Morrin Community Calendar
Hope all the Moms out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day. My Sunday began with a delicious breakfast in bed...a first! Coffee, fresh strawberries and an omelet, lovingly made by my little daughter Charly with help from her Dad, all arrived to me on a tray with some homemade tissue paper flow- ers. Then it was off to church where all the ladies received a beautiful geranium. All in all, it was a pretty special day...I am so blessed and so very grateful for my precious family.
And Mother’s Day brunch was served up at the Morrin Community Hall this past Sunday. The Hall members wish to send out a thank-you to all who came out for breakfast and to the helpers and 4Hers who showed up too...great bunch of kids always ready to assist.
And the pressing news of the week is of course how we are all following the devastating fire burning in Fort McMurray. You know it is serious when something in Canada hits the U.S. television stations. The entire city, over 80,000 people were evacuated and more than 1600 structures were lost and miraculously, as far as we know, everyone escaped the terrifying blaze. Tragically, it was reported that a vehicle accident claimed the lives of two during the exit. The good news throughout this horrific disaster is watching clip after clip of people banding together to help one another. Stranded vehicles lined the highways and escape routes and rescuers quickly came to their aid with jerry cans of gasoline, food and water... absolutely remarkable! How blessed we are that love is stronger than death and that it shines through when we need it the most. We have and will continue to hear story after story of heartwarming acts of heroism and rescue as overwhelming support streams into the lives of all those affected. As donations have flooded in from across the country, millions of dollars have been raised with many more to come. Every little bit helps. I was told our Morrin Community Hall Association raised over $400.00 at the Mother’s Day Brunch to send to the Fort McMurray relief efforts and our Morrin School is planning something as well. If every town and community pitches in, as I imagine they will, wait for the rebuilding and the good to come... Alberta strong Alberta proud! And thanks to the Lord for bringing the cooler temperatures and the rain on Sunday... a sight for sore eyes. We pray and hope for more showers and we cheer on the spirit of this northern community... the residents, the volunteers, the rescuers and the very brave firefighters. Ch eers!