A few days ago, a group of Activity Day girls brought over the most delicious no-bake cookies and the most darling notes of appreciation addressed to me, their former bishop. These notes (and the cookies) really made my day. I thought you would enjoy reading the sweet sentiments of these girls, all 10 or 11 years old. (Spelling and diction have been preserved.)
Thank you for being our Bishop. I will miss you.
Thank you Bishop Fitzgerald for being such a nice Bishop! Sincerely…I will miss you much!!!
Dear Bishop Fitzgerald, Thank you for being an awesome Bishop to me. I love you and thank you. Love….
Dear Bishop Fitzgerald, I think that there was no better man than you for that job. P.S. If you sniff the paper. It smells good.
Thank you so much for all your hard work you done. I loved you.
Dear Bishop Fizgerald, Thank you for being a good bishop. From… PS. Smell
Thank you SO much for all you’ve done! I hope you like not being a bishop. Thanks for your hard work. THANKS!
One of the leaders of these girls also brought me a plaque with a quote from Henry B. Eyring:
You need never be discouraged or afraid. The way through difficulties has always been prepared for you, and you will find it if you exercise faith.
I can’t think of a word of counsel more welcome or more needed in my life than that.
So, to our wonderful 10 and 11 year old Activity Day girls and your thoughtful leaders, thank you for thinking of your old bishop who is now riding into the sunset on an unbroken horse.
I needed it!