I was visiting with a dear friend, Paula Williams, today. She is one of the wisest, funniest, kindest, and dearest friend I could be blessed to know. She is always happy and positive.
At the time we were planning on going on a mission, they had a family emergency that required them to move from Payson to the Valley. For the last year and a half they have been taking care of their daughter's children while she is completing her nursing degree. At the time they began as permanent babysitters, the children were 9 (girl), 6 (boy), and twin 1 1/2 year olds (girls).
Besides taking care of the children, they also are the primary care givers for Paula's 90 year old mother. Paula and I are the same age, so I know it is not easy.
Now you can understand why I admire Paula. Paula and her husband, Morris, are true disciples of the Lord. Elder Bednar has spoken about DOING the Lords work, but more importantly BECOMING what our Father in Heaven wants us to become.
At the end of our conversation today, in reference to her life right now, she said, "It's the hardest thing I have ever loved to do."