Monday, June 28, 2010


As I was traveling out of Nauvoo to run an errand, I began thinking about leaving this peaceful little place on the bend of the Mississippi. On a map it barely shows up, but it is here. There I was driving down Highway 96 looking at the trees that lined both sides of the highway. It was these trees that were so colorful this fall, so bleak this winter, so alive this spring, and now vibrant in their green colors. As I drove down the road, there were places where there were no trees, and I could see the mighty Mississippi River. I began to reflect on the things I will miss when we leave Nauvoo.

It made me realize that our time here is growing short. I have so much more to learn and so much more to do. I hope that I am a better person from serving this mission. I am afraid of coming home and not having anything to do. I am afraid to come home to a place where I may not be needed. I am afraid of having to face the world again with its problems. BUT, I will look forward to seeing our children and grandchildren. Attending birthday parties, piano recitals, sports contests,etc. I will trust in the Lord that he will know what we are to do next.

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