Thanksgiving, November 28, 2013
As I sit and contemplate this year’s blessings, I am amazed how many blessings I truly have. Here are just a few:
A beautiful wife of 34 years whose continuous and unabashed support is mind-boggling.
|My bride of 34 years. Still as beautiful as ever!|
Two gorgeous daughters who are so much like their mother.
|Anna Rose and Hailey|
The privilege of living with our oldest daughter and her little family.
|The Johnson Family|
|Berroa Family from San Pedro|
Skype and Facebook for allowing us to keep in contact with our friends and family all over the world.
The knowledge that the Book ofMormon, Another Testament of Christ is true.
A Church that helps hundreds of thousands of people, if not millions, through its humanitarian projects throughout the world.
|Men from the old folks' home in Bonao|
Brothers and sisters, especially my younger brother who passed away this year from complications of diabetes.
|Sunflower in honor of my brother Heber who passed away this year.|
The ability to still speak Spanish almost every day.
Visiting the Oregon coast with our daughter and our grandson in September.
The ability to have a garden and grow a few vegetables.
|The beginnings of a garden|
|Some of the produce from the garden|
A good camera that still takes great pictures.
|Puerta Plata in the early a.m.|
The opportunity to write for others.
Senior missionaries (los regresados) and being able to hang out with them periodically.
Being able to return to the DR in July and meeting new friends from MACILE.
|Students from MACILE|
Our new bikes we bought this summer and walks and bike rides in the early a.m. with Joanne on the Murdock Trail.
|Joanne and her new bike this summer!|
The opportunity Joanne has given me to learn how to cook a few things. Baked potatoes (Idaho spuds are the best!) and meatloaf are still my most favorite. I did bake two pies from scratch!
|Yes, I made these peach pies from scratch!|
The fact I love to teach and share what I know and what I would like to know.
Knowing I have a Heavenly Father who loves me.