Thursday, March 27, 2008

in Finland!


greetings from finland ... good trip here, just snow everywhere! in every city from winnipeg to toronto to frankfurt to helsinki! and then we had to drive 2 hours on yucky highways to get to our final destination! i was too tired to be nervous! besides the verses on trusting, rather than fearing - were being lived out!!

i've had a good sleep (hopefully jet lag will be non existent!) ... and i'm waiting at one cousins place for another cousin (different sides of the family) to come visit ...

i've spoken with leo a few times and he is being visited every day, by a neighbour or friend or even both! he's probably seeing more people now, then he has in 2 years time!

we will be leaving here a day earlier, because of booked flights on the friday - but that is all in God's design, since we have arrived a day earlier than originally planned ...

thank you for your prayer!!! sending (hugs) love, saija

15 comments:

eija said...

Welcome to Finland, Saija :) I think you arrived during the worst possible weather - I'm glad you got there safe.

But at least today the weather is gorgeous :)

Mimi said...

I am so glad you arrived safely, and Leo is having lots of visitors...the weather is not always perfect when we travel...but the company makes up for it...enjoy your time with your family...and we will keep Leo covered in prayer while you are away...
{{Hugs}}
Mimi

Pat said...

How wonderful to hear how your trip is going. How long was your flight?
I'm sure Leo will be glad when your plane safely brings you home.
We're all here waiting too!

Amrita said...

Hi Saija, glad you got to Finland safely

auntibeck said...

Great news on the first leg of your journey! I've been keeping you in my prayers.

Mari said...

I'm glad you arrived safely and to hear that Leo is getting lots of company!

Penless Thoughts said...

Glad to hear from you from there!!!!
Susan

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Boy when I saw your name pop up on my google reader i hopped right over!! So good to hear that you had a good trip and you are with your relatives now...
Have a wonderful TIME! Also happy that Leo is fine and having people around him.

Sandy

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
how wonderful that you are here, just
a handshake away.
Even we on the south-west coast of Norway have snow. My precious tulips are fully covered.
Hope yo are having a good time with your precious relatives. I know your hours are valuable.
Is there any who can translate the poem about the Farmer Paavo for you??
It's so moving and also describing the very precious nature of the Finns.
(Besides it was my father's favorite poem. He knew it by heart, and used to read it loud at family gatherings.)
Now, you know how welcome you would be in Norway.
I am also happy for Leo. May be some good is coming to him too, having those visits.
Yours Felisol

Vicki said...

We've been praying for you, dear Saija, and glad to know you arrived safely! I hope your family time is precious.

Blessings across the miles,
Vicki

Catherine said...

I'm glad to hear you arrived safely and that Leo has friends looking in on him. You are both in my thoughts and prayers, and I wish you a good visit with your family and a safe trip home.

Cathy said...

Well, bless your heart. I was surprised to see a post from Finland!
I'm sorry the weather is so bad there. It's great to hear from you. You and Leo are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm glad he is doing well. :o)

Gavin said...

Hi Saija,

Even though your trip to Finland is not one that you had wished for I hope that you gain and deliver strength from and and to your distant family.

I was in Lahti in 1990, I remember the sun being out but the air being COLD. There was even snow on the ground - not something that I see down here in Australia. The most difficult thing was the lack of darkness at night. I had to hand all my clothes over the window to make my room dark enough to sleep in! It was a long trip back to Sydney too. I think it was a total of 42 hours of traveling time.

Take care and travel safely.

Gavin

daisydreamer said...

So good to know you're well and arrived and that Leo is being cared for too. God is so good and faithful.

Saija said...

i would write more, but time and computer connections don't allow it ... just popping by to say that your prayers and good wishes have gone a long way! thank you!