As you know, I am in Utah because Heidi has just had another surgery. Having three surgeries in 33 days has been hard on her body. Her recovery has not been as easy as the other surgeries. Again, I am so grateful I have been here to support her and Daniel at this time.
I have been privileged to watch the love that has been shown to her by her sweet husband. It was a big part of why I didn't need to be there when she had her second surgery on January 5th. I knew he was there to take care of her. But because he is a student, I felt I wanted to be here to alleviate some of the pressure off of him so he could study. And, of course, as my sweet little granddaughter, Amanda, said, "even though husbands are great, some times we just need our mom's" ; ) You are so right, Amanda.
The surgery that Heidi has had involves a lot of changes in their lives. Their positive attitude has continued, and I am amazed at how well they have dealt with it all. When I first wrote about Heidi's surgery I said that this was multi-stage surgery--so there will still be two more scheduled surgeries involved, but not for several months. Her body needs a chance to rest.
This little couple began dating in April 2008. I could tell immediately that Heidi was head over heels in love.
In October, Daniel became Elder F. and left for a two year mission to the Georgia Macon Mission. And Heidi waited, and thought those two years were going to take forever ; ) He was released and he proposed:
And, of course, I have to include a couple of beautiful photos taken by Macy.