Carol and Annabelle
We had a good week, as usual. The Lord is really blessing us as we are on this mission. We love serving in this capacity and we love these missionaries. And aside from all of that, we are having other wonderful experiences that just make for a most enjoyable time. The top two photos are of us with Carol Nielson Prater. Carol, Rich, Kelli, Casey and Nick were our closest neighbors when we lived at the Youth Ranch. They built a home close by and we interacted lots for several years. Then we moved to Heyburn and Carol and Rich got a divorce, Carol remarried and moved to Twin Falls. Anyway, Rich Nielson passed away from cancer just a couple of months ago. Carol came to Philadelphia to see her daughter, Kelli. They went to Kleinfeld's in NYC and Kelli "said YES to the dress". The wedding is next September. Carol was headed back to Twin Falls and needed a ride to the airport, so we picked her up (about an hour from here), took her to lunch, had a very long visit, compared family photos and talked, talked, talked. Carol had a brain annurism 10 years ago and had to shave her head for the surgery. When it was over, they told her not to use chemicals on her head, so she has this lovely grey hair that is quite soft. It was really nice to see her. She is happy in her life and her children are all doing well.