Monday, March 31, 2008

another evening in Finland ...

there are many stories i would like to share with you guys ... but that will have to wait until i get home and can post pictures ...

it has truly been a whirlwind trip .... tomorrow will be the last visit with my aunt and uncle who lost their eldest son - my cousin ... that will be sad to give them that last farewell hug ...

there have been so many tears and laughter mingled ... plus those strong, bone breaking hugs, the kind where you rock back and forth ...

and times of eating until my tummy is full ...

sauna's every night ...

and many folks who i just do not have time to see - are disappointed ...

through it all, i have had a peace that the Lord is with me - even though my prayer time and bible reading have been limited ... He knew ahead of time and prepared my heart, then prepared others to pray for me ... and i thank Him for that ... and i also thank those of you who have remembered me ...

we head home to canada on thursday ... but i don't think i will get home to leo until sunday ... unless my flight can be changed ... we shall see how things fall into place ...

blessings to you all ... time to head for bed!

(even though the time underneath is early afternoon - it is close to 10 p.m. here)

10 comments:

Mari said...

I'm glad your trip has gone well. I'll be waiting for your stories and to hear how happy Leo is to see you again!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Saija...again nice to hear from you. i knew that you would have a great time. But I know you will be glad to get back home. it is always that way..

Sandy

Mimi said...

You are flying on our prayers...and having a great time...I am so very happy for you...I am sure Leo will be very glad to see you and enjoy all the pictures with you...
I can hardly wait myself to enjoy some of your pictures...
{{Hugs}}
Mimi

Cathy said...

I'm glad you are enjoying yourself, Saija. I know you can't wait to get home to your Leo. I know you will have some wonderful pictures for us too. Thank God for His perfect peace.

Jammie J. said...

Ahhh, yes, the Lord understands. Plus, it's kind of like you're getting your fellowship in, ya know? :)

I'm so glad things have gone well for you. Maybe too fast, though?

(hugs)

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
Saunas every evening in March, rolling in the snow afterwards, perhaps.
The Finns are tougher than any other Nordics. They have had a long training for that too.
I am happy you are getting all those bear hugs. You'll remember them long, long.
Hope the journey home will go smoothly, but you have one more valuable day in Soumi. Enjoy.
From Felisol

Amrita said...

Goody Saija.
Safe opurney home.

Those saunas soumd so relaxing

Nancy said...

Oh the visits with family are so special, savor them all.. Have a safe trip home & I can't wait to see some of the pictures... God is Good

Tim said...

As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the LORD surrounds His people From this time forth and forever.

Psalm 125:2

Saija said...

i am just re-reading your comments ... it was really special & encouraging to read them while in finland ... you all were kind of along for the trip - and you encouraged my heart! thank you!