Monday, November 14, 2011

Pleasantly boring

The other day we went for a walk. I left the boys and baby girl at the bridge to play while I made a couple laps around the park. I came back to a full on boat race. This is why the boys love their dad!The first of November our bishop and his wife moved to London. It was a sad goodbye. Bishop Blogdett has played a huge role in our lives since moving to Kentucky especially Drew's. We are grateful for their 8 years of service in the Tates Creek ward and for their willingness to serve like they did! London is lucky to have them.Bishopric- 2 of the 8 counselors that served with bishop
here's the letter we added to book for bishop and christie...

One of the highlights of attending church over the last six years was the smile I would see on Bishop’s face and his excited greeting of “Drewsky” each and every Sunday. We have enjoyed the opportunities to labor together during these years and will cherish the memories that we have made together. As you prepare to embark on another opportunity and challenge together, we would to list a few reasons that we will forever be grateful that your time in Kentucky was as long as it was.

1- You were two of the first people to welcome each of our children into the world. As the kids have grown you have always been gracious to them and great examples to them. Our kids have only had one Bishop to this point and we are sure that your caring nature and many of your generosities (i.e. suckers) will be greatly missed. We are grateful that as they have begun to establish their testimonies of church leadership, that they have had such a good man to look up to.

2- After a year in the Stake I am only now beginning to get used to a church meeting without the Bishop. For over 5 years I had the privilege of serving with you as the Executive Secretary, the Young Men President, and a Counselor in the Bishopric, and I can honestly say that I looked forward to 6:30 a.m. Bishopric Meeting more than I have to many other things.

3- My priesthood line now goes through your own. You ordained me a High Priest in July of 2008, but I think the ordaining to the office was only the beginning of the blessings that I received from serving with you. I am grateful for the faith that you had in me and the encouragement that you gave me to more fully magnify my priesthood.

4- For several years both Ash and I had the privilege of serving with Christie as she blessed the lives of the young women. We still have many of the heartfelt thank you notes you wrote and appreciate your example of love and service and also your ability to bless those you serve with and not just those you serve.

While our birthdates may be separated by a few years, we can honestly say that our friendship with you over these last three years has been one of the richest we have had. We wish you only the best and you move forward and look forward to any opportunities we may have to reunite in the future. You have made such a difference in our lives and we are grateful every day that you spent the last decade serving so valiantly in the Tates Creek Ward.