Franklin Five

Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Brother's Prayer

Wesley's prayer tonight at dinner:
Thank you, God, for Graham, my best friend.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

A Greater Appreciation

Tim's mom had planned a trip to visit us in Canada this February and had been hoping to see some snow since she doesn't get to see much of it in Memphis. Because we have gotten very little snow this year in the Toronto area, we thought it would be fun to take her a few hours north of Toronto to the Muskoka area. This is the area where we went with our small group a month ago. We rented a small cottage and enjoyed a weekend of playing in the snow. The boys were outside most of the time, but Lidiyanna preferred to stay cozy and warm with Perpy inside. We made some great memories, and enjoyed our time with Perpy. I'm glad we got to show her some more of Canada's beauty.

Graham and Wesley had fun jumping off of a snowman and landing in the fluffy, deep snow.

Graham and I did some ice skating in a park where they had flooded a road and made it into a skating trail.

My appreciation for Canada continues to grow the longer we are here. It has been a hard adjustment moving to Canada, but now I can say I'm thankful to be here. I'm thankful for the friends God has provided for us, the boys' school and their wonderful teachers, and the amazing adventures we are having here. Tim continues to have stressful days at work, and we wish his work schedule was not as demanding. Yet, we can see God's hand all around us, and I know we will look back on our time in Canada with tender and grateful hearts.