Sunday, January 31, 2010

30 years ... WHAT!

I don't know how this can be,
seeing that I'm only 27 ...
30 years ago tonight Brad and I met for the 1st time.
He and Eager-Sensei greeted the 6 of us:
their new group of students.
My brother, Bruce, dropped me off at the MTC and it was a breeze for him -
a little teary and very much an adventure for me!
I remember that first night in the classroom ...
Carol Dawn Ward and Marcia Flanders were my companions
we were joined by Scoville Choro, Malmrose Choro and Powell Choro.
We learned to pray in Japanese.
Sort of.
And through the weeks I learned that whenever we were sick of studying,
we just had to ask Brad:
"Chapman Sensei, will you tell us a mission story?"
Now, 30 years later, if we want to distract him we use the same technique.
Although I was strictly mission-oriented, I have to admit
I did notice his gorgeous eyes!
Happy Anniversary Brad


Sheryl Parsons said...

Oh! I love this! I can see your girls took after you Denalee! How handsome Brad was, and you were a little doll! This is a wonderful memory!

Rebecca and Co. said...

That is a great story!! And congratulations on the news that you're going to be a grandma to a little girl!

Btw, dishes Rebecca. Haha!!

Ashley said...

Aww how sweet! You look a lot like Brooke, and Bro. Chapman looks like Trever!