Claire turned 19 on October 29th, 2020!
It was a pretty typical Claire birthday; lunch out,
Anthropologie, presents, and chocolate cake.
I bought Claire six new latte bowls for her future family.
She's on her way to having a fun colorful collection.
In the evening we talked about why we love Claire and
with giant slices of rich chocolate cake, we sipped a delicious
Autumn tea blend with Claire's new glass teapot from Jane.
In the afternoon Claire got an e-mail that informed her that her mission
application was "ready for assignment", which meant that an Apostle
of the Lord had reviewed her application and perfectly assigned her where
she'd be serving and teaching people about Jesus Christ for the
The next 18 months of her life.
We felt that was a very special way to celebrate her 19th year of life.
I love my Claire!
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"In a democratic government we will always have differences
over proposed candidates and policies. However, as followers
of Christ we must forgo the anger and hatred with which
political choices are debated or denounced in many settings."