Thursday, May 6, 2010

1k, 2k, Red k, Blue k

Bike update!

April 19: 4 km
What was supposed to be a short trip to and from daycare turned into TWO short trips to and from daycare when I got all the way home and realized I left the house keys and the phone in C's was a nice morning, and he loved the ride!

April 30: 18 km
My last day of class, and I biked to school. It looked like rain in the morning, but what a nice day it turned out to be! Unfortunately I wasn't the best planner and I forgot my lunch.

May 1: we didn't go biking, but we did have a blast at the park downtown! We brought a picnic lunch, a few books, and a few toys for C. There were children everywhere, and C had so much fun climbing and playing and running around. What a great sunny day! We got home, put C down for a nap, and then it rained. Perfect timing in my opinion.

May 2: 11 km
we have been biking to church as a family when we can, and this sunday, on our way back home, C fell asleep.
I wish I'd had the camera, but hopefully it won't be the last time.

So total km right now:

37 + 4 + 18 + 11 = 70 km!! Yay!

testing, testing...

School is officially over for the year.
My assignments are completed, my exams are marked, and my grades are posted. And unlike last summer when we moved to this wonderful city, B and I both have jobs already!

Last summer it took B six weeks to find work, and when he did, it was at a job that he complained about and didn't appreciate. This summer there is a change in his heart. His job now is no more fantastic than last summer. He might make a little more money per hour, and do less physical labour, but it's not a job he went to school for....The change is not in the work that he's doing, but in his attitude. I am amazed at the man that I married. Every day he is growing and changing into someone I am loving more and more and more. He is energized to go and work, to meet co-workers and do the customer service work that not many people enjoy.
B is loving life. Honestly, he's not really sure what he wants to do with it, but he is heading out and trusting that God has a plan. When he told me that after 5 years of post-secondary school, and after completing 2 degrees he didn't think he wanted to actually work as a teacher, a dream he told me he's had since he was 12, I was upset. I was disappointed and, I guess, selfish that he would change his mind....and then I had to remind myself that one year ago, after completing 4 years of university, I did the same thing when I enrolled in culinary school.
So we're both human. Neither of us is omnipotent...(and I am SOOOO thankful for that). At this moment, we don't know where life will bring us. We don't know what will happen in the fall, or next summer, or even tomorrow. But we're trusting God, and so far he's provided all our needs.

I have a job! It's almost my dream job too! I'm working at a fantastic bakery, and other than only working 2 days a week, I am completely excited about this new challenge.
We are blessed. C is a joy (some days more than others) and B is still my knight in shining armour, and I.... well I am still learning.
Today I'm learning patience and trust. I'm pretty sure those lessons are going to continue into tomorrow, but I'm working on today.

And so, here is a verse that came to me the other day when I was getting ready in the morning...
James 1: 2-5, 17

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

So my written exams might be over for this semester, but there are so many more life tests that I'll just have to wait for and do my best to prepare for.

with hope,