o as many of you know we took a trip up to Canada. We were cordially invited up there for a job interview of sorts at a church in Toronto. The plane rides are not my favorite...planes scare me. I white knuckle it most of the way, any turbulence disrupts my peace within, I feel anxiety and it stresses me out, so much that it takes several hours to calm myself. I am not outwardly freaking out on the plane freaking others out though...It is a very internal hell for me. I pray before we take off and give thanks when we land...Despite the torture of the planes...
The trip itself was great. Our hosts were very hospitable.
My husband had the pleasure of preaching for this congregation for both of their services on Sunday. We were taken out, fed well, had the chance to meet the people in the church and took a lovely walk along Humber River.
Our gracious hosts took us to downtown Toronto.
We rode the subways and took some
scenic snapshots of some of the sights.
Of course the most favorite things we adored were the older buildings surrounded by the newer buildings. My heart swoons for the historic older buildings. We found that much of Toronto as well as downtown reminded us of our 10 year experience living in Washington. the architecture, the surroundings, the trees and the weather gave us a pleasant memory of that time in our lives.
Our five day stay ended up being a six day stay due to the storms and Hurricane Sandy off the East Coast. Our flight was canceled. We then made arrangements to fly out in a different direction and made it home safely. And yes, unfortunately I gave myself a bit of anxiety on the flights home too. I thanked God for bringing us back to the earths surface once we landed on home soil. The trip was a wonderful experience. The church, the people, the area were a delight to take in. We will not know anything as to if we got the job or not for a bit...so we are still waiting on the Lord and His timing. I am trying to be patient and know that if it not be in Canada, He surely has a plan for us elsewhere.
No matter, it was a nice vacation spent with my Dear Mr. Darling.
We are alway's up for an adventure.