Sunday, April 22, 2018
This beautiful lady has been in our blog before, she is very special to us. Elder Barrus knew her when he served in his first area in Brasil in Bauru 51 years ago. We've made a number of trips to see her but this day is our last time to visit with her in person. We will certainly keep in touch. Photo 1: Every time we come, we tell Rosa, 'we will take you out to lunch'. But every time she has a feast already prepared. Photo 2: Rosa and he daughter Silvia. Photo 3: Silvia's husband makes these knives that take hours and hours of workmanship. He made this one for Elder Barrus, something he will always treasure. Photo 4: Rosa painted a Christmas scene on this linen tea towel to gift to me. I had her sign her name on it. She said to hang it on the stove and wipe my hands on it! No way! It will be a beautiful wall hanging at Christmas. Photo 5: Rosa, a great artist, painted this scene of a senior couple walking down a path in the Brasil countryside. When she told us she was painting this and going to put Elder Barrus and I in it, I told her to make me skinny. And she did! What a forever treasure. Photos 6 and 7: Saying good-bye to Rosa, God be with you until we meet again.