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Love letters

posted Dec 4, 2017, 9:36 AM by Christine Merrill   [ updated Dec 4, 2017, 6:56 PM ]
I remember when I was a kid sometimes doing a Primary activity to write thank you notes to the Bishop or surprise him with treats to thank him for his care and service. Honestly, it always seemed like the best part of being the bishop! Who wouldn't want to get love from all the kids?

Well, Marriner got his first love letter last night. For the Branch Christmas Party, Marriner gave everyone a Christmas letter in their stocking. He spent a ton of time on it, trying to make it look nice and be worth reading. In the end, he had that feeling you get when you put a lot of work into something and you're not sure it made a difference for anyone. You know the one I'm talking about. It needs a name. But the next day, he came home from church with a beautifully handwritten note from 10-yr old Lizzie. She really has very nice handwriting. And a very adorable writing style, I might add. If she had red hair, I might mistake her for Anne of Green Gables :) She thanked President Merrill for the beautiful letter he had given her, affirmed that it had changed her life, and invited him to write back at any time he wanted. She even included her address. (Because she doesn't know that he can look up ANYONE in the branch directory...ha ha!)

So, be like Lizzie, y'all.