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Homeward Bound

 

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We left Brighton, Ontario and continued heading East.  The scenery was so beautiful and green.

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All signs and store fronts in Quebec are written in French.

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We spent the night at a truck stop and continued on in the morning.

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We have made it home.  We will spend a couple weeks getting some things in order and then the adventures will continue.  We will also continue with our homeless project.

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Spreading The Love

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We spent a week at the Milton Heights campground in Milton, Ontario.  Great location with all the amenities.  We recommend this place.

We then spent a few days in Darlington Provincial Park in Courtice, Ontario.  Located right on the lake with fabulous surroundings.  Staff are very attentive and the grounds well maintained.  We recommend this place.

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Meet Tianna.  This beautiful young lady is our grandaughter.  We are extremely proud of the fine young person she has become.  We got to have a great visit with her and her mom Michelle.

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Meet Tat’s son Ryan.  We had a wonderful visit with him and his family.

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Meet friends Mark and Karen.  Had a great visit with this wonderful couple.

Meet Tat’s long time friend Mickey, his wife Wendy and their son Dylan.  We are spending a few days with them in Brighton, Ontario.

1 Thessalonians 5:11  Therefore encourage one another and build eachother up, just as in fact you are doing.

My Big Fat Greek/Phillipino Party

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Meet Nina.  Nina and I have been friends my entire life.  We had a great visit.

Our good friends Louie and Dena invited us to their nephew’s one year birthday party.  We have been adopted into a Greek/Phillipino family.  Boy what a great combination…they know how to throw a party.

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Meet Jane.  We have been friends for many years.

Meet June and Mandy.  They work at theteardroptrailer.com…they made our trailer.  We own the original “diamond in the rough”.  We had opportunity to pop in for a visit.  Sorry we missed you Steve!

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Mandy gave us this great idea to put a canopy right over our trailer.  We added a solid panel and a couple tarps which created a changing area.  Thanks Mandy.

We are camping at Darlington Provincial Park for a few days.  Slowly making our way home.

Proverbs 27:17  As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

The Fun Continues

20170627_115904We spent some time camping in Frank and Carolyn’s driveway in Milton, Ontario.  Then we moved to a campground.

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Korey and Akita joined us for a night.  Oh what fun!

 

 

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Meet good friends Mike and Karen.  We were so blessed to spend some time with them.

 

Charlie and Sam joined the fun as well.

Meet Cheryl and her staff at the Lunch Box Cafe in Milton.  This restaurant provides job opportunities for those with developmental disabilities.  The food and service were both excellent.

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Meet Joan and Carol.  Had a great time catching up with these long time friends.

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Meet Dan.  He is homeless.  We had opportunity to spend some time with him and bless him with a few things.  Turns out that Dan and Tat had matching rings.

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Proverbs 13:20  Walk with the wise and become wise,  for a companion of fools suffers harm.

Answered Prayer

 

Crosstowne Church in Milton donated the use of their church to us and we had opportunity to share some of our testimony and music with friends and family.

 

 

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Meet Cameron.  Cameron is my youngest child.  On September 22, 2012 Cameron closed his eyes and went to be with Jesus.  He was 18.

A few months after Cameron’s death I came across his toy box that my brother made him.  In the bottom of the toy box was his baby blanket.  My stepmother made it for him when he was born.  It was made and given to me in Ontario.

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God has a plan for our lives.  He sets us in a path for our life but it’s up to us to be listening, paying attention and following the directions.  When God calls us to do something we don’t see the big picture.  We don’t always understand why he’s instructing us to do something.  The same is true with our earthly parents.  They make decisions for us to guide us in a certain direction.  We don’t always understand why but we should listen and trust.

In February 2013, 5 months after Cameron’s death.  I was struggling with these such decisions I had made as a parent.  I needed to know that Cameron had forgiven me for decisions I had made that maybe he didn’t understand.  I knew I wouldn’t be able to move forward until I let this go.  I was driving myself crazy obsessing over this.  I started begging God to please help me to let this go.  For three days leading up to a day in church I was relentless in prayer…please God, help me, I need to let this go.

We were attending a church in Minto, New Brunswick.  In the middle of the service a three year old girl came running up from Sunday school.  She was screaming “daddy, daddy, daddy”  Of course I turned around to discover her wearing this.

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I couldn’t breath.  I felt a huge jolt in my chest.  I knew this moment was for me.

When we pray, the answer to our prayers will never be in the form we think it should be.  God knows exactly what we need and when we need it.

To put this into perspective for you.  The blanket was made in Ontario 18 years prior to this event.  The dress was newly handmade 18 years later in New Brunswick. During Cameron’s lifetime and since, I have never encountered anything else made out of this fabric.  I have peace.

1 John 5:15  And if we know that he hears us -whatever we ask-we know that we have what we asked of Him

My Family

 

We spent a few days at the KOA in Barrie.  This place is extremely kid friendly with lots of activities to keep them occupied.  Very clean, well maintained and staff are very friendly and accomodating.  We had opportunity to share our music with the campers.  We highly recommend this place.

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We spent a few days camping at my brother’s place in Acton, Ontario.  He spends alot of time in his beautiful garden.

 

 

 

 

Meet Storm and Ice.  They have full reign over the garden.  They are Cannan Desert dogs that were rescued from Qatar.  Because of their origin, they have webbed feet and ice blue eyes which helped them to live in conditions of sand and intense heat.

 

Meet my handsome nephew Giacomo.  The family got together to celebrate his 13th birthday.

 

Meet my siblings Richard and Christine.  I was robbed in the height department!

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Meet my son Korey.

 

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Meet Andrew, my dad and his wife Pat.

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Meet Irene, my mom.

 

Meet Korey’s fiance Akita and Christine’s partner Mike.

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Next stop is visiting my dad for a few days in Toronto.

1 John 4:19  We love because he first loved us.

When Did They Grow Up?

 

 

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We spent a few days in Sault Ste Marie visiting with family.  We are so blessed to have had this time together.

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It is so beautiful there.  Imagine this as your backyard.

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We left and continued to travel East.

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Check out the size of this cloud!

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We spent a night at Carol’s Campground in Sudbury, Ontario.  Most campgrounds have a designated 7 to 8 hour quiet time…here it is 13 hours long.  This place is very clean, well maintained and is the perfect site if you have a boat or love to fish.  We recommend it.

We continued to head South East.  We enjoyed seeing many inukshuk and were quite amazed by some of their locations.

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We are spending a few days in Barrie, Ontario.  We have family scattered throughout Ontario.

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Meet Kathleen and JT.  Tat is their Uncle.

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Meet Anthony, Kathleen’s son and her husband Inder.

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What a great visit we had.

1 Peter 4:8  Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.