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And the winner is..

The winner is me and I will tell you why. I am not sure that I have ever written this part of the story before but I think it bears witness to where I am today in my advent activity.

A long time ago (doesn’t 1980 seem about 500 years ago right now?) in a galaxy far far away (well ok Calgary isn’t that far but hey that’s how the story starts out so I went with it) there was a  weaving of engineers and nurses from one residence to the other campus. There were complex and casual friendships and there were those who became lovers.

In late June of 1980 I looked across a very crowded loud crazy scene and thought “that’s the man I want to spend the rest of my life with”. Lucky for me he felt the same way and here we are 4 decades later.

Which is why today’s activity was an easy concept. A thoughtful message of appreciation for the one who holds my heart. Of course you’d think I would have been more organized, made a card and written the note earlier than 10 pm.

There is no one I would rather have spent the pandemic with. He gets me, most of the time faster than I can see myself through whatever the issue is. He supports me, allowing my voice to speak but standing there when I need the help to find it. We have the right amount of space in our togetherness – it allows us to pursue our own things but can easily spend loads of time together.

As I said I’m actually the winner in this kindness activity. I know that not everyone gets this kind of partnership in life.



I have had a love of the written word for my entire life. It's no surprise that eventually I found a platform where I could write. It's random; sometimes funny, occasionally sad, maybe even at times from anger and I lean towards creative photography and hands on crafts. I have a few blogs that high light these interests.

6 thoughts on “And the winner is..

    1. Ah thanks my friend! That’s sweet of you to say. I sure miss our dessert nights and hope the weather cooperates for a bon fire on New year’s Eve. Thanks for commenting and for encouraging me to pull together my act and do the advent calendar with you. I’ve had to stretch to do it and blog daily and that’s all good.


  1. A good kindness to be sure Bernie. Like you, we are so lucky to have a partners to spend pandemic with…..hmm that sounds like a blog title. We were showing someone our 1977 wedding album last night and as we looked at the photos, we just had to ask ourselves what happened to those beautiful young people. Stay well. Allan

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    1. Allan that’s kind of funny because I was looking for that specific photo (it’s the first one of us together and we had been dating 4 months and I already knew I was going to marry him) and he comes along. All of a sudden we were on memory lane and it seems like yesterday but it’s definitely not. Looking forward to your blog post with that title! Take care.

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