I had a lovely distraction this week the night Aaron flew out. I traveled with my DfG companions to Fruit Heights, an hour or more north of here, where my dear friend Julie Treadwell met us and introduced us to her Relief Society friends. We spent the next few hours engaged in goodness, tracing, cutting, sewing, turning, top-stitching, serging and preparing things for more kits.
You will see from the pictures below that there was something for everyone to do–from the youngest to the oldest able hands. It’s hard to describe the energy in a room filled with women who are helping others. Julie copied me yesterday morning on the note below that she sent out to her friends directing them to some photos I posted on Facebook. I can see she felt that same electric energy that is generated when women gather together to do something to make a difference in the world. I’m glad to have been there.
I have to tell you I went home Tuesday night and couldn’t sleep. I was buzzed. I spent some time walking through our home, (especially the bathroom.) I found myself turning our water faucet on and off, peering at my readily available, crystal clear, rather sweet tasting WATER and felt obscenely over blessed. I lay in bed and thought through the kind of women you are. I felt so very lucky to live here and was grateful to your good hearts and willing hands. THANK YOU, thank you, thank you for being who you are and where you are.
Below you’ll see Julie’s happy face:
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