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I now live in Victoria, after a couple years on the North Shore of Vancouver, and a (too) brief time in the prairies. Working as an artist, mother and wife (not necessarily in that order), i am striving to live well, to find the truth of God in all things, and to pass on this truth to others.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

dear scott

i met the girls tonight for appys at the usual time and place and we laughed and cried and prayed and held each other in the rain.  such beautiful women, such important friendships (will i ever know how important?), it's so hard to release.  i drove away through Langley and i felt so awake, like the lights were brighter and i was breathing deeply and aware.
i am standing on a precipice, on the brink of life change,
         and i began to think of you.
i turned onto hwy 15, the bridge where you feel as though you are about to lift off and fly, and in my mind i was jumping into your arms and into this newness and adventure, and i was excited.  then i turned onto 140th and pictured your mother and started sobbing in the car.  marrying you has been the most exquisite gift God could have ever give me.  He knew exactly the man i needed, and the in-laws that i needed, and the life experiences, and challenges, and griefs and joys....i feel that tonight i trust Him in a way that is easy, un-complicated, and beautiful.
so the next chapter begins which will require us to be closer than ever.  i love you husband.  where you go, i will go.  your people will be my people, and your God my God. 
to God's glory, and for our joy.
i will kiss you tomorrow.


  1. thank you janet. i drove into saskatoon yesterday in the same way. i watched the sun rise and set as i journeyed across the prairies. And in the words of Gen 1, "And there was evening and there was morning, and it was good." And a new day begins... a new day - together - with God. Although we won't yet be in our new place tonight, it will be sooo good to meet you at the airport tonight and welcome you and the kids to a new day in a new place.
    i love you.

  2. I miss you and am so excited for you! Thinking and praying for you today sweet friends.

  3. If I had your artistic way with words I could easily write my "100 days in Toronto" book, (grin). It was nice to finally get to meet you tonight. I look forward to connecting with you more.