Monday, April 14, 2008
Tiana is home!
Tiana came home Thursday. She missed her flight in Cincinatti and had been sitting in the airport all day with no companion and was going nuts. We met her at the fountain with balloons and flowers and a banner and she seemed so shaky and out of her element. She got in the car and we were driving home and she said "where are all the trees?" Then we went to the temple and Brother McFarland hugged her before she was released. I have never seen her go so red. She cried because she didn't want to get released and stop feeling the spirit. Finally, the Stake President released her in the Celestial room. Friday she was home all alone while we worked and that made her feel really weird. Saturday I took her to the mall and she was very strange and kept saying "I don't know what to do....I don't know what to buy". But, I found us some jeans on sale and she spoke to friends on her new cell phone--the first thing she bought when she got into CO. In church Don talked about narrowly missing grenades and being saved by prayers and Tiana Addressed the high council for her report. I saw her lip shaking before she stood and I wondered if she would be shy, BUT she firmly testified about how inadequate she felt because of her siblings before her mission and how much she'd grown and learned to read and now she was confident in the Lord. She was supposed to talk for 15 minutes and spoke for 40. We had Noga and Twok and Donato at the young adult ward and Tiana helped teach the 3rd discussion (so did Noga) and then they came home for the usual dinner and Tiana showed them her visual aides.