camping trip will take us to Canada's east coast. We will travel to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island... I cannot wait!

Friday, August 1, 2014

An Amazing Week

O.R  translator, equipment organizer, team encourager.
I had a great time encouraging family members of patients as they waited for their
loved one during surgery. I had opportunities to share my testimony and how the
Lord has changed my life.
Hannah, Sarah and Stacy. They all enjoyed helping this past week and serving wherever they were needed.
Tyler and Hannah got to spend some time working together.
Our dear friend Lisa. She is an incredible woman and we always love serving alongside her.
I was so excited to get into scrubs and enter the O.R.
I was so thankful for the opportunity to stand near this patient and pray for her during her
surgery. She was so nervous, we saw her relax and her heart-rate come down as we
comforted her. It was also so interesting to see some of her surgery.

Sitting down with the team for an evening of worship and devotions.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Scalpel At The Cross July 2014

This week our family has been working alongside the current team from Scalpel At The Cross. Usually, it is just Tyler and I who are able to participate, but the girls are on summer vacation and have all asked to be a part. They have helped with translating during our clinic day and playing with kids who are waiting for surgery or have family members in surgery. Hannah was able to help with instrument organization before sterilization. She really enjoyed herself. Sarah and Myah translated for patients receiving cortisone injections and held the patients hands during the process. It has been a joy for me to see them fit into these roles and how they just naturally took it upon themselves to fill in where the saw a need.

Here are a few pictures that capture some of what the girls have been a part of this week.
Hannah with a baby boy as he awaits tendon release surgery. He was so sweet and captured
everyone's attention with his sweet smiles how he interacted with them.
Myah was playing with this cutie while she waited her turn to have
her first set of casts on her club feet.
Hold still. 
New Friends that make a great team.
A quick moment to rest between surgery cases.
One of my favourite things is praying with patients and being able to encourage them
before and after surgery.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Grade Eight Grad

In August we will officially have two daughters in high school. Wow that went fast. Here are some pictures from Sarah's graduation.

Sunsets, Fishing and Sloths

These pictures were taken during Rick and Ruth's visit earlier this year.