It was incredibly convenient to land right in Provo, just 10 minutes drive for my son to pick me up, rather than a 2 hour round trip to and from SLC. We went to his house and I got to see their whole family, including a lovely new granddarling, who was born just about a month ago. That was my purpose in going, to give my daughter in law some respite and help after a surprise c-section delivery. I had the delightful opportunity to spend nearly whole days with the two year old--getting her breakfast, taking her to the playground, and generally being by her side as she went through her busy little toddler-routine. These were sweet moments I definitely want to remember. She won't remember, but hopefully the beginnings of a lifelong relationship have begun to imprint on her little heart.
|When your little person wants you to swing,|
|Hearing her laugh is honestly one of the|
greatest things on the entire planet.
The rest of this quick trip was filled with evening visits to the homes of my sons, a morning meeting together and sharing Kolaches from Hruska's, and plenty of laughing. Everything was crowned by Sunday morning's opportunity to sit together in a church building and participate in, via broadcast, the dedication of the Provo City Center Temple. It's the 150th dedicated temple in the world, and has a wonderful story. I loved having almost all of my dear ones around me as we considered the blessings of knowing that families can be together forever.
It was a lovely interlude in this trip and I'm so glad it worked out. Now I look forward to my last week in Arizona before I fly to Nashville for STITCHES South, and my bookended travels will be at an end.