I promised I would report on how the farewell went last week. This week has been so crazy that it has taken me a week to get around to that, but I figured people still might like to hear about it. A week ago today, I gave my farewell talk in church. It was about President Monson's talk, "The Race of Life," that he gave in the most recent General Conference. It briefly covers the answers to life's greatest questions: Where did we come from? Why are we here? and Where do we go after we leave this life? In short, it covered the Plan of Salvation. It took me a while to figure out how to write the talk in the way that the Lord wanted, but the finished product turned out very well. I received a ton of compliments about the content of my talk and my delivery. I really appreciated all of the comments people gave me.
Afterward, I went back to my house, where we had a family lunch. It was so wonderful to interact with everyone there and to chat and laugh and just have a great time. I will miss all of the wonderful people in my life, and I was glad I had the opportunity to visit with them. What a wonderful day! So full of love, gratitude, and the Spirit of the Lord.
I was also grateful to have the chance to interact with some great friends at my farewell party on Friday. We chatted, ate yummy treats, and just had a great time together. Again, I will miss them all a lot, but I'm grateful we could have so much fun together. I love you all!