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Madeleine L'Engle

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LoveChild 23: Our New Life in Wolseley
After my parents had lived in Indian head for about ten years, the move to Wolseley meant starting over.
LoveChild 22: Big Changes in Our Lives
Mom and Dad wanted us to have a better life than they were able to have while he was a butcher, so they took a chance on a new business in a new town.
LoveChild 21: Growing Pains
My parents had enjoyed having a happy, healthy new baby. But neither of them were prepared to look after a walking, talking toddler with a mind of her own.
LoveChild 20: Bob and Margaret – The Years Before Me
Bob and Margaret had settled into a new life in Indian head, and were building their future together. But one piece of their plan wasn't working out the way they'd hoped.
A 100-year-old Christmas greeting
When my mother and I went through her belongings, we discovered a couple of keepsake boxes with things that had[...]
The Gift We So Often Neglect
It's easy to forget that the God we celebrate at Christmas is more creative than any of us can imagine. After all, it was the Creator who dreamed up butterflies, hedgehogs, zebras, and macaws. Not to mention the Northern Lights, oysters, peacocks, and snowflakes. So why aren't God's children celebrated for their creativity?
LoveChild 19: Beginning a New Life in Indian Head
After eighteen months of living with Robert's family, Robert and Margaret were more than ready to set out on their own, even if it meant moving nearly 200 miles away.
LoveChild 18: Just Married – and Living with His Family!
After a hasty marriage, Robert and Margaret, two very different people, begin to learn about one another. That's made even more difficult when they're living with other family members.
Lovechild 17: A Fairytale Romance
He was 26, a quiet country boy with only grade 8, still living with his very religious mother and working at a job he didn't like. She was 27, a thoroughly modern girl who'd left home at 16 to work at Eaton's, and loved to be out dancing. But it was love at first sight for these two very different people.
LoveChild 16: My Father’s Story
It was 1925. Robert Shaw's father had died five days after he turned 13; his teacher had told him he was "stupid;" he wasn't equipped for the kind of job he wanted. What did his future hold?
LoveChild 15: My Father’s Parents, George and Jennie Shaw
It's so easy to forget, in 2019, that only 100 years ago, life was very different. And that 150 years ago, many immigrants, many from Ireland, were building homes in Canada, creating communities, clearing farmland, and building cabins, and then houses, in which to live and raise their families. My paternal grandparents were two of those people.
LoveChild 14b: Our Sherritt / Baird Heritage Pt. 2
“We're all ghosts. We all carry, inside us,people who came before us."Liam Callanan, The Cloud AtlasIn Part 1 (my last[...]