|An unexpected surprise after church today!|
|Ariann and Carter|
Wednesday we taught a lesson to Becki, her final lesson of the Temple Preparation class, discussing her thoughts and feelings after her first visit to the temple. We also made plans to go back to the temple with her and a few others on December 10th. We made a few more visits that afternoon, then drove to Moorefield for dinner with Sonja and her family. She is awesome, doing so well since her baptism last Spring. Very faithful and dedicated. And fun. A great ending to this day was to skype with granddaughter Kadyn on her 14th birthday! What a lovely, sweet young lady she is...
When we got home from the service, Wayne and the Elders made another visit, I went to the nursing home for our regular volunteer work (okay, Bingo, but they do need our help!). Finally met up back home at the apartment about 7:30 pm.
Friday, busy. Saturday we drove over 100 miles to Charles Town, to find our friend Woneda, who is in a rehab center there for a while. She was so, so happy to see us. She was feeling depressed, alone, and forgotten. We had stopped by her son's home where she had been staying (not a good situation) before she started having more health problems, and picked up her glasses, her false teeth, and some clothes and shoes that she needed. Also got her some of her favorite pretzels, Werthers, and a little stuffed lion (she loves and collects lions). While I visited with her, Wayne drove to a nearby store to pick up some other things she mentioned needing. She loved that we would go all that way to see her and she cried when we left. I just put a cheery card in the mail for her, hope she gets to move closer soon...
And today (Sunday) a chance to recharge at Church, visit with the ward members we love, worship and take the sacrament, have lunch at Doris and Walter's with their crazy, fun family and Elder Bronson & Elder Moore. AND receive a lovely Christmas cactus from Vada. A good day. Hoping to hear from my daughters and daughters-in-law this evening, we so look forward to their weekly e-mails and updates. We do miss our family. Happy 4th Birthday to Corinne this week. And Happy Thanksgiving to everyone reading this little blog. We are blessed in so many ways being here and are grateful for the thoughtful family that has invited us to share their Thanksgiving feast on Thursday. Remember: It's not Happy people that are Thankful, it's Thankful people that are Happy.
|Another beautiful country church. Near Bergton.|