Last week I finished my letter on Friday and sent it on Saturday and so I missed a great lunch we had with Heather.. She is the sister whose husband is deployed in
Our first visit this week was with Dora.. She is an 83 year old sister who was such a delight to spend some time with. Her husband died in the last couple years. She is the mother of 5 girls and they also raised a set of twins that belonged to her cousin. They got the twins when they were 11 months old, so she and her husband really had a house full.. Dora served in the Navy where she met her husband.. She loves ceramics and has her own kiln and pours her own molds.. She showed us some beautiful things that she had made. She and her daughters choose a humanitarian project each year and work the entire year on it. This year they are making newborn kits for local hospitals.. a great lady.
Cheryl was our next visit. She is a high school Spanish teacher that is off for the summer. She and her husband have a son 22 and they have also adopted 3 children from
Julie really needed a visit she said and was so very happy that we were able to come see her. She is a nurse and is working in a private hospital, & is having an interview with a large national hospital this week and is hoping to get a job with them.. She is currently going through a divorce after 25 years of marriage.. She is a recent convert and needs the support of all of us in the ward. She is the mother of 5 and step mother of 2, all grown and out on their own. She is a hard worker and was really fun to have a visit with..
Desiree is the young mom of 2 girls and 2 boys. Her husband is the Elders quorum president in the ward and a JAG attorney in the Air Force. They have lived in all over like most of the military families we have met. She has her degree in Physical Education and loves to run and enjoys all kinds of sports. She is a talented pianist and teaches as well as plays for the primary at church. While we were there her 9 year old daughter was having a piano lesson of her own and she was playing and it was amazing.. a very talented family. She was so fun to visit with.
We were invited to have lunch with Judy and her husband. They live on a couple acres & have chickens and a small garden. We had BLT's with their home grown tomatoes..yummy.. They sent us home with a dozen fresh eggs and some tomatoes.. Everyone is so warm and giving to us.. Judy & her husband also serve in the temple on Weds. They serve on the evening shift, so we see them as they are arriving and we are getting ready to leave. Judy is very musical, she plays the piano and sings in several choirs in the area.. Her husband suffers from MS and is in the advanced stages of the disease. He still can walk very slowly using a cane or his walker, so he can still feel some independence.. What a special couple. So happy we could spend some time with them and get to know them better.
Peg lives down by
When we arrived for our next appointment the large gate was closed, we rang the bell that was by the gate and called her on the phone to no avail.. so it was a lost visit..
When we arrived at the next location we discovered we had the wrong address.. The lady who answered the door said she wasn't Bonnie and didn't know her. We called Bonnie to find out her address and she said we had the right one.. She was asking us if we crossed a certain road or turned at a certain corner.... I told her I have no idea.. I don't know this area and I really have no idea how I got here, I just followed the GPS.. So we are making another appointment and getting directions to her home.. Weird to think that there are 2 address's just the same..
Shauna is the mother of 9 (8 girls and 1 boy) ages 30 to 4, and what a wonderful visit we had with her. Her 3 oldest girls are out of the house 2 are married and one in college. We got to meet all the kids who are still home.. Such a delightful family.. Shauna's husband is a contract IT consultant with the government. We had a wonderful visit with Shauna and her wonderful family.
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It was so much fun to walk into my own ward today at church, got a lot of hugs, saw lots of friends and I loved seeing the 4 year olds that I taught in church before I left for my mission. When they saw me today they were so excited and happy to see me. What a fun day. After church my whole family met for a fun dinner and evening together.. What a joy to spend the day with my family. Everyone is going to the airport with signs and banners to welcome him home. Then he will have his homecoming at church on Sunday.. My granddaughter from
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