My first mission president and his wife, Elmo and Kathy Robinson, were wonderful influences on my life and I was always so grateful to be in their presence. Though they've had some challenges since returning home, we've kept a close connection with Kathy and even lived in their Stake when we lived in Houston. She came to Maddy's play and came over to the house several times. A few weeks ago I got to see her again as she was getting ready to depart on a mission with Elmo's Sister, coincidentally to the DC North Mission. She is one of the great examples to me of patience, compassion and firm testimony regardless of outward circumstances.