And so it begins;
the count down to Christmas
13 days ago or today
I began reading Fr. Thomas Hopko's
and today was busy
researching for my proposal,
meeting my great job coach about it
and then coming home
calling my Mom
and finding out that somehow I or we or someone
had gotten their wires crossed as it were
and here I thought I was to go to Brampton to see my Oma
tomorrow and had my train ticket booked
and was aghast to find out that my family was coming the day after
and only for one night and then
I did not know if I was going to see my Oma with my family
but Via Rail
changed my ticket to the next day.
Thank you God!
Thank you Via Rail for treating me like a human being
stuck in a jam with the wrong day booked for
I go Wednesday
come back Thursday
work on my proposal on the train both ways
and on Friday
and I fly Saturday afternoon to Michigan.
(Expeida was not so kind and would not change my ticket
to accommodate the new situation I was in
but that too I trust is from God and is for a reason).
I talked with a friend on the phone tonight
about wanting to do the Holy Supper
again this year.
I love how Fr. Thomas Hopko explains
that Christmas is
considered a three-day Pascha;
I am looking forward to entering Church
wearing red and anticipating the coming of our Lord
born in Bethlehem.