#1, Geo, #4 General Conference, SLC April 2010
Today, after 5 years and 3 months, my husband will be released as the bishop of our ward. I am writing this post before the event, because I don't want it to be about the day itself, but about the experience up to this point. Over these years I have seen this good man become even better, as he has learned to love people through their problems and to practice patience. He has always been an eloquent speaker, but during the past five years his eloquence has had a pleading quality which has been both encouraging and bonding for our congregation.
There have been times when I have walked into our bedroom, unannounced, to find him kneeling, and sometimes crying a bit. Because he is a tender-hearted guy. Because he really has learned to love others. Because he cares about the people that he will not be able to really follow through with.
I can only speak for myself when I say, Thank you, Bishop, for your service and your concern for all of us. I am madly in love with you.