A fun visit in Rome. Summer 2012
Exploring the Eternal City, shetching, singing the guitar, exploring with brother Phil, reading the history of Brazil. Just getting ready while savoring the joys of the moment and the absolute heat of Rome in summer.
Every goodbye with Grossmutti Helmi she is
certain we will NOT meet again in this life but so far we do! At 87 one never knows. The house, the big garden,
the animals, ducks who keep the snail population down and chickens giving fresh eggs.... memories and more memories !!!
Fred never ceases to amaze us with his accomplishments.
A trip to the Frankfurt Temple with all of his brothers and MOM Julie and Dad Hanno! What a time to be grateful for the Lord's blessings that these Latter days are a time of Temples throughout the world!
Brothers Frederick, Philipp, Christoph, Arnold and proud relieved Father Hanno! (it had been a long drive from Rome, but life is a journey ) We made it to the House of the Lord and could enter and receive blessings and promises of being an Eternal Family.
The Sunday goodbye dinner below which included Arnold Amanda and their 3 children Sam, Marieand and Elizabeth, Christoph's family with Emily and Franziska and 3 Baumann buddies. Paul is sitting next to Philipp in the photo below. He is now in the favorite front bedroom that has housed whoever was the oldest child at the time. Baumann sisters "Henni and Lotte" sit next to Frederick.
A last quick bite at Mac Donalds at the Frankfurt Airport. FRA.
Brave up until the last minute and then the emotions were overwhelming for Father and Son and the great unknown experiences awaiting this brave Missionary to a foreign language land and culture.
The rest of us were excited and put on a "Happy Face" in hopes that we could cheer him on. Actually Philipp has spent the last two years with Fred at BYU, being his big brother mentor and bought all he needed to take with him while the two were still in Provo. I knew we wouldn't have time or know where to shop in Rome and had only 4 days in Frankfurt which were full of packing and repacking and visits from Arnold Mandy and kids as well as goodbyes to the Hanau Ward and getting set apart by President Leimer in Frankfurt. Philipp was worn thin and exhausted. Mom Julie (me) was worried whether he has the right size of clothes etc. Packing alone turned out to be trying. That with also saying goodbye to neighbors and friends.
|Even though tears were shed they were happy tears of gratitude and knowing we will all miss him but the time will fly by and Fred will return a man with a greater understanding of people, the Plan of Salvation a deeper Testimony of the Savior, and increased love of being part of the Luschin Family on Earth and a son of our Father in Heaven and a brother to all.|