Clark is doing great on his mission! He is currently serving as a district leader in Tyler, Texas. He and his companion are living with a nice member couple in their home. The deal comes complete with some home-cooked meals, a dog and a piano. He is very much enjoying this nice change from apartment living! He has six months left and is anxious to finish strong. Last week was a bit hard as he said goodbye to 3 previous companions all going home on the same day.
After 24 years of attending The Waterford School, our chapter comes to a close as Clark becomes our 6th and final graduate. Coincidentally, Nancy Heuston, the founder and head of school, is retiring this year. We feel fortunate to finish our Waterford experience along with her. It has been a privilege to know and love so many teachers and staff that have had such a great influence on us and all of our children.
This is Clark’s last “First Day of School” picture as he begins his Senior year of High School. I was telling him the other day that everything he does now is going to the be for the “last” time for me. He was quick to remind me that everything he’s done his whole life has been for the “last” time for me. True. Happy sad times all rolled into one.
Very spontaneously, we decided to drive up to Jackson Hole for the 4th of July weekend with four of my siblings and their families. We all got rooms close to each other and had a great time running the river, watching the parade, enjoying (BBQ program), and watching fireworks! In the picture below, I’m in the corner wearing the brown hat and Alan is in directly in front of me. Our family filled up 2 boats! My dad would be so proud of all of us…he loved river running!