He asked what year my husband was in for medical school.
1st or 2nd? he asked.
4th I said.
He asked if I had liked it here.
& then came the water works.
President C. asked what I liked about the ward so much. Thats easy. I love how warm, welcoming & inclusive the locals are. They are eager to invite you to their home & feed you something delicious like chicken rolls or chocolate gravy & biscuits. I love how supportive & loving the medical wives are. Those girls always have their eyes open & are quick to respond when it looks like one of us is struggeling with the process of having a husband in school. I love how humble this ward is. Family & neighbors before wealth & riches. There is not one person in our ward that I have not seen give acts of service & show unconditional love to someone. I am honored that I have been able to rub elbows with the wonderful people in this area. Leaving is going to hurt. a lot. 4 more months. Im just going to have to soak it up!
I left the visit to return to sunday school. still feeling weepy.
When T was just a little dude, maybe 11 months or so We were looking at medical schools in preperation for applications. We were going through the usual bedtime rutine when I was hit hard with an impression that we should apply to a school in eastern Tennessee. Strange. I shared my thoughts with Rod. We looked & their was only one school there at the time. ETU. & they were very partial to TN residents. weeks later we found out about LMU. & so we came. It wasnt much of a decision.
We did not understand at the time why Tennessee. We knew we would eventually.
We do know now. We needed love & support here. & I cannot imagine a move loving group of people to share the ups & downs of medical school with. I am grateful.
ok. enough sap.
I do love these people though.
The Piersons are a 1st year family who are super fun & cute.
John planned a big surprise dinner at the local mexican resteraunt
She is a truly thoughtful friend. she deserved a paaarrttyy.
She goes down to bed & nap without a 40 minuete bounce & lullabye-athon now.
She is a dream baby. Easy to read, happy & sweet.
I love that my boys wanted to wear skelleton jammies to bed all while singing jingle bells.
Saturday mornings are linen mornings.
Sunday we had our friends the Ballards over. The ballards have 3 girls & another one just weeks away from arriving. When we invited them for dinner I had it in my head that the sweet & dainty Ballard girls pretty much would want nothing to do with the loud & crazy Sclater boys. I am glad to say I was wrong. They played together great. Sammy helped the kids put on a performance. They dressed like cow folk & danced to boot scootin boogy. Hillarious. We really enjoyed our evening.
but wait..there is more...
before the Ballard family left, Dave Ballard was teasing our 2 little boys about heads in toilets...well I guess Britt took it to heart. the kid went & dunked him self. head first. GROSSNESS! But ill tell you...its one of the funniest moments I have had as a mom yet. His face was priceless. & then Rod shampooed the kid.