Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Maria, Maria, Maria

We had an awesome experience to have our friend Maria Brando and two of her friends Pilar and Barbara, stay with us for a few days, it was a wonderful experience. I had to really use my brain to try and remember my rusty old Italian, but I wouldn't have missed this experience! We were able to visit a few of the Temples and we made a trip to Yellowstone, but I think the most fun was in the evenings when they took over my kitchen and cooked us some traditional Italian food and filled our house with the aromas that brought back so many memories of my mission. Maria was one of my first contacts in Italy and I am so thankful that Heavenly Father used me to help her find the Gospel. What a great blessing my mission was in my life, and it is so wonderful to see how seeds that are planted can grow and develop into a whole family enjoying the Gospel. I loved taking them to church and interpreting for them, A.J. Woolstenhulme helped me out and shared what was being said to Barbara, I am so thankful for a Heavenly Father that loves and embraces us all, we are all his children. I miss you Maria, thanks for coming to the house of Snow White and sharing your love and joy with us.