A very quick note from the States….
First, Father Stephen Amesse‘s one-dayPreliminary Hearing is scheduled for tomorrow:
Monday, 21 December 2015: 10 am, courtroom #2, Preliminary Hearing, Ottawa Ontario courthouse (161 Elgin St.)
I encourage all those who can do so to attend.
Please keep the complainant in your prayers.
(Sorry, for some reason I am never able to send emails while I am in the states. Several people have contacted me with questions about the date: to my knowledge the hearing will proceed as scheduled tomorrow morning.)
Second, day one of our trip started on a very bad note. We departed at around 4:45 am Thursday morning. A little over one hour on the road we were on the edge of Perth, Ontario when a school bus pulled out of a parking lot or something and drove right into us – broadside on the passenger side. The bulk of the impact was on the rear door with significant impact also to part of passenger door and the rocker panel. The entire rear window was smashed in.
Thanks be to God, we were both able to get out of the car, and strange as it sounds were anxious at that moment in time only to to get down to the States to see the grandchildren who had for the past month been eagerly counting off the days until our arrival.
To make a long story short, the car had to be towed back into Ottawa, – thanks to the kind assistance of people at the garage arrangements were quickly made for a rental vehicle, then one young man at the garage kindly helped me transfer gifts and suitcases and all our tightly packed belongings into the van while my husband talked to insurance and garage and signed papers and so on. We were back on the road around 10:30 am – drove through to 11:30 pm Thursday, and arrived at 8;30 pm Friday evening.
It all caught up with both of us yesterday!
It is all a little surreal. There are aches and pains and bumps and bruises. Please keep us in your prayers.
Enough for now,