You are not alone

"You are not alone on this journey. Your Heavenly Father knows you. Even when no one else hears you, He hears you. When you rejoice in righteousness, He rejoices with you. When you are beset with trial, He grieves with you...He sees you not as the world sees you; He sees who you really are. He looks on your heart. And He loves you, because you are His Him earnestly, and you will find Him" -Pres Uchtdorf

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Farewell Kamloops, he'll miss you...

Well, it finally happened. Will got his first transfer. I got word this morning that he was leaving Kamloops and heading to Abbotsford, a much larger city just outside of Vancouver. We all will be forever grateful to those in Kamloops, especially the Kamloops 2nd Ward, who looked out for and took such great care of our son. 

I got the following kind words from one of the families Will loved so much in Kamloops:

...We have so enjoyed having him here in Kamloops! We have seen a decided change in him over the few months he has been here. I remember the first night we had him in our home with Elder Kelly and he was so nervous about speaking... said he knew it wasn't his strong point even though he was on a mission where he would have to do it all the time!! He persevered though and continued to bear testimony and share his thoughts and feelings whenever they would come teach us. He and Elder Kelly seemed to share a special bond and were good friends. We visited with him and Elder Person and Elder Tolman on Sunday and there sure has been a difference. He's still a little shy and not one to jump in, but he shares some wonderful spiritual insights and is always happy to tell us how much he loves his family and what they mean to him. He's definitely more comfortable speaking to people and has such a nice spirit about him. You must be so proud of him... he's such a brave Elder and we are grateful to have had him in our ward. We told him to come back and visit us at any time and we would love to see him!! So be assured your wonderful son is doing well and sharing his love of the gospel!! 

I won't ever be able to convey my thanks to families such as this. When a mom can't be there to watch over her son it is SO comforting to know that there are those out there who willingly step up to take care of our sons while they are out serving the Lord. I will be forever grateful. I am extremely humbled.

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