Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thank You for this Day

Thanks God for a sunrise this morning.
Thanks God for friends.
Thanks God for Grandbabies.
Thanks God for a Mom who left me a legacy.
Thanks God for those who have shaped my life.
Thanks God for Family.
Thanks God for our country of freedom.
Thanks God for our Country next door.

Happy Thanksgiving Everywhere!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and may it be peaceful.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

She's a Lady!

Our adventure started 12 years ago.
It was a snowy blizzardy day in November.
Gaetz was waiting anxiously at home for the
results of her first election to council.

I called her up and said,
"What does it feel like?
Do you want to hide out in Agassiz?"
So I picked her up and off we flew to a quaint
little restaurant in Agassiz awaiting the outcome.

This was the beginning of a new career for Gaetz.
The years have flown by and I just called her back a few weeks ago
reminding her of that coffee shop experience in Agassiz.
Unfortunately I was not home during her campaign,
but we made sure that our home was lit up with her billboards.

We watched the internet closely on Friday, Nov.15
from our warm sunny Hawaiian resort.
As you can see "The Province" lit up declaring a LANDSLIDE
for many of the electoral candidates.
GAETZ defeated her chief rivals and made history.
GAETZ has become Chilliwack's New First Lady.

We are honored today to know that she is not only
Chilliwack's First New Lady,
but Sharon and her husband, Jim
have also been our Pastors for fifteen years.

The words "Relationship and Humility" describe this couple.
They believe in relationships with people.
They know how to build into people's lives.
And through that, their desire was to see people
would build a relationship with Christ.

They believed in family.
They lived like a normal family and shared
there pain and challenges with the congregation.
They were real.
They "walked the talk."

Jim's final farewell message was packed with emotion.
They will be missed by many people.
They left a legacy that will remain in our hearts forever.

Thank you Jim & Sharon for your unwavering support.

Congratulations to our First Lady!!