On Saturday, we boarded the BC Ferries for our last trip to the Island before our journey abroad begins. As much as we tend to complain about the ferry ride over (the line-ups, the cost...) I don't doubt we will miss it! As Rob and I were driving toward the ferry terminal on Saturday morning, we couldn't help marvel at the snow topped mountains we saw in the distance, and then the beautiful ocean scene as we approached the bay. God's beauty will greet us in Quebec City and Madagascar, but I think we have taken for granted the landscape surrounding us all of these years in beautiful British Columbia! I am happy we get to come back to such beauty.
Yesterday, we attended my younger brother's convocation. He just graduated with a Natural Resources Protection Degree at the Island University. I am so proud of him and excited to see him already working and gaining experience in a field he loves. This is a person who also appreciates the creation around him--spending many hours climbing mountains, and trekking through forested trails. Attending this special milestone, however, reminds me how many special events we may miss while we are in Africa--weddings, baby births, etc.