day 322: importance of iron

About 4 weeks ago my husband was let go.  As bishop of our ward (congregation).  He served well for over 5 years, and these men here were an incredible support to him during the entire tenure of their bishopric.  The kids and I would sometimes whisper to each other during Sacrament meeting that they looked like his body guards up there sitting on each side of him.  And in many ways they actually were.  They stood by him, supported him whenever he needed it, and were often the first line of defense. 

We saw it fitting that Geo get them these shirts as a small, fun, token of appreciation.  This photo was taken on the day of the release.  What a great trio.

Do you have Ironmen or Ironwomen in your life?


Robin | July 9, 2010 at 1:30 AM

Very cute. I still find it amazing that the entire bishopric made it the whole five years. I don't think I've ever had one that did.

Kim | July 9, 2010 at 5:51 AM

Yes, I have Iron (people) in my life and they have the name CHILDREN. Oh yeah, lets not forget my husband, mom and sister. I just glad they have stuck by me their whole lives.

Minna | July 9, 2010 at 6:07 AM

i have a feeling gid needs to get you a shirt as well. you certainly are an "ironwoman" in many parts of your life. xxxooo

Luann | July 9, 2010 at 7:08 AM

Yes. SO many. You are one of them.

Welcome to the Garden of Egan | July 9, 2010 at 8:35 AM

Very cute!
Great picture of the bishopric. However, I think YOU were the Ironman AND body guard of all three of them.

Kimberly Vanderhorst | July 9, 2010 at 11:22 AM


And yes, I'm married to one. As with all super heroes, he gets a bit busy rushing out to rescue people all the time, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Mrs4444 | July 9, 2010 at 7:42 PM

These comments are really sweet. Being Catholic, I don't understand the entire significance of this, but I'm guessing it's disappointing (and unsettling, if it was a full-time job).

gigi | July 9, 2010 at 8:19 PM

So you aren't sleeping with the Bishop any more?? That is sad and happy all wraped up in one package.

Cute shirts and the three of them look like a great team!

Charlotte | July 9, 2010 at 8:44 PM

I need some more ironmen and women, they are always so important in my life (and to my sanity)

wendy | July 9, 2010 at 10:04 PM

I think...hopefully...most of us have those IRONMEN or women in our lives. Some are very visual, and some are there for us in the backgrounds.
I don't know what I would do without my "support crew". whether it be family, friends or my hubby

I am sure you husband was grateful beyond measure for their service.

Roxy | July 9, 2010 at 10:18 PM

That looks like one awesome bishopric. True Ironmen! Congrats to your husband and his counsellors for serving so well. Thanks for the happy post.

AnneMarie | July 10, 2010 at 9:58 AM