Saturday, December 14, 2013

Roses in December

It is December and our rose bush is blooming with many beautiful flowers.  Hard to believe it is almost Christmas.

This is looking out my front (and only) door.  I like that we can see the wet lands and animals.  The coyotes have been active lately.  There are the Canadian geese wintering here and the other night we heard the coyotes then the geese making all kinds of noise.  I think the coyotes were looking for dinner.
A heron by the next, I wonder if it was the one hatched there in the spring?
Sara, Glen and kids cut these out for us so we could give our missionaries a Christmas card.  I wrote on the back.

Elder McOmber helped me package them up to give out to our missionaries.  It was quite a production.  They seemed to appreciate the decoration.
The bike shed is coming around with lots of help.
Elder McOmber thought he would get it done in one week, he is finding it is taking much longer.  They have the wood on the roof today, but I don't have any pictures of that yet.  
Each zone was given it's own "Title of Liberty".  This is Long Beach Central Zone's .
The Assistant's to the President gave me my own "Title of Liberty" with messages from many of the missionaries.  They are all so sweet and loving!
Our Elders getting ready for Christmas.
We were able to see a program on the Navy Parade grounds.
I have really come to love the Book of Mormon and don't know why it has taken me so long to come to love it.  Each time I read it, I get new messages meant just for me.  
     I had my 7th Chemo on Friday--only one left, I am so excited to be getting close to the end of chemo.  It has been hard, I am ready to be back to "normal".  
From Elder Eward Dube's talk in Conference:
We should all be “anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of [our] own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness” (D&C 58:27).
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles counseled: “The past is to be learned from but not lived in. We look back to claim the embers from glowing experiences but not the ashes. And when we have learned what we need to learn and have brought with us the best that we have experienced, then we look ahead and remember that faith is always pointed toward the future” (“The Best Is Yet to Be,” Ensign,Jan. 2010, 24; or Liahona, Jan. 2010, 18).
      As it is Christmas time(as well as all year long), we all need to be anxiously engaged in doing good.   Find someone to help or serve every day. 

1 comment:

  1. I hope you know how much I look forward to each one of your posts and all of the great photos you put on your blog. I especially love being able to see how you are doing! We love you, appreciate you and pray for you every day!