May 16 was a day where heaven and earth touched! Our little granddaughter Claire was sealed to her parents, our daughter Kristi and her husband Drew in the Bountiful Temple. Have you ever seen such joy!!
Afterwards, everyone went to Kristi and Drew’s chapel in Bountiful for Claire’s blessing. We were able to skype shortly after that in the cultural hall and feel the joy and see the glow and share in the heavenly occasion! So fun to see all the wonderful family and friends gathered together! What an awesome birthday present for Gene to share in this wonderful time. He also enjoyed the lovely chorus of “Happy Birthday” from 4700 miles away!
We had two other lovely experiences that day, Gene’s birthday. One was our stake conference later that evening and the other was earlier that morning. We went street contacting at the Stroud Saturday Market. We only just arrived at the High Street and who rushed up to greet us with hugs and happiness? Our dear friend Margaret, who we met in Sainsbury’s last November, while looking for applesauce! With some family opposition, we haven’t seen her since before Christmas. It was so good to connect and visit with her! We felt heavenly help in that “not-by-chance” meeting!
We noticed this plaque as we passed it that morning–‘seemed fitting for missionaries! What a blessing to share in such awesome experiences–with our dear family and with new friends here! We’re so grateful to share the gospel–with the promise of forever families, more heaven in our homes here, a closeness to heaven as we follow the Savior, and the promise of returning to our Heavenly Father some day. Cheerio!