If I did a poll over the last two weeks, these would be the top 5 questions that people have asked me. I am blessed that I have so many people in my life and amazed that most of them really do care about me. Here they are:
1. Q: Wow, you must be so tired and jet lagged from that journey. How long is it anyways?
A: As a matter of fact, I am exhausted but the jet lag ain't so bad. It took a full two days for me to get here. The journey was long (and pure torture for me who is a very nervous flyer). It was really expensive to fly through Europe so I had to connect in Qatar and then fly to Montreal which was a 12 hour flight. My flights home are even longer.
2. Q: Hmm, where exactly is Qatar?
(It has surprised me how many people don't know where Qatar is)
A: It's a small country that looks like a little wart that pokes out of Saudi Arabia. Doha, the capital city is one of the coolest cities I have ever been there. Because I had a 10 hour layover, Qatar Airways actually paid for a hotel in the city for me to spend the night. It was all expenses paid for. Super cool! I almost wish I had more time there to explore.
3. Q: So, how is married life?
A: It's wonderful. I really enjoy it.
(I want to expand a bit more on my married life but I don't think so many people are interested in all the details. There is SO much to married life and 'wonderful' doesn't quite sum it up)
4. Q: Do you miss Kelvin?
A: Terribly! I was ready to go back 3 days after I arrived......(then I get the unimpressed look from my parents.)
5. Q: How is it over there?
This question has been hard to answer. What exactly is 'it'? Life, ministry, work, marriage, security, politics, what?? Really, I could talk to you for hours about all the 'its'.
A: It's not always easy, but I do love it.
I only have a few more days here in Canada. Honestly, I am ready to get back. It has been harder than I though being away from Kelvin. I am not so sure I will come back again without him.
Anyways, here are some crazy pics of my parents and I checkin' out the sculpture walk in Castlegar.
Wouldn't want to mess with this guy
This one was my favourite. If you look closely, you can see all the neat things the artist used.
I didn't even know Castlegar had one of these crazy head things!
Surprise!!!! Ha, just kidding. I must have done a good job sticking out my gut because we had a friend drive by and ask how far a long I was.