About 5:00 p.m. rain began to fall. That wasn't surprising since it rains most afternoons/evenings in Puebla. But about 1/2 hour later we could hear hail beating on the windows in the mission office. The office Elders were so excited, opening one of the windows to catch the hail. They decided to go outside when we saw it piling up.
|Elder Tobon from Washington State|
|Elder Sanchez from Chiapas, Mexico|
|Leaving the parking area behind the office area into the snarled traffic!|
|The large plant on the left was a gorgeous poinsettia!!|
|Us fixing dinner together!|
On Thursday the office Elders--Sanchez and Tobon--and the Assistants to the President, Elders Packer and Scott, and President and Sister Stellmon took us to lunch at Chili's. What a wonderful farewell party. They had the waitresses and waiters sing to us "Happy Anniversary" and, since it was our 51st wedding anniversary in June, we were pleased and honored to celebrate!
The next morning we left at 7:10 on a flight through Dallas, Texas, toward home.
|From the plane across Puebla toward the volcano Popocataptl|
|Beautiful clouds as we neared Utah|
|Looking down on Utah County, the Y on the mountain!|
We want you to know that we so hoped that Tom would get better and be the same wonderful, happy person he was when we arrived. He still is wonderful; just not happy!! Thank you for your prayers and love. There is a purpose for all things. We don't know the reason, but it is right that we come home. We LOVE each one of you!