Sunday, October 28, 2012
The time came for us to decide what sport Brayden was going to play next and so we asked him. Without hesitation he said football. We had recently attended a Rancho Bernardo High School football game and he really enjoyed it so I think that sparked the interest. So we signed him up. In his age range the only football they have here is flag football. So for the past several weeks Brayden has been practicing and playing games and has loved every minute of it. We signed up not knowing anyone on his team and it has turned out to be an awesome experience for Brayden. He has an awesome coach that I can tell has coached many times before. I decided to help coach to support Brayden so I am an assistant coach with him. I have loved being there with him during each practice and watching him develop in this sport. It is fun to see this little guy toughen up a bit :)
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Brayden, Logan and Connor have had a lot of play date's lately with their friends from school and the Ward. It is so fun to have their friends come over and to see what creative things they come up with to do. Both Brayden and Logan get so excited when they are going to have a play date with a friend. So the other day Gene Fuhriman came over and we caught him and Brayden rocking out. These two both love music so it was inevitable that they would start creating their own. Check out the pictures of them jamming out. I love the ukulele and the congo drum. That's my kind of music! I have a feeling they are going to create some sort of hawaiian band :)
A few weekends ago we celebrated a friends 30th birthday 80's style. It was so much fun to see all of the radical 80's clothing that was coming through the door. Everything from the decorations, the candy, and the music was ALL 80's. We also played Twister and got an 80's Mix Tape to enjoy for the ride home. It was fun to step back to the 80's with some good friends.
I want to share a special experience I had recently with a woman I home teach. My hope is that our children will read of stories like this and it will help build their faith. This past Sunday my companion Mark Edmonson and I went to visit Thora Williams, a woman in an assisted living home. I always have loved visiting with her because of her sweet personality, her stories, and the faith that she has. This visit was no different except for at the very end of the conversation. We began reflecting on her husband and the fact that he had passed 17 years earlier and how she wanted to join him again on the other side of the veil. There was a peace that filled the room as we talked about that reunion and I felt as if his presence was in the room. At the end of our visit she asked that I say a prayer. During the prayer I had a very distinct impression to talk about her husband and ask Heavenly Father if he would watch over Thora and grant her hope that one day she would be with her husband again. Again there was a peace that came into the room. Two days after we visited her I found out that she passed away. I felt so happy for Thora that she was finally going to be able to be reunited with her husband after so many years and felt grateful that I was able to see her so close to this happening. She was such a joy to be around. I will miss her. But I received confirmation again at the reality that families are eternal. Heavenly Father allowed Mark and I to witness His peaceful assurance that all was in His hands. How grateful I am for opportunities like this that build our faith. Thora, God be with you til we meet again. -Justin