I am in Didsbury, Alberta today. This is on Mountain Time Zone and in what is called High desert climate which is very dry for me. It is the same as Colorado and I can really tell it’s dry because I cannot keep my lips moist and I lick them all of the time!
I am staying at the home of Allen and Gail Reed. Allen and Gail volunteered with their family at GLA five years ago and then went on to adopt a little boy named Roberto (Robbie). It has been great seeing Robbie. He is an active vibrant eight year old now!
The Reed family organized a fundraiser at their church for Friday night. About 110 people came and it was a great night. I met a lot of interesting people and talked to a lot of people about future volunteering at GLA.
Another adoptive family, Bart and Marie Louise Nelissen, also came who has adopted two GLA children. The oldest child, Chris, could not be there last night, but Lucy came. Lucy is funny and bright. She wouldn’t sing for me, but I got to watch a video of her singing and she is great! I said someday she might be an American Idol or Canadian Idol contestant. She is that good!
LeAnn Rix-DeBruyn came with her three GLA children. Delva, Zachary, and Mamase are the joy of LeAnn’s life! It is wonderful to see them again after several years of not having been in Alberta. All of the children have grown from babies to active children now! Delva is so tall! And he is only 11 years old!
Allen Reed was the emcee at the function and I told him that he made a GREAT emcee! He was funny and helped make the night a good one. I am the one that have to watch my time. I sometimes tell too many Haiti stories! I told Allen to give me a sign when I had talked too much, but he forgot!
But we had a really nice evening and the desserts were to DIE FOR! Heavenly Angel food cake and sinfully delicious chocolate layered cake! I put my money on the chocolate cake and I went from table to table to let people know how good it was! Yes, I did eat some! It was too good to pass up and I don’t even like Chocolate very much!
Gail is a woman after my own heart. She took me for a massage. The massage therapist was great and really did some osteopathic type of assessment and treatment. She worked my sore and tired muscles hard and it was great! My neck hurts less and my back too! Of course, I might be sore later in the day! I really want to thank the Reed family for their hospitality and for bringing home the leftover chocolate cake! I even had a piece for lunch!
Posted on Sat, November 19, 2011