Sunday, November 4, 2012


"Our Heavenly Father sees our real potential. He knows things about us that we do not know ourselves. He prompts us during our lifetime to fulfill the measure of our creation, to live a good life, and to return to His presence."

Elder McOmber and his twin brother, Ronnie.  He lives 70 miles from us here in Long Beach.  We got permission to visit him. (He lives out of our mission.) They had Thanksgiving dinner for 17 people.    Elder McOmber saw his brother 1 year ago, but before that it was 18 years since he had last seen his twin.  It was a very nice visit.
Ronnie and his daughter Annie, their son, Jeremiah, was not there.
Mary and Ronnie
Lonnie teasing Annie, she was in 2nd grade when we saw her last.
She is now 26 years old.
Lonnie and Ronnie checking out a gun, of course.  Lonnie admitted last night that
they do have a lot in common.  They both love guns, cats, and got into a lot of
trouble growing up.

"We should remember that saying 'I love you' is only a beginning. We need to say it, we need to mean it, and most importantly we need consistently to show it. We need to both express and demonstrate love."”David A. Bednar, "More Diligent and Concerned at Home", Liahona and Ensign, November 2009

Elder McOmber cooking chicken for the Elders.
Elder Fife and Elder Smith eating at our "home". It is a picnic outside.
Yes, it is still nice out.  Cooler in the evenings and nights, but in the 70's
during the day.  I made them Carmel apples since I could not make
them for my grand kids.  We had pineapple upside down cake also.
Elders inside our Motor home talking and sharing a spiritual thought.

On Wednesday, all the female missionaries met at the Mission Home.  Sister Bubert had a wonderful luncheon, Sister Bubert and the AP's taught us(then left the girls to do our thing), I talked/answered medical questions and we decorated cupcakes to take to families.  It was wonderful!  Wish I had gotten a picture before all the Senior Sisters left.  The girls are wonderful and add a nice complement to our mission. 
This is one thing I talked about:
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face...Do the thing you think you cannot do."     Eleanor Roosevelt

Our "non senior" (younger) sisters in our mission at the mission home. Aren't they beautiful!!
We had Hawaiian haystacks
Decorating cupcakes.

One of our sisters after I "doctored" her arm.  She had a bicycle accident.  Elder McOmber is helping another sister to fill in her voting papers.  This is at the office. We had two bicycle accidents this week, nothing major, thank goodness!
I was naughty for October 31st, and wore wild socks, just for smiles.
I was able to touch a pregnant belly this week.  It felt so natural and good, I dreamed a Labor and Delivery dream that night.  I guess when something has been so much a part of your life for so long, it is a part of who you are!    One of our neighbors is 39 weeks pregnant and was walking (trying to walk the baby out). We talked and she was contracting, not sure what "they" were, but "they" hurt.  I assured her they were indeed contractions, but that they would get stronger.  That was something I was totally comfortable talking about!!!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog! I love it! We appreciate you and Elder McOmber and wonder how we ever got along in Long Beach without the two of you!