In May my friend, Maren, came to visit me from Germany. I assumed that I was never going to see her again, because she lives so far away from me. However, I’ve been able to get back in touch with her online and was able to schedule a visit with her when she came to Wyoming as part of her recent trip to the United States. She’s going to try to visit me again when the Star Valley Temple is completed in a few years.
She brought me some chocolate and a candle which I have enjoyed. I appreciated her thoughtfulness to bring me gifts. My Dad worked for the State of Wyoming and so I was able to give her some various things from Wyoming that he had which she appreciated. It was good to learn more about her life as I had the opportunity to talk with her in person. It seems like it’s becoming more difficult for me to travel long distances every year as the medical issues I had when I was younger seem to be catching up with me as I get older. So I’m grateful that my friends have made an effort to come visit me when they are in town.
I still feel very blessed to have gone to school with several incredible people who have become like family to me over the years.