Devree and Tayzia doing the foot soak and getting massaged in their chairs.
We spent the night and went to church. We said Goodbye to the Germantown ward. Breck and the sister missionaries gave excellent talks about "Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going after this life?" It was perfect because I had talked Tayzia into inviting her friend Paul to church. I told her that Paul needed the gospel in his life and he came to church and stayed the full 3 hours. Breck made me cry because he ended the talk about how wonderful the ward has been to Devree and I. When we went back to Breck and Celest's, I told the story of how my Dad was converted by those 3 questions that the talks were on. Celest, Tayzia and Talon did not know that story about Grandpa Rice and how he was converted by the missionaries that were actually teaching his Mom and brother when he came home on leave from the army. The missionaries were on that discussion "The plan of Salvation". I think Paul knows enough other Mormon kids on the football team that he can really be fellowshipped in the church.
Brenda Griffin is inviting us to dinner tonight for our final farewell. We will check out of Target House and spend our last night in Tennessee with Breck and Celest. We will have our final appointments and then fly home. YEA!
We will surely miss the wonderful people we have met in Germantown ward and at St. Jude's. This has been a challenging and exciting past 8 months. I am glad for the experience but I am glad that we get to go home and start living our life again. I have to tell you one last funny thing. Devree and I were listening to the radio and Miley Cyrus "The Climb" came on. Devree snorts and says "What does Miley Cyrus know about ANY CHALLENGES!" Devree doesn't like Miley Cyrus very much. I started laughing my head off. I said "You don't think that a girl that is worth a billion dollars knows about challenges?" I smiled to myself that as soon as that song was released, at St. Jude's so many parents chose that song as their ringtone for their cell phones.