grey christmas and radiant heart

it’s been raining in Ottawa since I got here, and all the snow has disappeared, except for small patches that are impossible to go sledding on. the temperature just seems to want to stay above zero. oh well… it happens. if I wanted snow I guess I could have stayed at home in Drummondville. but hey, I came to Ottawa to relax and be with my friends. I guess I could say, rediscover my friends — it’s been six months since I’ve seen them all in the flesh. I’ve had the chance to meet up with a lot of people who I haven’t seen in a long while, too. I’m real grateful for that! Yesterday evening I got the chance to have dinner with Phil and René Allard (and several other youth of course). what a bunch of great guys. lol. René lives in Montreal, tho I seem to show up in MTL so infrequently these days that we had to wait to come to Ottawa to meet up. oh well. after that, we stopped by Ayafor’s place at Lees and were witness to a couple of games of roake/shalem. aya is doing well; he moved across the street from the old apartment in the Citadel and is living with his cousin, working on his Masters’ right now. he still has that old tribble (little brown fuzzy thing) that I left behind when I moved out two years ago. that’s funny. I got real tired last night tho and couldn’t stick around as long as I would have liked to. that was a bummer. oh well – hopefully we’ll have more chances to hang out together. the 19-day feast is tonight, and it’s a city-wide feast. those are always wonderful 🙂 then on wednesday (31st) there’s a CARDevotional going on at Martin’s place. that should be quite interesting. I’ll be looking forward to seeing how it goes — it’s apparently been quite successful, and it might be something we can take back to other areas.

I’m glad to be back. I’m glad to have this time to reflect and think about the good things around me and all the friends I’ve been blessed with. I’m thinking a lot about my future too. Many things have changed in my life in such a short span of time. that makes me even gladder to have the friends I have. It also makes me all the gladder to be Bahá’í. There is so much love, support and fellowship among the Bahá’ís. I’ve never regretted my decision to embrace Bahá’u’lláh’s Faith. I only hope and pray that I may be given strength and steadfastness to fulfill God’s will for my life.

Pray for the study circle of Ruhi Book 3 that’s started today in Victoriaville. The community there has taken such great leaps and bounds in the past few years and has gone through so many severe tests and trials. they will undoubtedly continue to receive untold blessings in the years to come. May God continually shower them with all of His love.

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