Mariah had her mission "farewell" on September 28, 2014. We were completely overwhelmed with all of the love and support that she received that day. We had people write their names and addresses down and then later sat down to write the names of all of the people who attended so that Mariah could have it for her history. There were over 150 people that we remembered who came to support her! What a blessing to have so much support from friends and family!
As Mariah prepared her talk we would ask how it was coming along and she would just say "You'll have to wait to hear it!" So, we really had no idea what she was going to talk about because her assignment was just to talk on something in "Preach my Gospel". She did an outstanding job on her talk. Her talk was mainly about recognizing and understanding the spirit. Luckily, we have a copy of her talk to read anytime we want. She also played a piano piece by Marshall McDonald entitled "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing." I will truly miss hearing her play the piano while she is gone but we have recorded her playing some pieces that we will be able to listen to when we feel like we need to hear Riah play:)
Here are some pics from her farewell! Enjoy!
|Riah and Gentry|
|Gma and Gpa Halliday|
|Gma and Gpa Riddle|
|Gma and Gpa Odell|