Tatum Update: Tatum was pretty gurgly today. I was hoping that it would let up by church, but it didn't. So we packed all of our equipment so if we needed it we could just run to the car and help her out. My cute friend that found her the adorable pretty dress brought that by the other day so I was excited to try it on her. It fit perfect and was easy to get on and no buttons or zippers so it was super comfortable for her since all she can do is lay. She looked so pretty. We even attempted a pretty clip in her crazy mad scientist hair. Shortly after we got to church Tatum was pretty gurgly so I strolled her out to the car and checked her sats and suctioned her. It was kind of funny doing it out in the parking lot, but it would have been weirder to do it in the church. The suction machine is sooo loud and the noise of someone being suctioned could have triggered all sorts of gagging among the parishioners! I took two trips to the car and then she was pretty good. She got pretty sleepy and I knew once she fell asleep that she would breathe and be calm. She fell asleep and stayed asleep until about 1/2 hour before church was over. So overall she did OK. Some of you might be thinking, why do they bother coming to church? Why don't they just stay home? That would be so much easier on Tatum and everyone. I am not going to say that it is a walk in the park getting to church, however, I know that it is where we, including Tatum (if she is well enough) are supposed to be. I really feel like she can feel the spirit. That may seem weird, but I want to expose her to those experiences while she is here. We had a double missionary farewell today. What better place to feel the spirit. It was fabulous. We have such great young people from our ward out there serving the Lord and setting the example of doing what you are supposed to do. One of the Hymns we sang today was "I Know That My Redeemer Lives". I don't think we have sung that for awhile. It touched me to the core. The words of that song are so beautiful and true. He lives to bless me with His love, He lives to plead for me above. He lives my hungry soul to feed He lives to bless in time of need. .. He lives to comfort me when faint. He lives to hear my soul's complaint. He lives to silence all my fears He lives to wipe away my tears. He lives to calm my troubled heart. He lives all blessings to impart. I have felt all of this. Closing song, "Nearer My God to Thee"!!!! What. Yep there were some tears today. Good tears. Tatum smiled a lot while we sang. That's my girl.