Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Say ... perhaps we should have TWO Christmas parties! One before Christmas and one on Christmas Eve. Actually I'm fine with what ever the rest of you want to do. I love the tradition of Christmas Eve, but I also know that Ryan and Lindsey would enjoy being with his family on Christmas Eve.

But, Camie ... I think I'm up to going shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. What about you? How early are you goin? Knowing you ... you're already through with your shopping. :) Maybe those of us who would like to go, should go as a group. That would be fun! Let me know what you think.

So ... here's my dilema ... after reading President Uchtdorf's talk, Lift Where you Stand, -- how, as a ward can we take care of 20 people in the ward who are over 80 years old, shut-ins, widowers, and failing health? I asked our presidency, this evening, if they would each choose a family in the ward and take them a meal next Tuesday, instead of meeting for a presidency meeting. Between the five of us we're taking in about 13 meals as well as visiting them, in one evening. I'm hoping there can be a way for our ward to catch the vision and do the same thing on a regular basis to help relieve the care givers and provide some companionship from the ward. So ... give me your ideas.

It's late ... got to go to bed. Actually I have to prepare a talk for Sacrament meeting this Sunday. It's on gratitude. More later.


DJ and Gin Family said...

What a great Idea! We don't really have any old people in our ward, but DJ visited a family last week with a bed ridden mom. Their living conditions were pretty bad. I told him that he should have seen Barbara's house. :)