After my mission I met Judy Kinney. We started dating and we were married on the 23rd of March 1968. Actually we were married twice that day, with a civil ceremony in Raymond, Alberta and a temple ceremony in Cardston. My faith has played a big role in my marriage and family life.
I also felt encouraged to pursue an education. Suddenly my knowledge of French from my mission was a great blessing, as I decided to complete a Bachelor of Education with a major in French. I could see my Saviour's hand in my life, as if the pieces of a puzzle were fitting together. I think God has a plan for each of us. We get to decide whether to accept his plan or not.
I have tried to follow his plan, but I am sure I have often fallen short of what I could be. He provided me with a career in distance education and computers. After retirement, my interest in computers and family history made an online family history mission a comfortable choice, and I am now on my second support mission. People phone Salt Lake City for help with family history, and if I am on shift, my telephone rings. What could be better than that? I can serve from home! I am also serving in a Family History Center. Did I mention that I have a passion for family history? If you know me, you will be well aware of it.
Judy and I are proud parents and grandparents. Families are important. We are each part of a family, and all of us belong to God's family. He is our father. Our own family can be eternal. Family ties can be a strong force for good in the lives of people of all ages. May they always be a blessing to your family and to mine!