Yesterday I watched out the window with astonished eyes as the police drove off with my neighbor in handcuffs.What I witnessed yesterday was like something that you would expect of a cop show. Street blocked, guns drawn, the police dog searching the area. Stuff like this doesn’t happen in my neighborhood…Well, not until yesterday.
I don’t know all the details of what happened, but I don’t need them. The world is a scary place. I think the thing that stood out the most to me is that my dad asked one of the officers a few questions about what was going on. After the officer answered the questions, he told my dad that this situation was one that the cops were not too worried about, it was tame on their end. The officer also said, it’s a big deal on our [my] end, and that he understood that what we saw was not normal to us. It shouldn’t have to be normal to anyone.
I am so extremely grateful and thankful for all of the police officers in my community.
What is this world coming to?
C’est la vie,
Ps. Listen to A Team by Ed Sheeren through headphones as loud as you can handle it. Close your eyes and listen to the lyrics. Again, what is this world coming to that a song like this has such an impact on some people?
(Thanks to my amigo for the idea to listen to Ed full blast, love ya!)
The other day I had a 2 hour drive to my house from my cottage. It was just me in the car so I had a lot of time to think. I thought about friendship, and how it changes throughout the years.
Friendship starts out by parents scheduling a playdate with their friend’s children. The parents choose the people that they want to surround their children with. Then elementary school comes and the child gets to make their own friends. This continues for the rest of life, of course.
The main thing that I was thinking on my drive was how if you have gone to public school in the same town your entire life, you have always been around the same people, and the same friends. Once high school hits, you are very good friends with these people and have deep connections to some of them. This is one of the reasons that university is such a big adjustment for young adults. All the people that they are comfortable with are usually no longer at the same school. You have to sort of start over and make some new friends. The funny thing is that the friends you make in university are like instant best friends. Everyone in university is looking for friends, they are looking for some people that will help make the transition a little bit easier. All friends are wonderful, but there is something about the university friend that is different. This person truly knows you, because most of the time, they spend more time with you at school than your own family does…this is especially true if you are living on residence.
After I was thinking about all my wonderful friends that I have made so far in my life, I was thinking about what happens after university is over and all of my friends go their separate ways, what will life look like then? Going from seeing my best friends everyday, to not knowing when I am going to see them again just seems plain scary. I know that I will stay in touch with my best friends, but it will never be the same. There will never be another time in my life like university, being surrounded with people I love (and quite frankly, some that are harder to love :P) and having the best and worst days of my life. Even though the future is a little scary and definitely full of unknowns, I am ready to cherish and enjoy the next few years of my life. The last few years that I will always have my friends surrounding me.
And I guess some day in the future, things will come full circle and I will be scheduling playdates for my own kids with my friend’s children.
C’est la vie,
Ps. Even though I am specifically talking about university friends here, I love all my friends and always look forward to spending time with all the people that I love.
This week is one of my favourite weeks of summer so far, because it is the week of Vacation Bible School at my church. This year, I was in charge of planning everything for it and I definitely think that I put a lot of effort into the planning. It is so amazing to see something that I have worked so hard on really come together into a fun filled week for the kids.
The reason that I am talking about Vacation Bible School (VBS) is that I wanted to talk about a specific bible verse. The bible verse today for the kids at VBS is Joshua 1:9.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9
I think that this verse is so encouraging. It shows that we have nothing to be afraid of. It is also a nice reminder that God is with us all the time. I have recently decided that I needed to get out of whatever slump I was in, and get things right with God. This has been a slow process so far, but I can see myself gaining more confidence and faith as the days go by.
Prayer Request: Please pray that the rest of this week goes well with the kids, that they might learn the love of Jesus.
C’est la vie,