It took a lot of moxie to get her here to Paris
but it is her faith in God that keeps her going.
Leaving Toronto with its familiar
haunts, a job she loved, family and friends
to settle in a city she had only visited once
wasn`t an easy thing to do at all. She didn`t
think she had it in her. Her friends rooted for her,
and already made plans to visit her in the
summer but her family was a different
Her mother didn`t like the idea of her being in
Europe all by herself and was fearful of terrorist
attacks. Mia had to remind her that she was old
enough to take herself. And she assured her that
God would protect her.
Her father warned her to be careful of the
French men. And her sister, well, she was glad
to see her go because it meant that she didn`t
have to share the bath-room with her anymore.
And she could move into Mia`s room which
was much bigger and nicer than hers.
Mia paused to look at the Eifle Tower. She was
here to begin a new life, on her own. It had
always been a dream of hers to live in Europe.
She had considered London, Rome, Barcelona
and Lisbon but she decided on Paris. She could
speak French fluently and she loved the food.
And besides, she could always take the train or
the Hovercraft to London any time.
Upon her arrival in Paris, she applied for a
job to teach English and was accepted. Her first
day on the job was tomorrow. Her heart did
a little somersault. The thought of standing
in front of a classroom was daunting. Then she
heard the words, “Fear not: for I am with thee.
Peace filled her heart and she offered a silent
prayer of thanksgiving.
She asked one of the people standing nearby to
take a photo of her. Her first Sunday afternoon in
Paris. She smiled broadly into the camera. Paris
is a beautiful city and she had all the time she
needed to enjoy it. For now she was content to
stay here a little longer and just soak up the
atmosphere and admire the view.