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Born in the small town of Stuart, Iowa, on June 6, , Thomas Samuel Sparks was the son of the town jeweler and watch repairman. At the age of 9, Tom Sparks found himself on a train heading to California along with his father, older sister, their basic belongings and anything else they could stow away. So, I rode the train the whole way from Iowa to California with this lamp on my lap. I even slept with it. He lived out there for the first few years we were in California until he got a good enough job that we bought a house of our own. We were all pretty happy, though. California was an absolute paradise at that time.
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I also just care about him enough and admire his reasons for becoming a doctor that I'm willing to make sacrifices so that his life is easier. When you come home do you just want to be alone. But she probably is more in love with the idea of you, than with you. I would not have wanted to be dismissed as crazy and unworthy of attention when I was still a member, because it wouldn't have been true. How church discipline works. If you're just shaken up and in need of a few stitches and work is busy, that means instead of rushing to your side immediately I might wait until my shift ends before showing up with takeout and flowers to look after you. Dozens of missionaries have told me that the gender ratios in other countries are far, far worse.
Their son grew up to become a temple president. This is normal for residents. I also remember my father a stake president telling me the night before I got married that every single couple he had counseled through marriage struggles were not reading their scriptures or praying together every night. Given the fact that doctors, esp surgeons, have a very busy life in US, it seems logical. Over the years, it would have felt increasingly burdensome to accommodate practices that seemed to me like superstition. I thought it was beautiful that they included him in the circle, even though he was not a Priesthood holder.