It was a very emotional morning at the Frankfurt Air-Port as we said good by to Heidi and Spencer,Hunter and Heber. The time went by so very fast as we spend ten days together. We were grateful to our Mission President for encouraging us to take some time from our work and enjoy our family. We spend every day visiting places of interest. We were a little concerned if our teen-age grandsons would enjoy the experience. We began our journey in Germany by visiting with some of relatives. Even that turned out great, for the boys had a chance to play some soccer and table tennis with some of the kids their own age. They were taken in by the unique villages, small and large cathedrals, palaces and castles. As we listened to the prayers at meal time and at the family prayers and at the prayers before we left the apartment, we felt that our prayers have been heard. This last Saturday afternoon we attended a major league soccer game. It was a game that was played in Dortmund. It was a game between two great rival teams (Dortmund vs Köln). It turned out that Dortmund won the game 1:0. It was an awesome sight to see 81,300 fans at the largest stadium in Germany. We were lucky that we were able to get some tickets, because this was the first game of the season and it was completely sold out!
We will long remember with fondness the wonderful time we had together.
This coming week, it is back to work. It will be a busy week.