I got paper to put behind this icon of the Mother of God
at the art store in downtown Ottawa.
(The frame I am using for it is just a bit too big).
It's been good to be here.
God willing I come home Wednesday,
just after we get a lot of snow.
It has been good to be here.
To see dear friends.
To talk to my Ottawa spiritual father about my new life.
I got some Ottawa-specific things, like my Bridgehead tea.
Ottawa is a unique town in that the rich and poor are living nearer to each other,
I miss that in my new life and it is nice see things here.
But I also sense that I am slowly adjusting to my new life more;
Just a sense of a bit of internal space that has more room in it;
I am sure I will at times face grief of what and who I leave when I am not in Ottawa.
But I have much to do now in NJ and am happy for my life
with my husband.
I bought a little bit of chocolate and tea;
it does seem that it is simple things like tea that
I am often most happy with.
Time drinking tea with Mr. Husband and with friends
is often my most treasured of times.
I have not always been able to get full nights of sleep here.
I do ask your prayers that I do not fall ill.
I hope to come home on time on Wednesday.
The weather for both sides is forecasted to be clear this day.
It was wonderful to have Theophany here;
and to say:
Christ is baptised!
In the Jordan!