Today is the anniversary of my return home from my mission. I remember it was a cold rainy day in Salt Lake and we went to Temple Square to see the Christmas lights. It was the first time I had seen them. I remember sleeping on the floor in the hotel room that Mom & Dad had gotten. I just used Dad's sleeping bag and I felt right at home. I remember Laurie came to visit me she gave me a massage that felt so great after two years in the mission field.
On the drive home the following evening I was listening to a tape that some friends in Japan had made for me when I left and I overheard the tape the family was listening to and it caught my attention. This was my introduction to The Tennis Shoes Adventure Series. They were listening to the second book. Gadianton's & The Silver Sword.
Of course I soon took the opportunity to listen to both the first and the second book. I listened to them every time I would make the drive back and forth from school at Rock Spring Western Wyoming College. I listened to them so many times in fact that I wore them out.
The 11th book in the Series just came out and I am planning to listen to it over the holidays. A lot of significant things have happened on December 11th but my return home is the one I always remember first. Hard to believe it's been 18 years.