We woke up to snow on Christmas Eve and it was magical... like Hallmark movie snow. Amazing how the spirit of Christmas can be captured with falling snowflakes. The snow made everything feel extra special as we settled into Christmas and the busyness of life stopped for a while.
Elder Balmforth (Josh) was able to call us on Christmas Eve morning from South Africa. Everyone was able to come over and talk to him, leaving the biggest chunk of time for Kelsie. Yes. They still very much love each other. He has been there now for 13 months serving as an LDS Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and will be home this next November. Two Years. Looking back, it has gone by quickly. Looking ahead, it feels like forever until he comes home. But we know he is where he is needed and we would not want him anywhere else, but serving the Lord and loving His children. God is good and we keep Josh in our constant prayers.