Monday, April 22, 2013

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words...

I don't know that this photo represents a thousand words, but certainly many thoughts. I snapped this picture on our recent visit to the wave pool in Canada. This young pregnant mom, dressed in the full burqa of the Muslim faith, was playing with her two toddlers in the water. Watching her with her children brought many conflicting thoughts to my mind. In so many ways she was a young mom enjoying her children much like my own daughters or daughter-in-law; at the same time I felt sadness for the life of bondage that she is entrapped in; and I felt fear for the world that has embraced this religion and for the impact it will surely have on my children and grandchildren. I can only pray for her and the many more like her, that they will know the truth.

"and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:32

Sunday, April 21, 2013

More Canada Photos...

I didn't do too much picture taking on our recent trip to Canada. I guess we were busy visiting and doing projects, but here are a few photos:
 Feeding the ducks at the lake.
 The wave pool is one of our regular excursions when we go to visit my parents. It is an indoor pool with a "beach" and waves. It also has 2 long twisty waterslides, a lagoon and water play structure. Here Naomi has just been washed onto shore by the waves!
Enjoying the play structure.
 Dinner with my brother and his family.
My Uncle Henry, who lives in a care home due to a stroke he suffered 2 years ago.
Naomi and Grandma
The new Canadian $20 bill. It is made of a plastic material with a clear strip on the right side which is imbedded with holographic images. Eventually all their bills will be of this same material. Canada has also recently done away with the penny!
A very distinguished gentleman who happens to be my dad! =)

Thursday, April 18, 2013


On our recent trip to Canada, Lucas, Naomi and I had to hang out in the Seattle airport for quite a few hours. Here are some pictures to show how exciting it was!

I'll try to get up some photos from out time in Canada soon. (It was much more exciting!)

Naomi was literally "hanging out" here!
Seattle's overcast skies!
These are a couple of full size aircraft hanging overhead.