Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mothers Day!!

Dear Family & Friends,


 We had a beautiful, sunny week!!  Except for Monday when we were awakened at 4:30 a.m. with two huge thunderclaps, accompanied by a little rain, it has been clear and gradually warming all week.  Highs between 73 and 83 degrees.  Gorgeous and not muggy yet!!

Enjoyed church on Sunday, got a new Senior Couple on Monday and enjoyed dinner with them Monday night.  They interviewed with President Wakolo on Tuesday, and he sent them to their new assignment 2 ½ hours away to be MLS (Member Leader Support), which means they help out in the Ward and serve where needed, usually with the inactives and investigators. We watched a fun movie at the Apartment Clubhouse with the other Senior missionaries who live there for FHE.  Had popcorn and candy, and came to our apartment for ice cream sundaes afterwards.

Tuesday got 5 more new missionary recommendations, which I processed, plus wrote and sent out lots of Leadership Congratulation letters to all our new Zone Leaders, Sister-Training Leaders, and District Leaders, plus one new Assistant, Elder Hooker. 

Wed. was Leadership Training Day here at our building, so lots of missionaries in to say HI and give hugs.  Were busy all day, then went to Sears to do some birthday and Mother’s Day Shopping.  Went home, ate dinner, and watched Star Wars for Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you!!) while doing laundry.

Thursday we went out to lunch to honor Sister Womack who is getting a new assignment.  She moved to Memphis on Friday to do Records Preservation with Sister Nichols who is already there.  Sure hope she enjoys it. 

Jim & I cleaned the bathrooms on Friday, got a lot of stuff done, including helping Jim with a project he wanted to get done.  Rested on Friday night because I didn’t feel good, and it turned out that both Jim and I had eaten something that was not good and gave us diarrhea.  Well, you just never know if food is going to be okay or not, and it was stuff we had made.  Darn!!  So we rested all day Saturday too, until 5:00 when we drove to a huge soccer park and watched Gary play his last game.  Sadly, they lost, but they did their best.  It has been fun to watch him and Bram this spring.

 A gorgeous Sabbath today and loved the tributes and talks and songs to Mothers.  I sure do treasure mine and Jim’s, plus other great women who are mothers and had an influence in our lives.  Thank heavens, we do not have to be perfect, just doing our best to love our children and our families!!!  Had a great steak dinner at Larry’s and Holly’s, lots of good food and fun!!

Hope you all had a great day, too!

 Love, Elder & Sister Hartzell

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