Monday, February 14, 2011

Sweet Memories...

Wow! What a weekend! Our family went back out to Caronport to be apart of an Alumni Tourney being put on to raise support for the Athletics scholarship in Colin's name. What an honour to be a part of such a great weekend! I hadn't really realized it at first, but i have never been out to Caronport without Colin being with me. It was quite strange not to have him there, i honestly kept thinking...he was just working or something, and making mental notes of all the stuff i had to tell him when i got home...caught myself a few times in those thought patterns! It was weird but not in a bad way, it was this "step back in time" type of feeling when life was so much fun and carefree and simple! I forgot just how much fun and amazing memories we had from that place! It will always have a special place in my heart! I was asked to speak at the Banquet on Saturday night, which gave me a perfect oppertunity to share who Colin was and just a bit about our journey for those who didn't know him or hadn't played hockey with him. I am so incredibly thankful for this oppertunity, because it was an answered prayer...i had prayed many times in my travels back and forth to Calgary and home, that this experience would not be in vain, that we wouldn't have to go silently...that God would use our experience and raise up new believers and encourage others fighting their own battles. What a privilege it was for me to be able to share, i think the blessing was in God providing me the chance to do so, having answered my prayers from so long ago...HE is faithful, I had a great time! Thank you to all who were involved in putting this weekend together and to all who came from near and far to be apart of it!
The kids did great as well, and we had some of my family and some of Colin's family there to visit with and just enjoy catching up and relaxing at the rink together! It stung a little bit to be at the rink watching hockey, because the last time i watched any kind of hockey, Colin was playing...i miss it, i miss the atmosphere of a good hockey game! I miss watching Colin play...
It was great to get out of town, but equally great to get back home and feel refreshed for another week...
On that note, laundry is calling my name and the kitchen looks like a bomb blew off in it, so i must keep on with my day!

Love, Melissa


  1. Thanks for sharing this, Melissa. I was wondering how it all went. We've been in Mexico for a week and the laundry is stacked high here, too. And I should probably go get some groceries!

  2. Melissa,
    It was so great to meet you and your family this past weekend. Thank you again for speaking at the Banquet, your message was powerful and a testament of the amazing man you married and the realness of who God is in your life. You are such a beautiful lady! We think of you and pray for you and the boys often. Looking forward to connecting with you again in the near future. Many blessings to you and the boys today.
    -Danae and Justin

  3. God really did give you a ton of strength to go back!! Preston and i met at BBC as well and I imagine it would be super hard to go back so I haven't... plus living in BC doesn't really bring the opportunity to go back. I think of you three so often, thanks for the updates!