Brett Ostrander, standing at the Elora Quarry, Summer 2005
It's Sunday morning and usually we get a call from Brett who is serving the poor in Manila, Philippines. Not today however.
Yvonne and I spent a couple of weeks with Brett in October this year, and did a lot of "firsts". Brett leased his first apartment, purchased his first couch and chair, along with a bed and kitchen items.
Very fun for a mom and dad to be a part of milestone. However, what really thrills us is our son's love for Filipinos. He has great friends, like brothers and sisters. He moved into a neighbourhood that is full of people and lots of children and you can just watch him build relationships. I think he get's the big heart for people from his mother!
It's never easy to let you son go, and encourage him to move to the other side of the world, but Yvonne and I have great peace about this whole situation. He is where God wants him and that is enough for us. Yes, we do miss him and his Canadian friends.
Brett we love you and we are very proud of you. Mom and Dad.