We have been home for several months now, and finally are ready to finish our blog. Our good-bye skit was interesting. As Jed and Annie are no longer in Rendezvous we decide to lay Jed to rest. We had about 12 or 15 couples leaving, (what is sad is that several months out I'm not sure). Some of the Elders built a coffin. The Elders sang Poor Jude is dead, only they changed it to Jed. It was silly but a lot of fun. After breakfast we left, said our good byes and went to our home to finish packing and were on the road. It was labor day week-end so we hit traffic and travel was slow. We thought we could get to the ranch, where we thought we would spend a few days resting. We got to Denver Co and started up the canyon and hit massive traffic, About 2 miles an hour. After about 2 hours we turned around and headed back to the city to find a room, only to find there were no rooms available. We finally found one of the real expensive rooms, but decided we were too tired to keep looking or drive on home. We got to the ranch the next day and found everything in order. Our family, kids and grand kids had been there and made the place wonderful. The neighbors said the place was pretty bad and that our family worked so hard. We are so grateful for our family and the love they have for us. They were soo supportive of us on our mission and just simply in our lives. We feel so blessed.
We loved our mission, we are so grateful that we did not miss our mission. Now that we are home we are glad to be with our family and able to see the grandchildren in their many activities and just be with them in their homes. We, however, do miss Old Nauvoo, and the missionaries that we love so much, and the spirit of the early Saints who lived and walked the streets. We thank Our Father in Heaven, and Joseph Smith, who trusted us enough to represent them on our mission. Each of our children and their family came and spent a week with us and were able to feel of the spirit of Joseph Smith and the Saints of Old Nauvoo. We are truly changed for having this opportunity. We Thank each of you for your love and support. Please take the opportunity to visit, your life will be changed.