|Last shift at the Battalion|
Well, this has been an interesting week. I remember thinking during the last month or two that it was getting harder to think of things to say in this blog. Things were pretty much getting into a routine - a busy one - with the same things over and over. Battalion, scripture class, visiting members and helping them etc. with a big event here and there to add spice. All fulfilling and great. Things now have changed dramatically! And I think that it will be good for us.
|Women's Conference Cupcake Table|
We did our last shifts at the Battalion on Tuesday with the couples. It is the girl's P day so we do all of the tours. I gave 5 full tours and one short tour. Whew! We sent off six wonderful sister missionaries back to the world and one senior couple at that same time. The emotions of that were hard but the emotions of leaving the sisters who we love and who depend on us so much was really painful to me and even to Roger. We will be able to see them off and on as we bring people to the Battalion or substitute but it won't be the same and we know it. I was in tears at any given moment. We are both really sad about that. But we are trying to just be grateful that we had the opportunity to serve there. So many would love to be there and no that isn't called there gets to serve there - but us. So we just really got lucky and we know it.
|The six sisters!|
We had a Stake Temple Chapel Session this week. In the San Diego temple there is a beautiful chapel that I never had seen until Thursday and we had over 100 stake people there for a half hour meeting. The Stake President spoke and then the Temple President and his wife spoke. It was a wonderful place to meet and the spirit was so strong. We then went in and did an endowment session. I looked around at all of the good people we have grown to love in such a short time and felt blessed to be there.
|Many of the couples at the Robinson's farewell|
|Michael and Judy Robinson|
We had a couple over to watch the last session of conference with us and then served Cafe Rio food for them. They are San Diegans and have never tasted sweet pork. Imagine that! The wife is an active member and her husband is less active. It was good to have the time to cook and to have them in our home. We played a game after and had a good time with them. I think that we will be doing more cooking and sharing now that we have time. I even baked wheat bread to share with some in the ward who have birthdays this week.
So - What did God have to say to you this conference session? There are things we all can use. We just need to recognize them and then have the courage to do what we know we should do. If you didn't listen to conference you are in luck. It is on line and easy to find on lds.org. See you next week!