Surely, for us the highlight of this memorable weekend with our family was to be together at our Mesa Vineyard Ward Sacrament meeting on Sunday morning, June 27. Kay Chapman drove up just as we did and we received her warm greeting and welcome home! Then, as we entered the building we were greeted by many of our ward members we hadn't seen in many months, and by members of our family as they entered. My brother Clark and his wife Connie came in. It was so good to see them there. From our place on the stand we saw the overflow fill and the doors being opened into the cultural hall and more chairs being set up. While the meeting go underway the hall filled almost to capacity back to the stage. As Linda said, when she addressed the congregation, it looked like a Stake Conference instead of a ward Sacrament meeting. Several of Linda's brothers and sisters and their families, and her dear mother, Lucille Burnham (88 yrs) were in attendance.
We love our ward family. We love our own dear family and all the members of our extended family, loved ones and friends. Our emotions were running high! It was a blessed meeting and a blessed day! We shall always be grateful how it all came together, like a miracle it seemed to us!
This picture was taken outside the chapel after the meeting. We asked Linda's brother Robert if he would take our tiny camera and take a picture of our family. He told us later that he didn't have his glasses and he wasn't even sure what he was seeing when he took this and one other picture for us. Both of them came out marvelous!