Matt W Cook

writer.former fundamentalist.christianly fellow

Month: January, 2009

Plans, plans, plans.

What are you doing in three weeks?

I guess I can’t be sure. I’ve been ‘sure’ of a lot of these over this past three/four years that have never happened. But I think I’ll be walking out of a warm airport into a frigid blast of Canadian February. We’re coming home.

Good or bad? Bitter or sweet?

It’ll be hard leaving the family and friends I have here. It’ll be hard to leave them and this country that I’ve fallen in love with. It’ll be hard to leave the unique opportunities that this place presents us with.
It’ll be good to get to Canada and see the family and friends I have there. It’ll be good to enjoy the great things Canada has and the unique opportunities Canada will present me.

I’m excited to get back. I’m excited about all the great things I will be able to be a part of. Good things are in the future. Pray for us. See ya in a few weeks.

Another Word from Ruth

Here I sit again, thinking about my dad…

It’s been a little over three months now. In a way time has passed very slowly yet quickly! I have such amazing memories of my dad and I find myself wanting to be like him. I can’t figure out how he was always so patient and king. Not once in my life did I see him fret. No matter what came up, or how hard life would get, or how sick he would become, he always trusted, always rested in God. And God rewarded him for his faithfulness.

I cannot understand why what happens happens, but I know for sure everything has a reason. God knows the answers to all things and that’s good enough reason to rely on the Almighty and be comforted that he has it all under control.

We have three weeks left until we come to Canada.

Mixed feelings.

When I see my mom and her mourning eyes it crushes me to think about leaving her. I wish I could just take her with me. I didn’t think it would be this tough, but both my mom and I cry when we talk about how I’m leaving. It’s a relief, though, that I won’t be leaving my dad behind in a situation of uncertain health.

Pray for me, eh? For my mom and all my family. I’m blessed in so many ways. I praise God for my family, amazing in-laws, all you friends out there, and Matt and my kids. See ya soon.