It’s strange to come and go from a place so quickly. Just eight months ago we packed up another U-Haul and arrived in Chilliwack. This weekend we leave. We moved to Chilliwack in a step of faith, trusting that it was the right choice for us at that moment. And now we are doing it again, moving on in faith to the next era of our lives. In truth, there have been times in the last eight months when I thought coming here was a mistake. I hold some great memories of the Fraser Valley but there were a lot of challenges too and some unhappy moments. It wasn’t an easy move and I don’t know if our next one will be easier or harder. What I do know is that we made the right decision when we came here and I think we’re making the right decision now. I know that God provides and I know that I can trust Him. More than maybe anything else over this past year I’ve learnt that God goes with me. Some days that’s harder to remember than others, but it is true every day. He’s been with us here in Chilliwack and He’ll continue to be with us on the Coast. God is good.
To the people we’ve met here in Chilliwack: Thank you. Thank you for opening your homes and your lives to us. Thank you for feeding us, for praying for us, for teaching us, for introducing us to the best donairs in town, for letting us hold your babies and give them back when they start to cry, for welcoming us when we showed up unannounced or stayed later than anybody else. Thank you for making our eight months here better, brighter, and more memorable. I hope my path crosses again with each and every one of you.
In conclusion, I thought I’d share some of my favourite photos of the last eight months, here in the Valley.