Friday, December 22, 2006

I didn't know that was what they really meant

"Birds, I've missed birds. I knew they flew south for the winter, but I didn't know that was what they really meant -- that they would all be gone."

When the birds fly south for the winter from Dallas, it means the geese fly over head and the ducks leave, but lots of birds are still to be found. In Utah, my daughter discovered that when the birds go south for the summer they all go south, leaving a land completely barren of flying things.

Yes, Heather is back from BYU for Christmas, Rachel is now seven and still alive and it has been a wonderful day.

When they told me that when I got older I'd be happy with simple things, I didn't know that was what they meant.


David said...

Hi Stephen,

I just wanted to wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year.

I've really enjoyed reading your blog over the last year.


Anonymous said...

How wonderful that your daughter made it home for Christmas with the family! I wonder if it seems different to come back after being on her own. I remember when I first came home for my mission. They cleaned house to get ready for my arrival like I was a guest. :)

May you have a lot of special times this Christmas Season!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Stephen.

As wonderful as it is to read your blog, I can just imagine how much your wife and your girls love being with you--enjoy the holiday break.

Stephen said...

Thank you everyone!