We celebrated the 4th of July in Yellowstone. The paved paths make it a great destination for wheelchairs. The only time we left the paved area was to swim in the Firehole River. I carried Davey down the short but steep path and biffed it, lesson learned. We stayed at the Old Faithful Inn which provided scenic views of the geyser from our bedroom and also our favorite past time...searching for the ghosts that haunt the hotel such as the Headless Bride. The scariest sight was Maggie's face after she was bitten by a few blood thirsty mosquitoes. It swelled up and required a trip to the clinic for medication. Our trip was a slow paced, beautiful vacation.
On Maggie's birthday, she was a bit of a whiny bum, so I decided to look through her baby pics to remind myself of my love for her. I watched this news story about her birth.
We celebrated Maggie's birthday by doing the Walk for Love at Shriner's Hospital. Then later that night, we gathered at the park with for pizza, pinata, presents, and pony rides. I think she felt loved, happy, and special.
After putting the kids to bed last night, Matt and I listened to this talk by Elder James E. Faust given in 1984. https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1984/10/the-works-of-god?lang=eng It added to our already full hearts. Many of the people who read our blog are not Mormon, but if you have a few minutes, don't let that stop you from listening to this man's words. They are timeless truths that apply to us all.