Monday, June 15, 2009


We had a wonderful camping getaway. We are so blessed to live minutes away from the rugged beautiful wilderness. God is always so apparent when you look out on the lake and see the shorelines with the reflections of the mountains shining through. The beauty of life is indescribeable...fragile-like, awe inspiring.
We took our canoe and paddled and spent alot of time on the water. Pure serenity. It was amazing. During the afternoons we'd explore the hiking trails. (The only downfall was our inadequate supply of bug repellant. We all got butchered with bites!)At night we'd sit around the fire telling tales, singing songs and listening to the "night creatures".
It was so nice to get away. Reflect. Count our blessings....(and we have many.)
I came home feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. Tomorrow it will be a year from when my dad first went into the hospital in Kitimat. His anniversary of his death is slowly approaching and I feel like I'm going to come undone.
My wonderful friend Cheryl wrote this tonight on her blog, and it made me cry:
"Life is too short to worry about having to be someone you aren't when you are around people that don't bring out the best in you. Friends, good friends, should see you for who you are and always want the best for you - and help you find that for yourself. My friends - I love you lots."
This is the truth. For my friends that believe in me, love me, and stand by me, thank you.
I hope you all can stand on nature's shoreline and take in this majestic beauty of life.



Rox said...

As your year of firsts draws to an end, know that your healing has already begun. I'm here for you if you need me, Jenny.

Gwen said...

Oh, Jenny! You made me cry!

That's funny, I was out at the same lake two weeks ago and I thought about your dad and you a lot. I don't know why, I guess just because it's been nearly a year. You're still in our prayers; I pray that even through the really hard time coming up, you'll still be able to focus on great memories of your dad, and that you'll be able to laugh about all the crazy things he used to say and do. I love you and I'll be thinking about you lots over the next months.

joni said...

aw .. sob sob..

i love you.

last week while i was merely hanging laundry in my sun room.. i was thinking about you and your daddy... thoughts and prayers.. and crying.

time is and isn't on our side.


Tanya said...

I've been thinking about this anniversary a lot too. I can only imagine what you have had to go through this past year. Your strength has amazed me and I'm not sure if I could be the same...I think I may have gone into hiding for a long, long time!

Its going to be a time filled with a lot of memories...thank God for those! You are always in my thoughts and prayers Jenny! Your dad is looking down on you with a huge smile!

I still remember when we used to live next door to them and how I'd always hear him singing his heart out on the back deck:) Or when his dog scared the snot out of me! Haha!

Take care...know that you are loved!

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