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Friday, March 16, 2012

Capricious Spring



The weather can't decide what to do. This week we've had rain, snow, wind, cold, and a bit of sunshine. Last Sunday afternoon Tim and I headed to Witty's Lagoon for a little walk. Although the sun peeked out occasionally, its warmth was stolen away by the wind.

 Mugs of steaming tea, drunk while seated on a driftwood log, warmed our insides most satisfactorily. In the distance we watched some Canadian Navy vessels doing an exercise in the Strait - ships and helicopters went to and fro. 



Last Friday I received a call from one of our pastors - "There's been a cancellation on the Mexico trip, would you like to go?" It came out of the blue and I had to decide quickly. And so, on Saturday morning Tim will drive me to the ferry where the team (43 of us) will be sailing, then busing to Seattle, flying to San Diego and driving in vans to a town in Baja California. Some of the team will be constructing a house, some will be working on a church, and I will be using my rusty Spanish to communicate. 


I'll be gone for 9 days so if you don't hear from me, you'll know why. But I've pre-posted a series with simple spring photos accompanied with quotations from L. M. Montgomery that you might enjoy. Montgomery's characters, which include Anne of Green Gables, Emily of New Moon, and Valancy (The Blue Castle) are spunky and likable. I've read them all over and over, not for the quality of writing but for her superb characterization. Many of her characters' expressions are ones that I can identify with, such as 


"I do know my own mind...The trouble is, my mind changes and then I have to get acquainted with it all over again."
L. M. Montgomery - Anne of the Island




14 comments:

  1. How awesome! Our church has stopped it's mission trips to Mexico... the areas we go to are no longer safe. I have a very dear, old friend that lives and works in Mexico as a missionary. I'll have to look up her town... her name is Pam....

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  2. Woo hoo! Have a good time. I'm sure your smiles will be great communication too.

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  3. I am just amazed and impressed by your decision to go. Mine, of course, would have been to stay. It will be a great adventure and you'll have blog fodder for months and months. Enjoy the nine days! May God be praised.

    Had to take a closer look at the first photo and got all tangled up in the moss hanging from the trees and then was surprised to see the ship floating on the sea. Amazing what one can see when looking at the big picture.

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  4. Fun quote!
    All the best as you go and serve on the team! What a great opportunity, especially with you knowing the language!

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  5. I'll look forward to your spring posts and trust you have a great trip to Mexico!

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  6. Hi Lorrie, what a great opportunity for you. Travel safe my friend! We have had cool spring winds here as well.

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  7. your Capricious Spring is just beautiful!

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  8. Have a wonderful trip Lorrie! I'll look forward to hearing all about your adventure.

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  9. Lorrie,
    I hope all goes well in Mexico. Back here, I'll enjoy your L. M. Montgomery quotations. Like you, I've read her books more than once!
    -Karen

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  10. Talk about opportunity meeting prepared.... so glad you could go on this trip!

    Wishing you safety and much joy!

    Love these three characters you mention from the wonderful imagination of L.M. Montgomery.

    ... oh yes.. and you share some of the same expressions that I can also identify with....

    We must have some 'kindred spirit' happening...........

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  11. Lorrie, God bless you for saying yes and may He bless your trip and mission abundantly!!
    My oldest girls have just LOVED LOVED Anne of Green Gables and I keep thinking I need to print out the many many fabulous quotes. I've wanted to make a sign for our room in the basement once I clean it out that says "The Sparest of Spare Rooms" ...Aunt Josephine
    Can't wait to hear about your trip.

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  12. Love L.M.'s characterization and voluminous sense of humor. I find myself giggling my way through her books and getting really attached to the so- seemingly-real friends I make in them. How exciting to be traveling south to Baja. I pray safe travels for you and your group and for blessings as you minister. Your photo of the twiggy path is just wonderful. :)

    Blessings,
    Christi

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