Sunday, March 20, 2011


We made our next to the last visit to Haaga Ward on Sunday. Our last Sunday in Finland will be attending Haaga Ward. That is the first ward we attended when we came here to Finland almost 2 years ago and it will be the last one we attend before returning to our home in Brunswick, Maryland! It was a wonderful day!
I made a cross stitch bookmark for Sisar Kuosmanen-Nyman and Sisar Lindross. They are both faithful temple attenders. We love seeing them there. Sisar Lindross also volunteers in the Temple office. She is great. Sisar Lindross asked me to give the opening prayer in Relief Society. I was, of course, happy to do that. It had to be in English though. Didn't feel comfortable doing that in Finnish! Apparently, as I was returning to my seat, she announced that we would be returning home from our mission soon. After R.S. was finished I had several sisters ask me about it! My we will miss these wonderful people and this great country. We love all of them so much!!
It was a very special day for our 'miracle baby' to have his blessing in Sacrament Meeting. Heini is the 'miracle mother' as well!! We are so proud of this little family. They are so wonderful. We are so thrilled for them!!
After church we drove over to Sisar Roslöf's home to visit with her. This guy was coming from skiing on the outdoor tracks from behind the asuntola. Don't know what these folks will do when the snow finally melts away!! It has been a beautiful winter with lots and lots of SNOW. It will be nice to have SPRING again though. Don't know that we will have much of a spring before we leave to go home!
We had a wonderful visit with Sisar Roslöf in her home. It was so good to have her there! It has been a very, very long 4 - 5 months for her recovery from her broken hip. She got some of her handiwork out of her closet to show us. Here she is explaining to Wayne how she got the pretty leaves on this table runner. She gave this particular one to us so we could take it to our home in America. She wanted us to have it! Bless her heart. It is beautiful.
We will always treasure it knowing that she made it with her own hands. It has been a wonderful Sabbath Day!

Looking forward to PERHE VIIKKO! (Family Week)

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