Last night’s micro burst storm was crazy. This morning as we left to the hospital, we saw more power lines that had been snapped in half and someone just outside of our community had their roof torn off by the storm. It landed across the street. After I finally got home last night, we went out to check on our neighbors and got to spend some time talking with them and meeting other neighbors we didn’t know. The sister missionaries were out there too and we all had a great evening.
We came back inside with our candles and flashlights and watched the lightning and read together. At one point Ruth said it was her favorite day ever. It’s funny how life can be so good when we put down our electronics, remove distractions and just spend time with the ones we love.
Today was Amos’s 5th round of chemo. We spent the day at Banner Andersen Cancer Center. I like it when we get a room rather than a chair. The beds in the room are big enough for snuggling. I’m not sure if that’s allowed but I don’t care. They tried to give him the chemo in a different order today to see if it will help with the hand cramping but his hands have already started to cramp. At least his numbers are good enough that he didn’t need the extra drugs to boost white blood cells.
We got to talk to Amos’s dad and Connie for a while. That was nice to catch up. We also had a visit from some friends, Michael and John. They just co-authored an amazing book that I get to make a website for.
My kids were with my sister Phoebe today. Thankfully her heart seems better. Their faces always light up when I say we’re going to Phoebe’s house. They had a fun day.
Porter is still at EFY and will be gone another week. We had a sweet lady who just moved into our ward offer to bring dinner tonight. We are excited. That will be perfect because we’ll only be home for a few minutes before Amos has to leave to do some Bishop’s interviews.
I had someone ask me what bishop’s interviews are. Amos, as the bishop/local leader of our ward/congregation of about 400 people, meets with individuals to ask them to serve in various church positions or interviews them when they are receiving ordinances or getting recommends for the temple. He also helps people repent for serious sins and helps families with temporal needs. He has three wonderful men who help him, two counselors and an executive secretary.