.......We have so many fond memories of you and our mission experiences and we reflect on them often.? We are especially looking forward to the completion of the Sacramento Temple and the incredible spirit and power it will bring to that area and the people we all love there.? We know that life is challenging for all of you and there is always the next mountain to climb. ?Remember President Grow’s words:? “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans for your future,” because He probably has something else in mind.? It is the little glimpses of eternity, and often the small, tender mercies of the Lord, that keep us going through all the ups and downs, joys and sorrows, failures and victories of our life here on earth.? Through it all, we are grateful for the foundational and undeniable truths that resonate in our souls:? Your Heavenly Father loves you and He wants you to return home to Him; Jesus Christ is our Savior and the Redeemer of the world―especially for you who have served Him so well―and He has illuminated the pathway home.? As you and the precious children you are bringing into this world face life in the last days, you can do so with courage, knowledge, hope, and faith, knowing that the Lord loves you, he has a plan for your life, and He offers you His love, His truth, His peace, and His comfort.
This song is for you, honey! - For The Love Of A Woman
For the love of a woman a man unlocks his heart And reveals all the secrets it holds And the love of a woman will find his better part When he gives her the key to his soul
He will listen to her dreams He will ask her what she needs He will help her build the life she wants to live He will hold her when she cries With a love that never dies All these things he will give For the love of a woman
For the love of a woman a man will sacrifice While he waits for a moment of grace With the love of a woman a man will pay the price For the trust that he sees in her face
He will open any door Leave the life he knew before To convince her that he's all she'll ever need And when he's afraid to start He will step into the dark 'Cause he knows she'll give his eyes the power to see With the love of a woman
And her promises to help her dreams come true No there's nothing in this world that he won't do
Though he's not a work of art He will try with all his heart To become the man she knows that he can be With the love of a woman The love of a woman He will give his life For the love of a woman
I want to talk about my sister in-law…. Well, she is not officially my sister in-law yet, but she will be. After my sweetheart left to the airport, s-nechan gave me a ride to the Shinkansen-station. I was so sad because my sweetheart left, and I won’t be able to see her for another 6months. I guess s-nechan realized my sadness, so she asked me if I wanted to stop by cafe and chat a little bit before I go home. Then I said “sure!”. We went to the Royal Host where my sweetheart used to work before, and we probably talked for about 3 hours. She shared some stories of my sweetheart and herself. I really had a good time. When she took me back to the Shinkansen-station, she gave me a huge hug and whispered me “Welcome to our family”. I was so happy and felt her great love. I tried not to cry, but when I was heading to platform, I wanted to look back to wave my hand to her, but I couldn’t because I was crying so badly. She is a wonderful daughter of her parents, great sister of my sweetheart, awesome mother of her son, and patient wife for her husband. I respect her and love her so much.