I don’t know if she said that, she says a lot of things but the title refers to the time since I last visited this place let alone posted in it. So here I am again at the Northwest Regional Airport (formerly to me at least the Terrace-Kitimat Airport) and I am waiting on a plane to bring me to Vancouver.
Posting to my WordPress while I am at the airport is almost becoming a tradition for me, maybe I should rename my wordpress, “Posts From The Airport”. That’s just a thought though, more likely it would be a category heading than anything else.
I am at the airport as I am heading to Vancouver for business. I love business trips but one day I hope to take an actual vacation with my wife who will need one in about seven months. At least that is our best guess as to when our FIFTH child will be born. Yup!! =D My wife is pregnant again and this time it is truly a blessing in disguise. Well maybe not a disguise because that would suggest we were aware of the situation but nope, left field.
After our fourth son was born we made arrangements to ensure that we would not go through another pregnancy but as God and or the Universe would have it, against all odds we are expecting our fifth child. Her first ultrasound is on the 19th of this month and we’ll know how for long we are.
As I stated to her, who are we to argue with God and or the Universe? We are blessed and I thank the Creator for the continued blessings.
It is something that I was able to say yesterday at a table that I normally wouldn’t be in a position to do so. I hope the table has intrigued you because if you know anything about me that was a big hint as to what it is I am doing these days. I am once again sitting at a Board Table and it is one that I am proud to be a part of.
First a bit of backstory. The Nisga’a general elections have come and gone as of a year ago. I was not successful in my bid for local government and while that shut the door on having the support of my hometown, it actually opened up another door for me. A bigger door, like as big as the doors to the Forbidden City in Beijing. (I like to remind myself I saw that I actually touched those doors once in a while.)
The Nisga’a Lisims Government Executive Committee contacted me after the elections wondering if I would let my name stand for the position of NLG Appointee to the Nisga’a Valley Health Board of Directors and of course I let my name stand. I certainly was surprised when I found out that the Executive did in fact elect me as their representative to the NVHA Board of Directors.
That was about a year ago and in May of 2013 the newly elected Board selected me as their Chairperson so I have been the Chairman of the Board since. I have been busy to say the least. The Nisga’a Valley Health Authority has been busy and this continues as we look to further our services today and tomorrow.
That is in fact why I am at the airport, not only to break the news that my wife and I are expecting again but to bring some up to speed as to what it is I am doing these days.
Well that took all of a half hour to write and I am not even going to edit, much. =)
I still have a half hour before I go through the check-in so I will do what I do best, ramble once I have your attention. LOL
I had a few ideas over the past weeks on what sort of blog subjects that I want to write about and this is one that I have to get written down. It involved a children’s show, Caillou (I think that’s how it’s spelled). My Mom and I were talking about it and it reminded me of how we were introduced to the show when our 18 year old was about two years old and after he was introduced to it, he kept watching.
With my 17 month old watching it now, I realized that it has been a part of our home for sixteen years. The line that triggered the thought for me was, “…and it has been a part of our home ever since…” A part of our home.
That was what I wanted to explore. Even though it has been two apartments and two different houses, it is has always been our home. Look around the room if you are in your home and reading this. Picture it if you aren’t but consider everything that is on your walls, on your shelves, desks etc. and consider how that has become a part of your home.
Now consider the intangible. A child’s TV show and perhaps it is our lot in life considering we’ve been watching Treehouse for the past 18 years and I don’t see that changing any time soon. =)
Much like our jobs and I am glad that we are working, especially for those of us who just found work recently, just had to throw that in and thank God and or the Universe as well but I’m digressing…
Much like our jobs, the people in our lives and the constants that we all share, it is very much a home for all of us and I thank you for helping in making up a part of my home.
Be well. Yours to wear and share as always: =)