Monday, August 16, 2010

Been a little preoccupied lately, Macy, Rachel and Don got here on Friday night and we have been having too much fun. It is so great to have them here. I can tell Rachel is in heaven. The beach, the pool the tropical splendor, what more can you ask for. Macy is still bouncing off the walls. Don, who is our "non-water" person seems to be having the time of his life. We had to drag him out of the Caribbean on Saturday when we went to the beach.

Saturday we took then to the beach at Cane Bay,had a great time. We bought Macy some snorkel gear and she took to it like a fish to water. Of course, like her mother she is part fish. She really doesn't swim well enough to snorkel yet, but we had bought her a life jacket and with it on she can float on her tummy with her face in the water and kick along. It is incredible to watch her, she is delighted with the fact that she can have her face completely in the water and still breathe. Her goal is to see an octopus.

Yesterday, Rick and I got up and were getting ready for church, the Thorp's were still asleep, so we were preparing to leave them a note, when Rachel came up and asked to borrow a skirt and a shirt for Don cause they wanted to go with us. We had never said a word. We were so excited. Then at church the spirit was so strong. The two sisters who spoke had talks tailor made for them. It was wonderful. Rachel and Don did go home after Sacrament Meeting but I think they were touched by the meeting. Macy of course, stayed for all the meetings with us, she made some new friends in Primary.

Things seem to be changing in the Branch, ever so slowly, but changing in a positive way. I don't really believe that is because of us or anything we have done, but there has been a real collective effort to get things on track here and everyone is responding. It's a beautiful thing to see and even more awesome to be a part of. Our Branch President is a totally spiritual person and he is the force spearheading these changes but the members are truly in tune.

Rick has to go to work(boy oh boy, does that sound good) this morning but should be home by noon and we'll be off to another beach. I guess we'll just have to content ourselves with the pool in the morning. Can you tell I'm really having fun!

Keep praying, I promise you those prayers will be answered. Maybe not in exactly the way you think but they will be answered and most times in a way that is better than anything you could have imagined.

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