From the Zamora Family
William, Renee, Philip & Garrett
Bill had lots
of goals for cleaning and reorganizing his work space this
year. But, first he had to work on our bedroom making room
for new adjustable beds. (Which Renee felt we needed very
badly.) He awoke one morning and stood by his new bed, only
to feel something slip in his lower back. All his other
plans were put to the wayside. He was hospitalized, then
spent two months in bed, and finally had back surgery in
November. The healing has been an amazing blessing. The
adjustable beds came in very handy during this whole event,
even if it might have been the cause of him getting hurt in
the first place. Bill is finding joy in family &
personal scripture study. He is currently
full-time at home for RootsMagic, a genealogy software
company. She continues to blog. She is the author of
"Renee's Genealogy Blog" and was a RootsTech Ambassador for
the 6th year in a row. She will be an ambassador again in
2017. Her "Renee's Christian Life Blog" means even more to
her. Daily she posts her favorite scripture verse and
reflections. Sharing the gospel is important to her, and she
hopes it is blessing others. Renee also changed the way our
family is eating and our health has been improving. She has
gotten back into food storage and has enjoyed this change of
focus in her life. Bill has joked that he is afraid he'll
wake up one morning to find his arm cut off and dehydrated,
since she has experimented with everything else.
finally awarded his Social Security Disability this year,
after a four year wait. He still struggles with his energy
and will be taking things slowly as he figures out this new
stage in his life. He currently serves as a Elder's Quorum
secretary and teacher. He spends most of his day digitizing
our collection of books and records. This is an extremely
helpful and needed project. We do enjoy all his insightful
comments during our family scripture reading time.
teaching us what it is like to be prodigal parents.
Garrett is now
working full-time at Alphagraphics. He left
OfficeMax/OfficeDepot after nearly ten years. It gave him
great experience for his new position. He is enjoying the
steady hours and a Monday-Friday work week. He no longer
works part-time at the Salt Lake City & County building
as the City Council Master-at-Arms. He is attending Utah
Valley University's flight training program. He obtained his
pilot license and is working to become a commercial pilot.
He is working on his life-long dreams.
year on September 26, 2017 we will celebrate the 50th
anniversary of the Harris family being sealed in the Salt
Lake City Temple as an eternal family. Philip, Alice,
James, Brenda. Randy, Renee & Steven made the long 3,000
mile trek by car from their home in New York state. At the
time the Salt Lake Temple was closest temple to us. We feel
so blessed that many more temples now dot the earth. The
blessings of the temple have strengthen us as a family.
We wish you a
very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
May the gift of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ's birth
bring peace and joy into your life.
He is the greatest Gift ever given.