March 10, 2009

MARRIAGE


THIRTY YEARS AGO...........................
BRUCE AND I EXCHANGED WEDDING VOWS IN A CUTE LITTLE WEDDING CHAPEL IN FOLSOM CALIFORNIA.....................................
SOMETIMES IT FEELS LIKE IT WAS JUST YESTERDAY THAT I WALKED INTO HIS CLASSROOM FOR THE FIRST TIME...........................
AND OTHER TIMES.............................
I CAN'T REMEMBER MY LIFE WITHOUT HIM........................
I CAN'T IMAGINE NOT HAVING HIM BY MY SIDE.............................
NOT HAVING HIM THERE TO COME HOME TO AT NIGHT...........
NOT HAVING HIM THERE TO SHARE ALL THE WONDERFUL, EXCITING, THRILLING,
AND CHALLENGING TIMES IN MY LIFE............................
HE HAS BEEN MY CONSTANT COMPANION..........................
MY BEST FRIEND AND CONFIDANT...................................
OUR LIFE TOGETHER HAS BEEN FULL OF WONDERFUL ADVENTURE.......................
AND NO MATTER WHAT BRUCE HAS ALWAYS, ALWAYS, MADE ME AND THE
CHILDREN KNOW THAT WE ARE LOVED AND APPRECIATED..............................
HE IS MY ROCK.................................
I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT HE IS MY ETERNAL COMPANION. I AM GRATEFUL THAT WE HAD THIS PAST 17 MONTHS TO SERVE AS MISSIONARY COMPANIONS HERE IN UKRAINE.
OUR LIVES HAVE BEEN ENRICHED, OUR MARRIAGE HAS BEEN BLESSED BECAUSE OF THIS WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS.

3 messages from friends and family:

:Jan the crazy lady: said...

How wonderful Melinda. Happy 30 to you and Bruce.

LisAway said...

What a lovely tribute! Happy Anniversary!

dixiewhitehead said...

My son told us your story about how you met when we talked to him on Christmas. It is a sweet story. Happy anniversary. You both have touched so many lives! Congratulations! Thanks for choosing to serve a mission.

Saints in Ukraine (put music on pause)

My music


click on the photo to see the captions

Armenia Trip

Our last Zone Conference

Some of the faces we will miss

Our trip to Mariupol

March Zone Conference in Donetsk(click on photo to view a larger version)

Missionaries helping the International Relief Development unload a container from America

Health Fair click on the photo to see what is coming up

To listen to this talk you will need to put the music on pause first

Sometimes we forget what divine gifts we have been given. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, 2nd Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Thanksgiving

Look at the fun equipment we got to deliver to this internat for Special Needs children

Europe East Area District Meeting

I LOVE THESE MISSIONARIES

OUR APARTMENT (this is not an average missionary apartment)

THIS IS WHAT MISSIONARY APARTMENTS LOOK LIKE ON INSPECTION DAY

CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO SEE A MORE COMPLETE VIEW

LEADERSHIP TRAINING IN THE KALINSKY BUILDING

Click on photo to see more photos of the Open House at the Kalininsky blg