Friday, June 12, 2015
JEAN'S MESSAGE FOR THIS WEEK !!!
Edward was really upset when his Grandmother passed and doesn't remember some things we told him. He was telling us he wished he had taken his Grandmother's bedroom set out of the house. But he didn't think of it at the time. We made his day, by telling him we had that stored in our attic along with some other furniture we thought he might want when he got older.
At the time his Grandmother passed he didn't think of furniture. He said to let it go. But David and I got thinking that he might want some of it as he got older. Edward didn't care then, but some day he would. So we took some of the items from the house and packed them in out attic. We told Edward, but he was too upset to remember.
We also told him we took some of the pictures of his Grandmother, Grandfather and Mother out of the house and put them in a scrap book. Both Bishop Joseph and our previous Bishop told us it was okay to make a scrap book of our adopted children's family even if they joined the church. As we do not believe in having pictures taken, adopted children need something of the past. They are not to be displayed in their room or our house, but if the child wants to go through them, in their room, it is fine. So we got that out for Edward. He wanted to know why we didn't give it to him before. We said he never mentioned pictures and they slipped our mind. He was thrilled to get it.
So in addition to do outside work, planting, they are beginning to work on the inside of the house. The inspector was there. He said we should put in new wiring and must put in new plumbing. Thomas and Edward would like another bathroom or two put in as one just doesn't seem enough. David got them cutting down to one bathroom on the first floor and one bathroom on the second floor. The plumber didn't help by saying now is the time to put in as many as they needed.
It seems like we have a lot of time to get it ready for Thomas and his wife, but we don't, really. He also needs farm equipment, animals and much more. It all takes time.
Marilyn didn't want me to say anything, but she could use your prayers. She is having a health problem right now. She is having a panic attack. It doesn't come and stay for a few hours or day, then go away. It has been going on for over a month. It doesn't stop. She has been to the doctor and Anna is working with her. Grandmother Olive has also given some advice. Marilyn has prayed, but it doesn't ease up. I have had panic attacks, but never one like this. So your prayers would be appreciated. I know God works in His own time and we must wait.
Be With God,