The best part about the preparation was viewing our church conference on television. Twice a year our leaders meet in SLC and televise a 4 session conference. We are fortunate to watch it at home through our cable network. I remember years in Connecticut getting dressed up and taking the children to all 4 sessions, two on Saturday and two on Sunday at our local chapel. It was a wonderful but long weekend for children. To watch in my own home while making brownies or just sitting down to listen of our leaders testimonies of Jesus Christ is inspiring.
My sister, Kathie came for the last session of Conference and helped me with final preparations. She worked clear through until the last person left, washing, refilling plates and drinks and all those things that are done behind the scenes. I am grateful to her - she worked very hard which allowed Kevin and I to visit with friends. Thank you, Kathie.
As Kevin stated on Saturday, we received beautiful handmade quilts from some of our friends in Connecticut. Woven of love and prepared from those with busy lives, we feel grateful once again. We displayed them for the open house for others to admire. When we are filled with the spirit of love we have a tremendous need to help others when they have burdens. We have received so much from so many of you, some in words and some "things" to make us smile or make our life a little easier. Thank you for sharing your hearts and your wisdom. I feel like it is time for us to 'give back'.
Our life is richly blessed. Kevin's heart is beating tremendously well. We are surrounded by people who give us strength and encourage us to be better people. He tolerated his first dose of Revlimid well. We are hopeful this will work.