Can I brag a bit? Can I tell you how proud we are of Amanda who wrote her exam to become a registered psychologist this weekend and passed? Can I tell you how wonderful a mother and wife to Philip she is?
Three young kids, a husband who works 4-12 hour shifts in a row, a busy daily schedule to stimulate and educate her children and still she keeps up her studies and prepares herself for this demanding exam. Amanda is highly motivated and principled. She raises our grandchildren (with Philip) to appreciate others, to be kind to everyone and to love being helpful. They have engendered faith and prayer as critical parts to living and both work to give their children significant emotional security.
Yes, we are very proud of Amanda and this latest achievement makes us want to just brag about her all the more!
The problem with having a grandchild that is not on social media means you can’t plaster pictures of the little one all over the internet. However, as we love our kids and their kids maybe it’s enough to say we are grandparents again and invite you to come see us and we’ll show you pictures!
Congratulations to Philip and Amanda and big sister Carlyle and big brother Fitz!
We love you all! We can’t wait to hold Paige! Paige Margaret Waters.
It’s been almost 10 years since we left Calgary. An entire decade has passed since we received a phone call to tell us that we would be moving from Calgary as part of a pilot program to introduce the roll out of area commander. Wendy and I would later that summer move to Edmonton but initially, we were told it might be Alberta or Ontario. In the end, it was Edmonton.
Our time in Calgary was wonderful and seven years at Glenmore Temple were some of our favourite years of ministry. Returning to the platform this weekend was like coming home, and I enjoyed every minute.
While we were there we connected with Phil, Amanda, Carlyle and Fitz. The kids are growing quickly and Fitz now scurries around the floor like a soldier crawling on his belly to the front line! He’s a happy boy with energy and curiosity. Carlyle is smart and loves to spell, colour, make crafts and cuddle with her little brother. Dave and Sue graciously allowed us to crash their home for a few hours and share a meal with us.
We did get out to Canmore and celebrated Phil’s 30th birthday by his making us an amazing roast beef dinner! It was delicious.
This is of course 3 not 30 but the enthusiasm for life that he had at 3 he still exhibits – energy, fun, curiosity….hey who does that sound like?
It’s great to be with family, even briefly.