We had the most wonderful surprise! Our two youngest grandchildren, the only two who haven't been here for a visit, showed up at our front door yesterday afternoon! Well, sort of. They came as Flat Ammon and Flat Laina (Flat Stanley style) -- in the mail. We loved it!
We took them right in the living room and sat them on the couch for awhile. They've been there ever since. It's almost as good as seeing them in person. Ammon and Laina are five and three, respectively, and we have been missing them so much. They are at that cute, cute age where they just love to be with us. They come running and throw their arms around us when they come to visit. Now they're here!
This morning, when I came downstairs to do the laundry, there they were again, waiting for me. What a great way to start the day! They grin at us all the time, and they make us smile every time we walk through the room. I think I'm going to ask for Flat Jacob (who's 16), Flat Adam (who's 6'2"), Flat Noah, Flat Matthew, Flat Mary, and Flat Rachel for Christmas!
All of our grandkids have been just great about keeping in touch while we've been gone. We get postcards and drawings and letters, cards, and emails every once in awhile.There's always something from them hanging on our fridge. We've also received two envelopes of the cutest drawings from two Primary classes: one of our daughter Kristen's ward Primary classes, and one from Mary Rasmussen and Shawna Fuller's Primary class in our home ward. We love them!
Thanks to everyone who has take time to think of us. It really gives us a lift. Makes me realize I could have been much more proactive keeping in touch with the missionaries going out from our ward over the years.... Now I know how good it feels to be on the receiving end and it doesn't take much to make someone's day. I think it's my turn now. ~Pat~