I’ll get to the title later.
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2016 12:34 PM
To: Jim Jensen
Subject: Re: I’m old
That’s about all I can say.
It’s kind of sad, but I’m solidly in my mid-50s now. I remember years ago looking ahead and doing the math and thinking I’d be in my 50s when Sariah graduates high school. I thought I would be old and wrinkly by then. Thanks to your Mom, who has been my personal fitness instructor, I feel like I’m in the best shape of my life. I’ve even noticed that my hip, which was starting to hurt a lot has been feeling better. It reminds me of D&C 84:33,
“For whoso is faithful unto the obtaining these two priesthoods of which I have spoken, and the magnifying their calling, are sanctified by the Spirit unto the renewing of their bodies.”
I definitely have a testimony of this scripture and the Word of Wisdom that teaches you how to eat and not eat.
Yeah, you definitely do not look or act old, but you’ve got wisdom on your side, so it’s a double-edged sword. The word of wisdom does have some amazing promises. It’s crazy. I never knew all of them.
Had another week fly by. This week will, too. Tuesday is Mom’s and my actual 25th anniversary. November 22nd was the date we got married in 1991. I’m going to get off work a little early and we’re going to go shopping and buy each other a nice gift. I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving. We’re going to eat at Uncle John’s. Of course we’ll miss you and Garrett. But we will all feel so proud that you guys are on your missions.
What do you mean by “actual”? But hey, Garrett and I will be home for the next Thanksgiving.
I don’t know if you’ve heard much from Reggie lately. I stopped and asked Karter how he was doing yesterday at church. Karter said “He’s doing much better.” I asked him if something was wrong, and he said that Reggie had been struggling for a while. I didn’t really ask him what about, but if you have his email, maybe you should drop him a note of encouragement. You guys are bearing down on your last 6 months, so stay strong.
Alright, I’ll think about what to say and do that.
Athen has to work at Best Buy on Black Friday which means he has to be there at 6 on Thanksgiving. We should totally outlaw retail stores from being open on Thanksgiving. It’s a crime against humanity. There’s no reason Black Friday has to start on Thursday. Lame.
I thought that they weren’t going to let it start on Thursday? That really bothers me, because I think Black Friday is a horrible holiday.
I love Thanksgiving. It’s such a spiritual holiday. Plus whoever scheduled it to be on Thursday was a genius because so many companies figure they might as well close on Friday, too, so you’re guaranteed a four-day weekend.
Ha ha, that makes sense. It is a really great holiday, though.
Sounds like you guys need a few more investigators. I pray for you and your work every day, so I’ll make sure to continue to focus on the finding part. I’m glad you are staying close to Dan. I remember as a new member feeling lost sometimes. Have you talked to him about receiving the preisthood? Seems like he should be able to receive the Aaronic priesthood fairly soon. Maybe it’s six months. But make sure you point his mind toward getting the priesthood and getting to the temple ASAP.
You can receive both priesthoods as soon as you feel ready. He’s already recieved the Aaronic. It’s exciting.
Speaking of the temple, I’ve been working a bit up on FamilySearch the last few weeks. The Church has done an amazing job with this web application to make doing family history work interesting and exciting. My Mom is going to bring some stories to Thanksgiving and we’re going to put them all into FamilySearch so you’ll be able to read about your ancestors when you are able to get back on the internet.
Oh, that’s exciting. I wish I could be there.
The family is doing great. We are being blessed by your mission. Thanks for all your hard work. Keep the faith.
I’m looking forward to your letter.
Here’s a sunset from Friday night out my office window. Pretty spectacular. All My Love, Dad.
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2016 12:49 PM
To: Susan Jensen
Subject: Re: Thanksgiving is a comin’
Hello Elder Jensen!
I hope you have a Thanksgiving invite now. I want you to have a nice Holliday!
Sariah had her final tryouts this week. We will know tomorrow what team she makes. I can tell you tomorrow.
She looked really good!
Do you get pretty sunsets where you live? I love the sunsets we get here so I wonder if you get to see some.
Did you end up teaching the ice cream man? That would be a good story to tell!
We went out to dinner for dads bday.