Monday, January 17, 2011

Letting Go

We haven't had "sisters" in our area for quite awhile, so when they were assigned out here in Moapa Valley again, we were pretty excited. We love the Elders, but there's just something about sisters - for one, they get to be hugged, which is a plus for any mother or girl, and there's just a bond that you develop with them. Maybe it's a "mother/daughter" sort of thing...I don't know. All I know, is that they have pulled sisters out of our area again, after only 4 months, so these girls BOTH have to leave. We had them over for a last dinner before they pack their bags and head out tomorrow. It has been such a blessing to have Kevin as the Ward Mission Leader, and to also have Tibi, and especially Michaela, around to go out with these girls on appointments and visits. So goodbye girls, until you come back and visit us again (after July when they go home - THEY PROMISED!!) We love them like they were our own. I'm actually surprised these pictures turned out - we had all been crying!

Sister Drussell, Tibi, and Sister Gonzalez


On a happier note - we have had some pretty awesome sunrises and sunsets lately. I witnessed this beauty out my window after the kids left for Seminary one morning.


Thank goodness for beautiful things when your heart is breaking...

4 comments:

Connie said...

Aw, sad the sisters are leaving. They never let them stay for long in Logandale it seems... That's great that Tibi and Michaela had a chance to do some work with them!

Lexie & Sharrid said...

Oh mother, goll, I had no idea about these sisters and the obvious bond you've all created with them...good to see a post from you though and wow, what a sunrise! I have always said, and I will say it again. THERE IS NO SUNRISE OR SUNSET LIKE A NEVADA SUNRISE OR SUNSET. Not even close here in AZ. If everything else is drab and desert and ugly, ...the sunrises and sunsets are the absolute best.

p.s. Can't wait til you come mom, I miss you so much.

Jolynn said...

I have not seen these sisters missionaries at all! They must stay very close to Logandale or something. And I saw those awesome sunrises too. I think they are God's gift to those of use who have to get up super early to go to work! They have been so beautiful lately.

Grammy D said...

The sunrise picture is incredible. Thanks for posting it because I never crawl out of bed in time to see them in person!! It seems like the sisters just got here. What the heck.