My journey to the great state of Alaska started June 13, 2009. This is an attempt to share the adventure with my family and friends who are so much a part of the story... "This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It's adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike 'What's next, Papa?" Romans 8:15-16
Saturday, November 27, 2010
From Eek, Alaska With Love
Forever on Thanksgiving Day The heart will find the pathway home. ~Wilbur D. Nesbit
Hello All! We are surviving the post Turkey Day coma from lovely Eek, Alaska. About 30 miles north of Quinhagak, smack dab in the middle of the tundra between Quin and Bethel. A village of about 300. Our original plans were to join my friends and fellow teacher colleagues: Traci, Erin, Dirk (Quyana to you all;) and the rest of the Eek crew for a Thanksgiving Fiesta from Wed to Friday. But as the weather would have it, we (Josh and I ) are currently still in Eek, Alaska awaiting a break in the fog over Quin way. We did manage to get Chris and Mike off this morning on a flight back to Bethel, which was a beautiful stroke of luck since they both had flights to catch today back to Anchorage. Had we been in Quin they'd certainly have missed their connections. It has been a needed and appreciated mini vacation to a neighboring village I haven't been to before. Thanks to Heather for graciously giving us the use of her lovely apartment in the stunning newly built 4-plex teacher housing here in Eek...flushing toilets and all. Anyway there will be more to come on this episode of rural living in AK, but I'll save the details for my next blog. I hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving. Grateful for all of your friendships and missing you extraordinarily.
"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever." Psalm 107:1