Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Driving Miss Daisy
Sister Shumway is continuing to direct me when I am driving on the correct side of the road, and goes into a near state of panic every time we turn a corner and she sees cars coming towards us on the right. Of course she still has not been willing to drive out here. Confidentially, I feel she should receive a medal from the Australian Government for the number of lives she has saved. It may be true: You can’t teach an old ___ to do new tricks.
With that being said, I need to let it be known that she has been wonderful to have as a companion. It is amazing how much we are learning from President & Sister Quinn, and the Elders who have been working with us. Right now, we are a little concerned because this weekend is transfers and we would hate to lose any of the Elders from this District. But we know it will happen sometime and we will be happy to work with whomever the Lord decides. We know that we are in the right place, doing the right things, and we are very happy. Every “Senior Couple” that has the health and testimony to serve a mission really should take advantage of the great opportunity.
Sister Shumway is going to put a few pictures up for everyone to see, in the near future. Please don’t be too shocked at how white her hair has been turned by my driving. And by the way...everytime I ask her why she hasn't driven in almost 4 months, she politely smiles and says "I choose life!"
P.S. From Sister Shumway: I never panicked. Why, I even remained perfectly calm when passengers, who were riding with us, politely told Elder Shumway, he was on the wrong side of the road. We’re enjoying giving literacy lessons and gospel lessons to several people and they are progressing well.
Thought of the week: “Happiness in family life is most likely achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance and forgiveness, respect, love, compassion and wholesome recreational activities,” Ensign, November 1995, page 102.