We Survived – and some more news!



Well, it has now been two weeks since Hurricane Fiona hit our little island – and I would say we are nearly back to normal, at least in our household. It was a very frightening event and certainly something I would not want to experience again! We did have to hide in the basement once we started to see the giant trees falling around our house – and what sad sight when it was all over …

We are so weak and helpless compared to the Mighty Creator who controls the storms and the seas. I’m so thankful to have my trust in Him; but I am happy to not have to have my faith stretched in this area for another few years!

We had some great family help to get things back in order and clean up our property. Sadly, many of our trees by our waterline are now down – trees that took over 40 years to grow – and provided a great windbreak from the winter winds. We are grateful that nothing on our home was damaged (although there is a crack in a wall now in my kitchen!), although we did have minor damage to some structures outside.


And now we march on to the next chapter of our lives!

We have so much to share and tell here. I am hoping to have more time this Autumn to work on the blog; summer requires so much extra attention outdoors that I cannot find any time to do some writing.

The garden is harvested now and we are slowly settling into a nice fall routine. We still have a lot to do but we’re nearing the end of our giant chore list.


But before we get back into regular writing … we have some beautiful news …


The Lord has blessed us with another baby! Yes, baby #10 will be joining our family this winter!

Ten babies?! Yes, I know, I am excited for this wonderful opportunity to serve the Lord through motherhood … we have found a midwife here on the island (although I will greatly miss my Ontario midwife!) and will planning another home bird, Lord willing.

With an 18 year old down to a two year old and now with a sweet baby on the way … our life is truly very full and blessed. We have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.


” Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;”
Psalm 127:3-5