"Our Heavenly Father is aware of our needs and will help us as we call upon Him for assistance. I believe that no concern of ours is too small or insignificant. The Lord is in the details of our lives."Thomas S. Monson, "Consider the Blessings", Ensign, November 2012This week has been full! I know that our Heavenly Father listens to our prayers! Several of our children have been sick,some very scary things with a couple of them. I have prayed with all my heart and I know that the Lord has heard my prayers. On each account, things could have been so much worse, but thankfully none were life threatening in the end. They are still not completely whole, but are on the mend. It is hard being the "nurse Mom" and not being able to be there to help. I guess they are being prepared for if I get Alzheimer's and can't take care of them later. :)
|Chandler, Colton, Caleb and Annalea on Christmas morning.|
|Gammy and Annalea|
|Papa and Caleb|
|Jim, Bonnie, Chad, Kathy and Lonnie|
Jim and Bonnie are Chad's Aunt and Uncle and Bonnie is like a sister to me.
They stopped in to Chad's house for a visit.
My brother, Bill Bailey, got to our place at 0145 Thursday morning. He rested a short time and then worked with us, helping with the mission work.
|Bill helped Elder McOmber move furniture that was donated to the mission and fix a bicycle for some sisters.|
By going with us he was able to see a lot of our mission area.
|Looking down on the docks at Long Beach. Catalina Island in background.|
|We could see Seal Beach and Huntington Beach on this day.|
|That is Bill under the whale. After work, we went to the Aquarium of the Pacific, the 4th largest aquarium in the world. It was fun to see all the different species of fish and animals. Lonnie is under the tail.|
|After the Aquarium, we walked around the parks near the Aquarium in Downtown Long Beach. Chad drove his motorcycle up from San Diego to spend Friday with us. This picture reminds me of this quote:|
There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what the lighthouse of the Lord can rescue. It beckons through the storms of life. It calls, 'This way to safety. This way to home.' It sends forth signals of light easily seen and never failing. If followed, those signals will guide you back to your heavenly home."Thomas S. Monson, "Believe, Obey, and Endure", Ensign, November 2012
This next picture has Bill walking to the lighthouse and that is the full moon coming up on the right of the lighthouse.
|Chad is "Mr October". His work made a calendar(and I couldn't get one-they ran out). This is him with a dolphin having a pet scan . It is an awesome calendar showing all the Marine mammals that he works with.|
It has been a wild week, but time to get back to doing what we are called to do, what the Lord wants here in Long Beach to do....Serve Him!
Have a blessed New Year Holiday and God bless you all year long! I Love You!!!!!!