02.07.2008 23 °C
In our time in Montreal everything has seemed to be in fast forward. As we looked forward to what new things we may experience and what the furture will bring we've also been blessed with many new friends which you've caught a glimpse of in some of our entries.
This entry is just a little acknowlegement of the wonderful people we have met and all the fun we've had cause I know with certainty that without them we surely would have had a much harder time adjusting.
My very first bout of sanity came in the form of St Stephen's womens bible study. I came to you a bit lost and with a little girl who wouldnt leave my side. Eleni (and I) feel soooo at home with you all, you've encouraged me and my relationship with God. My confidence has grown and with that so has Eleni's. She loves to be there, loves to play with her friends and hates it when we have to go home! Your a sanity saver and a safe haven.
What do you get when you combine some Aussies, a couple of Austrians, a Scot, and a Canadian? The most splendiferous bunch of people anyone could hope to meet! For the Mums/Dads group which has been going for such a short time, I'm glad we met you. Eleni and I have loved the fun we've had together. The playdates have helped my sanity and Elenis social skills! You guys are great and I'm glad I could do my bit to help bring you all toegther.
St Stephens congregation and our LW friends. On so many levels I feel like we've taken more than we've given. You've been a wonderful place for us to be refreshed. The first Church we stumbled across and in English, we knew it had to be God ordained. We feel ready for the next part of our lives because of you. We've learnt so much and grown together as a family and as individuals, thankyou from the bottoms of our souls.
Our friends from St Stephens, too many to mention but you know who you are. You've dined us and wined us (well sometimes beer was involved), you celebrated birthdays, occasionally picked up the broken pieces, loved us and prayed with us and generally made us glad to be here and be with you, thankyou.
Especially to you my Austrian friend. Where would I have been without your hugs and your cookies! Eleni and I have enjoyed being a part of your family, our outings and all the fun we've had. I know we will be friends forever no matter where forever will take us.
And so with that it is farewell not goodbye. We llok back to running into you all soon be in it your part of the world or ours. Stay tuned for the next part of the journey