I’m so full and overwhelmed at the goodness of God.
He’s the God who hears and responds to the secret desires of our heart…
responds in ways that are over and above and beyond all we could ask or think.
This whole trip has been over, above, and beyond.
Yesterday we met some of Mama’s relatives living on Prince Edward Island.
They took us to the family homestead, the home my great grandfather built.
Mama was born in that house.
They took us to the home of Mama’s first cousin.
She is ninety years old.
We sat in the spotless kitchen of her humble little home and her husband played the fiddle for us.
He’s known as the best Acadian fiddler on the island.
He played for the Queen of England when she visited the island.
We were so readily welcomed, embraced, made to feel like family, included.
I felt teary eyed with the sweetness of the whole day and the goodness of God.
I continue to count my thanks
piling up gratitude day by day
in my little green journal.
-God’s provision for this long dreamed of trip
-unexpected blessing of money we loaned paid back
-a safe 9/11/11
-beautiful Maine, (where my Mama was raised)
-people talking with accents that remind me of how Mama talked
-inexpensive fresh lobster dinner!
-sister giggles, (we are on this trip with my sister and brother in law)
-learning about our Acadian heritage
-kind, helpful hotel personnel
-beautiful P.E.I, (Mama’s birthplace)
-meeting distant relatives who instantly made us feel like native islanders and like family
-meeting closer relatives who gave us the most special day on P.E.I.
-beautiful Nova Scotia