It is great to be home. Within the first few days we have been engulfed in mystery – the mystery of birth, marriage and death.
First, we learned of the passing of Dave’s friend Paul. He had not been well for sometime and it was a blessing that God finally took him home. His daughter contacted us about her dad’s passing and invited us to attend his interment service in Norway Bay, QC.
Marie and I have fond memories of visiting Paul and going for a ride in his 1932 Chevrolet roadster named Dixie and, in his canoe. We had brunch at Pine Lodge several times and Paul accompanied Dave on a couple of nostalgic rounds of golf there. Dave and Paul met more than 10 years ago at the Ottawa Civil War Roundtable and became friends. In 2009, they journeyed to Gettysburg, PA and toured the Civil War battlefield that Paul loved so much to visit.
Paul was a very interesting character, a lover of history with a photographic memory. He collected antique gramophone players and musical instruments as well as lovingly restored vintage cars. The interment ceremony was held in Norway Bay just down the street from where he had lived with his dog Babe. We met several of his family members and friends. Miss you Paul, rest in peace.
Next we learned the great family news that Elias Blaze Morgan was born on Oct 7, 2018, weighing, 7 lbs. 13 oz. Thanks to God’s grace, Elias, Ashley and Kyle are all doing well. We have received a bunch of photos and have done the first of many face chats. Elias has gorgeous dark eyes, looks like his mother but definitely has the Morgan look to him. We are so proud and happy! Congratulations Kyle and Ashley! Welcome into the world Elias Blaze, you are so loved. We can’t wait to meet you in person.
(Photos by Gabrielle Touchette Photography, Winnipeg, MB)
Finally we experienced the mystery and beauty of marriage. Dave’s nephew Nick married Heather in a beautiful ceremony held at Strathmere, just south of Ottawa. They have a wonderful blended family – 2 boys and 2 girls. We had a great party with great food and music and wished them well in their new life together. It was a beautiful thing to see and tears were flowing. Congratulations Nick and Heather, may you have a long, happy and love filled marriage!
Engulfed in the mystery of birth, marriage and death – in hope, love and heaven. We give thanks to God for his great glory, mercy and love in our lives.
Dave and Marie