Cynthia's Thoughts

Don’t You Wanna Curve Away

Listening to: Coldplay – Strawberry Swing

After seven months of travelling, I grew weary of thinking about Brooklin as we drove more and more north. I was apprehensive about coming back to our friends and family after such a short time away. I felt like we weren’t done travelling and I wasn’t done learning what God was trying to teach me. I didn’t know how to explain how we spent our time over the last seven months, I didn’t know what conclusions to draw for anyone, I didn’t know how to respond to everyone’s reactions over our homecoming. Honestly, I was more excited to see my Auntie Janie (Who was fostering our cats… And I say “was” because she informed me that they’re officially her cats now and won’t let us have them back. I knew that would happen, she loves cats too much and our cats are the best cats in the world. And I don’t think you’re understanding me—they are literally the best cats in the whole world.) and our cats than I was to go back to Brooklin. 

Cynthia's Thoughts

Pressed Between the Pages of my Mind

Listening to: Elvis Presley – Memories

The night before I visited Graceland, I could barely contain my excitement. I couldn’t fall asleep because I was too darn excited to be at Graceland the next day. I couldn’t figure out why it was too much for me to handle… I wasn’t huge Elvis fan, I wasn’t counting down the days until I got to visit the mansion… I racked my brain for reasons why I would be so excited and then I realized that this was 26 years in the making.

Cynthia's Thoughts

For the First Time in Forever There’ll Be Magic

Listening to: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel – For the First Time in Forever

Before Christmas, we took the kids to Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I knew it was going to be an overwhelming experience to be at these parks at such a busy time and with our three excitable kids. I even asked for prayer the day before our visit to Magic Kingdom. I was terrified that we were going to be in such a magical place and I was going to be so Sneezy, Dopey, Bashful, Sleepy, Happy, Doc, GRUMPY! trying to control my children from running around like crazy people. 

People We Miss

Blackman Family

John is the pastor at our home church, Renaissance Baptist Church in Brooklin. He’s married to the lovely Janine and together they have three beautiful daughters, Jordan, Justine and Jessie. The way their family takes on the challenge of leading our church is admirable.

People We Miss

Bob and Kathy (BobKat)

We were Bob and Kathy’s neighbours for about two weeks, the last two before we left Brooklin.

Isla, Jenson and Lincoln made new friends in their grandchildren, Riley, Emma, McKenzie and PJ. They hunted grasshoppers together, rode bikes together and climbed the walnut tree together. 

Isla and Jenson learned how to ride their bikes without training wheels on the hill behind their pool room. Lincoln learned how to balance himself and peddle with some confidence too.