Yesterday, I left Abbotsford, B.C. and headed to Vancouver.
(This was probably the last time to ever see the wonderful friend I made from Germany — and my wonderful hosts at the Clayburn Village B&B. I thought I wouldn’t get emotional over it, but I did.)
Something REALLY HAPPENED there for me — and it was this amazingly BEAUTIFUL thing — that was produced from people really working together. Really collaborating and supporting each other 🙂
Mariko and I were there for over two weeks hosted by the most kind people I think I’ve met in a while — Leslie and Ramsey Oren, owners of the Clayburn Village B&B (in Abbotsford, BC).
I will miss Leslie’s EPIC scones fresh from the oven. I will miss walking into her kitchen to smell the apple butter cooking in the crockpot. I will miss being called to a dinner that is fully complementary to the hard work that day. (Add on top of it Leslie’s apple crunch, or her banana cocoa ice cream, and it just feels like ‘mom’s love.’)
I will miss my German friend Mariko for her youthful exuberance — and what I kept referring to as her German ‘efficiency.’ I will miss having to share a bathroom with her. (She kinda felt like my little sister.)
I will miss watching Mariko get excited about something they don’t have back home. (I will miss desperately trying to find something on tv we can both understand…preferably something in ‘SLOW ENGLISH.’).
As we left the house yesterday I hugged Ramsey and we both told Mariko we would be seeing her famous buildings one day (as she has not only a creative mind but the determination to sell her visions/ideas.)
(Mariko, my German friend, I truly, truly enjoyed getting to know you and being the other half of our team. I know you are just as proud of the work we accomplished. CHEERS!!!)