Friday, June 29, 2007

Waking up.

I woke up late today. During the week I go with Gabi to the Kindergarten where she works, and so I set my alarm to wake me up at 6:45 this morning, only I didn't hear the alarm, and so I slept in till 8:20. I was scared that Gabi would be gone, but she waited for me to wake up and I felt quite bad.

Anyways, these past 3 days here in Germany have been tiring to say the least. I feel like I havent put done my German-English dictionary. I've learned so much even though its only been a few days.

Henry and Gabi are busy preparing for the big party tomorrow. Its supposed to be warm tomorrow so that is good. I hope that I can manage to get some German out of me tomorrow haha, because all the relatives know that Im in Germany now, so they will probably want to ask me questions and such... eek. It should be good fun haha.

The Kindergarten was good today. I really enjoy being around the kids, and Im almost sad to see the weekend come. Those kids are helping me with my German, I'm noticing that my German is slowly getting better and better because of listening to them. Its good for me, because everyday they do little exercises with words and such, and that is like a mini grammar lesson for me. During lunch today, one of the little boys named Leon tried to make me repeat tongue twisters in German, I couldnt do it. Then I told him the Peter Piper toungue twister, and everybody repeated it after me. It was so cute.

Anyways, next week after the Kindergarten Gabi will probably take me to Basel, or Freiburg, and we'll do some shopping, or some cite seeing. But for now I am pretty much on my own because of the business of the party.

Anyways, much love to all of you that read my blog. Leave me a comment, I want to know what is happening in Canada haha.


Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Here I am!!

Here I am in Deutschland! I'm quite tired though because I missed a night of sleep with the 6 hour time difference over here, but soon it will be late enough for me to go to sleep, and that should be good.

Today I went with Gabi to the Kindergarten where she works. I met all these little german kids, and man can they talk. This one little kid, Leon, just talks and talks and talks to me :) I try to understand him the best I can, but today I had so many times when I just couldn't understand him. hehe. I'll get better though. Even just today I mangaged to review some much needed words.

God is so amazing I'm awed by his amazing creativitz in nature. I've hardly seen any of the scenery and I already know that Switzerland and Germany are sooo beautiful. It's all hills, and little towns, and trees, and vineyards, and wow, it's just stunning.

One thing that I realized just a second ago when I was playing the piano is that music is universal. It doesn't matter what country you're in, or what language is spoken, music still moves people. And that excites me.

Blogging from Germany,

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Adventure and a half.

I'm about to embark on a wondrous adventure. Come this Tuesday evening I'll be flying across the Atlantic Ocean to Zurich, and then on to Germany. It's my first time to Europe, well It's pretty much my first time anywhere substantial :)

I think the coolest part about it, is that I'll be flying by myself, and leaving my family behind for a month to stay with relatives. I almost haven't grasped the fact that I'm going yet. It's sort of surreal. But I'm definately crazy excited.

I love adventures. I love doing things I've never done before. I'm so blessed to have this opportunity, and I'm so ready to make the most of it. God's watching over me, and it's so fun to live this life wondering what he's gonna do next.

So this is my 16 year old adventure for the summer. I plan on having a blast.

I will be posting from time to time on this blog about my trip.


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Run, Baby, Run

I've been calling you to go to the city
I've been watching you every day
Now i'm paying for a one way ticket
For a ship that sails the opposite way

And you laugh and you cry
And you live and die
Cuz you don't really know who you are
All alone in this world
Orphan boy, orphan girl
Cause you don't really know who you are

Hear me laughing as your run from your calling
See me crying in the storms that rage
One way or another, you will be going
To obey is such an easier way

Run baby run
My hands release you
Baby run baby run
Run till your legs lead your heart
You're my daughter my son
So run baby run baby run

Go ahead try to run away from me
Run run away from me, you end up running right into me
I'm your father my daughter my son

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

So, apparently I didn't win the "Dan Steven Kite-flying Recording Scholarship." I guess it's sort of a bummer, considering I put SO much work into it, and worked so hard. But, I definately don't regret doing it.

I guess you could say I'm dissapointed. Who wouldn't be. But, I'm not devastated. I know that God's got his hand upon my life still, and I told him that I wanted to win only if this was the plan and the way he wanted my the story for my music to pan out. Apparently this isn't the way it's gonna happen. I'm not discouraged however. I'm excited to see what he does have up his sleeve though...

I'm tired, so I'm going to bed.


Monday, June 11, 2007


Life is full of chapters. As the school year winds to a close, a chapter ends and a new one begins. I know that that sounds like some sappy proverb or saying, but it's true.

The verse Jeremiah 29:11 keeps on running through my head,

'"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and future."

Over and over, I'm reminded of it. It's a promise that God has made to me. And, if there's one thing i've learned about Him is that he never breaks his promises, and he never lets me down.

So although I have no idea what is in store for me, I know that as the chapters of my life pass by me, I so know he has something incredible up is sleeve.

God promises to do more than we can ever ask for, or even imagine. That's why I'm totally excited for what God has planned for yours truly,

So here's to living life loving a God that actually loves me back

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Someone paid me the most beautiful compliment I've recieved in a long time today. And It made me feel wonderful. So go ahead, make someone's day.
Pay them a compliment.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Breaking Free From "Normal" - and feeling good about it.

It's so everywhere I look right now.
It's like you hear about a new one everyday.
Maybe it's because it's Springtime.
Although I never really understood that whole Springtime=Love thing.

I think it's trivial.
I'm content with who I am.
It may feel like I'm swimming upstream sometimes.
But, I'm seriously not gonna lie.
It feels good to be single, man!

[Breaking Free From Routine]

Sunday, June 03, 2007

in MY name

Cheap thrills
True Happiness
Momentary Satisfaction
Everlasting satisfaction

All of this because of you

"Because he loves me" says the Lord, "I will rescue him; I will protect him for he acknowledges my name" Psalm 91:14