Aunt Christine was with him. She was reading him a letter and talking to him. I was able to see him and he truly looked at peace; he has the past few days. It's not a sad time. It's a happy time. He is with his sweethearts (I'm sure he is having an interesting time right now). He went how he wanted. In his own home and (somewhat) asleep. He lived a great life.
The funeral will be Friday or Saturday. The family is doing well. I think we are better now than we have been the past few days.
Everything is working out very well. Heavenly Father really is perfect and watching over us all. He has made so many circumstances and situations work out beautifully. We have so much to be thankful for and we have had quite a few things happen recently to remind us of our many blessings.
And, of course, we had this wonderful man blessing our lives each and every day, which I'm sure he will continue to do.
BYUI students get the whole week of Thanksgiving off. It is fantastic. So, I came down to stay with Kris, Leslie, and Isaac. It has been a blast; thankfully, it has been relaxing at the same time. Isaac is awesome! He has a ridiculous amount of character and is just super happy. I've only captured a small amount of hilarious things that he has done, so I hope you enjoy.
1st video: what you don't do while babysitting. Afterwards he ran to the door and kept saying "Dada?" and eventually started crying.
2nd video: Kris had put him in the Christmas tree box and brought him to Leslie and I guess he really liked being in the box...
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are having an amazing start to the Christmas season!! Play that Christmas music (we are)!!
For my Farewell to Art class we cover a ton of history. The reading for tomorrow concerned the Civil Rights Movement. We've all heard a ton about MLK Jr. and his well-known speeches, but I guess I have never realized just how incredible and brilliant of a man he was. We had to read a ten page letter of his for tomorrow and it was so worth it. I don't know if anyone will read this (which I highly, highly encourage), so for now I am posting this for when I someday look back on my schooling and learning.
This letter was in response to a statement made by eight white Alabama clergymen entitled "A Call for Unity." In it the clergymen agreed that social injustices existed, but argued that the battle against racial segregation should be fought solely in the courts, not in the streets.
It is truly inspiring and deserving of some pondering. I hope to be able to apply this to our world now. I also wish to apply it to me personally: how I treat people, my ability to work for greater causes, and to not sit idly by.