Life for us here in Oregon has been overwhelmingly busy since our mission, as we found much work needed on our home and yard. Every room has been painted and has new carpet or tile on the floors. This required much sorting and eliminating, and now our attic is even empty. We are including a before and after picture of the back yard and also of the inside the house where we removed the wood stove and wall.Although there will always be things we can do everything is now under control and we are living a "normal" life once again.
Kim has resumed drawing and also has begun to work on his writing projects. He walks every day, and I often go with him part of the way. We do a session or two at the temple each week, I'm continuing indexing--It has been a good rest activity between periods of housework. Of course we have Ward responsibilities, and are enjoying renewing old friendships with people we've missed these last 6 years. I'm looking forward to some sewing and craft projects, and when weather dries out a bit Kim will be very busy in the yard again.
Two grandchildren have come to our family since we left our mission, so we now have 30. Needless to say we are enjoying the one family that lives near us, and I even get to teach two of them piano as well as another adult who wants to learn. I think I may try to get 2 or 3 more students.
It is really nice to be home again, but we miss the mission atmosphere, attending the zone meetings with our energetic elders, and seeing their growth as well as the growth of folks in our little Gulfport Branch. We would love to go on another mission if I can get my back in better shape again. We're still trying to find as good help as I had in Florida.
May the Lord bless you as you continue His work throughout life. "We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing one another."--Crescenzo
Kim & Dorothy Erdman
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Posted by Kathryn at 5:39 PM