July 2016

July 15, 2016

I wrote the following journal before the horrifying news out of Nice, France emerged yesterday evening. I hadn't planned on mentioning where we were going until we'd returned with stories and pictures, but we are going to Nice as a part of our journey.
 
We have chosen France as our destination, knowing full well that it's under high security alert, but feeling when we booked that it would be safer now than ever because of that. Of course, seeing yesterday's tragedy reminds us that we're never truly immune from the evil men do, and that holds for any place, any time.

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July 14, 2016

Those words were penned in 1802 but could have been written today. The entire poem, at least to me, is about people being oblivious to the gifts that surround us, so caught up are we in the minutiae, the day to day little matters that, in the end, matter so little.
 
I try to keep a balance in my life of what matters and what does not. I try not to get too caught up in the things that will not change, whether I am upset or not. If I can change them, I will try, either through words or actions.
 

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July 13, 2016

Today, something I read, and later talked about on the air, that I found really interesting: how the potential for love can be squandered when someone doesn't measure up...literally.
 
I was reading the Star a few weeks back and came across this story from a matchmaker (there are still matchmakers?) and her advice is something that I would have been wise to heed when I was single: don't let height (or the lack thereof) determine whether you should or shouldn't date someone.
 

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July 12, 2016
sunset at Virginia Beach, Ontario

 
There are days that are harder than others on which to write, and I'm having one. You know, elevens. So there won't be the usual kind of journal today.
 
Instead, I'll just ask you to be present and join me as we just soak in the perfection of a July day.
 

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July 11, 2016
Erin Davis relaxing before the game

 
We had a fun experience on Friday evening that I thought I'd share with you here today - in the form of an interview and some fan reaction. So buckle up and let's take a ride through the streets of Toronto in a bright van on the way to a sparkling Jays Game.
 

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July 8, 2016

Sometimes you just have to shake off your logical brain and say, "That's pretty cool..." and, "Thank you." Like when you talk yourself out of believing that something magical just happened...well, because you want so badly for it to have been real. But I think you might have a hard time not believing there was something special at play here.
 

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July 7, 2016
Colin

 
With every trip, every visit, we're falling more deeply in love with this boy. He's our heart, our joy and the light that shines on even the darkest corner of our lives. And I thought that after sharing some more serious topics this week, I'd brighten this space for you today.
 

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July 6, 2016

Welcome in and thank you for spending some time here today. I promised you yesterday that I'd share with you something wonderfully thoughtful that Rob's mom arranged, to make these days of early mourning after her passing a little easier.
 
We'd never heard of or considered it, but after today you may want to, as well. I also have a journal visitor's personal perspective to wrap up this not-so-cheery, but oh-so-necessary topic.
 

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July 5, 2016

A beautiful summer day: that was the backdrop to our sad but perfect goodbyes to Rob's mom yesterday in London, Ont..
 

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July 4, 2016

Today we're saying goodbye to Rob's mum and there's no audio journal (apologies to our friends at Caru). If you want to read more, here's a link to a journal I wrote last Tuesday.
 
I'll have a new journal for you here tomorrow. Have a gentle day.
 

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