Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Success!


Even with it snowing outside the freeways pretty dang bad looking we still had a successful fireside. Sunday Michelle and I pulled off our Annual Adoption Fireside at the Westland Stake Center. We both worked long and hard on it. For me it was the first time I had ever helped with a fireside and it was a really good experience. While we were in church earlier in the day it started snowing. So much so that by the time we had gotten home from church you could not see much of the grass. My heart sank thinking not a soul would show up. People even called Michelle asking if we were going to cancel. But once we had sent out an invitation to every stake in Michigan how do you cancel something like that? So we went about pressing forward. Mike, Landon, and I picked up the pianist from our branch who so generously played the piano for us and off we headed on to the roads. We arrived safe and sound and started to set things up. As it grew near more and more people showed up. I was so happy to see so many people on a day like this. Afterwards Michelle told me that we had more people than she had ever seen at a fireside. Wah Hoo! The talks that were given were filled with the Spirit and touched many peoples hearts. The slide show Mike so brilliantly put together brought smiles and tears to the faces of the audience members. Michelle brought a beautiful cake from Sam's Club that said, "Adoption, One Miracle At A Time" and we had a nice assortment of cookies. Michelle always out does herself and I am so blessed to have her as a co chair and now as a great friend. Well enough of me being mushy. All I have to say is, Yeah for Adoption!

5 comments:

carly said...

i'm glad it went smoothly and it was such a success!

Aaron said...

How exciting. Great job. I am happy for you--it's always great when preparation pays off.

The Michiganders said...

It was a success! Thanks so much for all you do for FSA. The time your family spends serving amazes me.

Summer said...

I think I cried though about half of it. I think that's better then through the whole thing!!!

Michelle said...

I'm so glad it went well. We had every intention to come, even got on the roads and then chicken out. I'm a big baby when it comes to driving in bad weather so I never drive but even Jon didn't want to do it.