Autumn

I wrote a poem. It goes like this: Hues of saffron grace the heights Shafts of light Piercing the quiet The stillness The unknown Pulsing in the shadows

Rainy Days in Québec

  Well, we’ve got a couple more students who have arrived at the school and also at our house. I’m glad that there is a new mix of students every week – it makes class a little more interesting when the dynamics change. I made a friend this week from Texas – she’s also a…

Speak Up and Defend

I’ve been doing some thinking for the last couple of days of how I’d like to change. How I’d like to become stronger in the areas where I am weak. I was listening to a sermon from my church in Red Deer online and the pastor shared with us two striking verses: Speak up for those…

An Eventful Day

Yesterday was my birthday and I… 1. Went to school in the morning (on Fridays, we have the afternoons off!). We had a quiz that I had forgotten to study for (oops) and we learned how to differentiate between different French accents from France, Quebec, Switzerland, Acadia, and the Mediterranean. Later, we played a werewolf…

Summer Freedom

  I am so excited to have finished my second year of teaching! And what a blessed year it has been. I know I haven’t been making a lot of blog posts this year about school, but I have been savouring every special moment that has passed since I began last August. My kids have finished…

My 2013

This past year was full of ups and downs. There were some days where I felt completely grateful and blessed, and others where I cried despairingly and felt broken. Yet I look back at each of these moments and can honestly tell myself that even if I could go back, I wouldn’t change a thing –…