Get to Know Your Westwood Family-Aaron and Allison

Good morning! Thank you for joining us for Get to Know Your Westwood Family
Every week we are thrilled about who we get to introduce because God has filled our family with so many remarkable people!
Settle in with your favorite beverage and let’s get to know Aaron, Allison and their sweet son.
This couple has quite a story, we cannot wait to have them share a bit with you today.

WW: Let’s start with you telling us about yourselves. Where did you grow up?
Aaron: I was born in Ontario and moved around Ontario and BC before our family settled in Kelowna when I was 12.
Allison: I was born and raised in Armstrong, BC.

WW: Tell us a bit about your family.
We moved to Prince George in 2007 when Aaron was hired on at the fire department. We had no idea what to expect when we packed up the U-haul and drove to PG but we are so happy we made the move. Aaron is an assistant coach for the UNBC men’s basketball team in his spare time. Allison has an essential oils business that she works from home. Our son Carter is almost 4 years old and loves people.

WW: We are thrilled you landed in beautiful PG too! What do you do for fun together?
We enjoy playing outside, going for walks, playing board games, and travelling.

WW: How long have you been at Westwood Church and how have you enjoyed serving our community?
We started attending Westwood shortly after we move to PG. Aaron helps with the Westwood website by uploading the sermons each week. Allison enjoys serving in the nursery and toddler rooms at church.

WW: What has life been like for you the last few years?
The last few years have been busy and very exciting for our family. After many years struggling with infertility, we were blessed to welcome our son into our family through adoption. It has been quite an adventure learning how to parent as well as balance work and family life.

WW: We are grateful to have witnessed your endurance and God’s faithfulness. A hard, but glorious road. What are you appreciating about the changes in life due to the impact of the Pandemic?
We are enjoying more time together as a family since most of our activities are on hold. We have had more time to play outside, try new recipes in the kitchen, and go for mini adventures around town.

WW: What do you miss about life before social distancing and the Pandemic situation? What is God teaching you in this time?
Allison: I am missing getting together in person with our friends and church community. As a very social person I am realizing how much I enjoy being with people. Surrender has been the word on my heart the last few years and this pandemic situation is reminding me that God is in control and I need to surrender my worries.
Aaron: I miss the ease of being able to take Carter to the pool or a playground. God has been showing me the importance of maintaining a daily devotional time.

WW: Thank you for sharing a bit or your story, we are so excited about your willingness to share and what God is teaching you in this time. Praying as you continue to surrender to God in all aspects of life and as you continue to pursue deeper relationship with Him.