Saturday, December 13, 2008

Lights at Temple Square

A year ago today whilst Mom and Dad were visiting us, we all went to the Mormon Tabernacle Christmas Concert. It was absolutely amazing. The King Singers from England were the guest performers who were, in my Dad's words "Terrific". Click here to read more about them.

Dad really is not one to love singing, dancing and music but he really did enjoy this evening. I sat in between both my parents at this event and my eyes welled up on several occasions throughout the evening. I remember looking at my Dad and just wondering in my mind why on earth he had to be suffering like he was. We ate dinner at a restaurant previous to the concert and Dad really did not look well, nor did he enjoy his food (this was a very regular occurence). I just kept wishing for a miracle as I had done many times prior and would do many times afterwards.

I also looked at my Mother and wished I could make Dad well for her sake as well as mine. Little did I know to what extent she would nurse him and care for him. God bless her for all she is doing now.

After the Concert, we walked around Temple Square in Salt Lake City to enjoy the lights. Dad loved Temple Square. I knew it would be his last visit and we spent all the time doing what he wanted. We watched a really wonderful 'Nativity Scene' just behind the Visitors Center.

'Silent Night, Holy Night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin Mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in Heavenly peace
Sleep in Heavenly peace.'

"We love you Dad'


Deb said...

You'll have to buy them the CD for Christmas. - Deb

Maxine Conrad said...

Great idea Deb. The King's singers have wonderful voices. :)