Truly is a hero...in every respect.
Congrats, honey. We are so very proud!!!
Good timber does not grow with ease: The stronger wind, the stronger trees; The further sky, the greater length; The more the storm, the more the strength. By sun and cold, by rain and snow, In trees and men good timbers grow. Douglas Malloch
~Thomas S. Monson.
“Noah waited 120 years before the predicted rains arrived. Abraham waited 25 years for a promised son. Joseph waited 14 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Job waited perhaps a lifetime, 60 to 70 years, for God’s justice.”
“God prepares leaders in a slow cooker, not in a microwave oven. More important than the awaited goal is the work God does in us while we wait. Waiting deepens and matures us, levels our perspective, and broadens our understanding. Tests of time determine whether we can endure seasons of seemingly unfruitful preparations, and indicate whether we can recognize and seize the opportunities that come our way.”
John C. Maxwell
|Elder Rice and his first district|
|Mike was barbeque-ing ...he is really a master at grilling! ... and so Papa and Josh helped prepare the corn on the cob for the dinner with us, Lee Adelman (Mike's cousin) and the missionaries...|
|She was quite the model!|
|Corn on the Cob, all buttered, seasoned and wrapped up. Let me tell you, they were awesome. And I never eat corn on the cob...but these...magnificent!|
|Joshy watering the new plants Papa had grown and brought up for Allison and Mike...basil...peppers...|
|I am sure they were VERY well watered...|
|Mommy working in the kitchen. The watermelon was so tasty.|
|Adam playing the piano. He was amazing...and he played it all the time. Papa was sooooo happy!|
|Joshy looking for his shoes on Sunday morning. He didn't want to wear his dress shoes. He wanted to wear his sandals. We compromised with his black Crocs...and he was adorable.|
|Papa puzzle time right before we left...|
|Cleaning fuel injectors...for the first time. After this, he rigged up a battery and made them actually inject. Though he has cleaned them three times (and I dare say we could eat off them fuel injectors now) the Jeep does not work.|
|This silly pic uploaded crazy...Just lean your head to the right and it looks awesome!|