One thing that is so cool this year is that the kids asked if they can have their own garden plots (look carefully and you can see the red bricks delineating the gardens). They each got to choose three plants to plant in their garden. One had to be a fruit or vegetable. The amazing thing was that they worked and helped get all the dirt ready and the weeds pulled. Then, when we put the bricks down to delineate their spots, they all of a sudden were furiously pulling out weeds and working so hard to get their area ready. I hope they keep up the enthusiasm, at least some of it.
Finally, I need to mention that I am doing okay....just taking it one day at a time. What has been so neat throughout all this has been my relationship with my scriptures. I have pretty much always read them. I have frequently studied them. Now, however, I love them and treasure them like never before. I have noticed a direct and undeniable correlation. When I am overwhelmed by sadness, if I turn to my scriptures or do something for my calling, I am okay. Amazing how the Lord blesses me! :) How grateful I am.