Today is our last Sunday in Hawaii and it’s been a nice one. Simon let us sleep in until about 7:30, which was a first as long as I can remember. This allowed us to get a bit more rest than usual, but also have plenty of time to get ready for our 10 o’clock church. While Lizzie was in the shower I went down the list of blogs that I haven’t been to in a long time while Simon fell asleep in my arms. It was nice to have a moment to catch up on everyone.
I then laid the little frog down on our bed and took a 5 minute power nap next to him. Upon awakening (assuming I actually did nod off) I decided to take advantage of our red and gray motif one last time:After finishing up our beautification processes we walked to church and enjoyed a wonderful testimony meeting. Lizzie bore her testimony and didn’t even break down into tears or anything. It was really nice to hear her up there. Then, at the end of the meeting, the bishop’s counselor announced that we were to stand up in front of everybody after the closing prayer and they would all sing ‘Aloha Oe’ to us. This was a surprise as we have only been in the ward since October and didn’t know if we were there long enough to get the special treatment. It was, however, wonderful to look out and see the many friends that we have made and to know that we will be missed–and that we will miss them as well.
And we will miss them all, especially our Sunday School class. They are the best and we wish them luck throughout their bright futures–most of them just graduated and are going on to college now. During our lesson today we discussed all of the wonderful things that Christ has done for us. We drew and time-line on the board starting at the pre-existance and ending at exaltation. We broke it down into areas (the creation, Old and New Testaments, the Restoration, today, etc.) and all of the class members wrote down different specific things that Jesus did along that time-line. It was very humbling to see just a small list of things he has done for us. His life and ministry seemed like such a small part of his love.
Anyway, sorry to ramble. It has just been a nice day and it’s only 2:00. I am looking forward to relaxing, book binding, cooking, eating, and just enjoying the Sabbath day for the remainder. I hope it’s been a good one for all of you as well.