Monday, March 30, 2009

"Happy Birthday Nigel from us your four siblings!"

"Nigel: please put this on your blog! - Ted"

We have written a total of 28 lines, the number of years you've lived; seven lines each. We each wrote our lines independently, but as you can see there are a lot of similarities.

Happy 28th!

And now, in order from oldest sibling to youngest ...


By John:

At the Ontario Royal Winter Fair, when only a few years weaned,
Nigel learned that lost little boys could gain free ice-creams.
And so began a lifetime of enterprise with much energy expended
From hawking gravel in Murree—hand-picked no less!—and golf-balls in Ajax,
To mustering volunteers to analyze Survivor in depth (albeit with sibling credit over-extended),
Even though financial returns at the beginning were sometimes in doubt,
Of effort and vision there was no lack.


By Shirley-Anne:

He was tied by a leash at two to a tree
In an effort to subdue his adventuring energy
But since, unleashed, his energy's earth-quaking
Catapulting him to discoveries ... ground breaking:
Nigel B. Golf Balls Inc. ... Survivor Fire
The Dealbag Room, Bookling—he never tires
Of living a life of History-in-the-Making


By Ted:

Nigel at first impression:
Entrepreneur; highly talented; clown; performer; emcee; visionary; catalyst—
All very true. But Nigel over the years:
Wise.
Completely there for you at every step; giving, giving, giving—
Brotherhood was just his take-off point.
An entrepreneur for God investing in people.


By Chrissie:

Sock tag, school in the storage room, posture winks,
But more than a brother;
A concerned mentor
Freely offering invaluable instruction,
From shaved legs to living life as a book's preface,
Modelling boldness and efficiency,
Through rabbits, tomatoes, Jewish costumes, and lost loves.
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MAY


JUNE


JULY

18 Wed (1) poss. 9:30am VT Bible study, (2) 10:30am mtg (MF), (3) 11am Cdn l'ship mtg (MF,VS,SN), (4) 2pm ph call (Jay), (5) 3:20pm ph call (JKe), (6) 9pm wings w/ DSt+
19 Thu 6pm ph call (LP; also LP Skyping w/ Al)
20-22 Fri-Sun SL wknd w/ ML/J/A/B,Som/S,HSh,~J/C
24 Tue (1) 1pm mtg (SN), (2) 7:15pm patch prayer mtg (Tami+ visiting)
25 Wed 8:30am dept's mtg
27 Fri eve poss. time w/ J/B/S/EA
29 Sun 9:30am brunch w/ AK,J/JP
30 - Aug 3 Mon Mon-Fri Kids Kapers camp

AUGUST
3-5 Fri-Sun Mexico! - wedding + ministry
4 (Sat J/D wedding)
10-12 Fri-Sun ~J's family wknd
13 Mon 7:30pm oversight mtg (VS)
15-16 Wed-Thu poss. l'ship retreat
17-19 Fri-Sun church-plant camping trip - Killbear
21-22 Tue-Wed poss. l'ship retreat
23 Thu poss. time w/ DonM/S
24-25 Fri-Sat writing training wknd - Hamilton
28 Tue 10am CCWM board mtg

SEPTEMBER
1 Sat poss. Single Friends Day
2-3 Sun-Mon new-staff retreat - Faith Mission
3-7 Tue-Fri VT retreat - Faith Mission
21 Fri MI in-person board mtg

OCTOBER
1-7 Mon-Sun Dollar-a-Day

NOVEMBER
Poss. time in Afr., India, Aus.; poss. speaking at Pstr Y's church
17 Khev's conf
23 Fri MI online board mtg
29 ~J's dad's b'day (poss. party on 30th)

DECEMBER
29: KH/S wedding)

2019 on
Feb 15-18: MIer conference
Feb 16: Sat - 10-yr anniv
Feb 18-22: VT retreat
Feb 22-30: time off
Apr 1-3: poss. First Chair retreat
May 10, 10am: CCWM board mtg
Jun 25-29: poss. marketplace conf. - Manila
Dec: likely Indonesia, Australia