We did have the opportunity to talk to all of our children except David. There are times when we feel that one of the blessings of serving a mission is that Heavenly Father watches over that which we cannot. Heavenly Father doesn't stop us from exercising our free agency but we believe that he does provide loved ones who seek it an extra portion of the spirit if they will but open their hearts to receive it.
So we continue to be excited to be here and love the opportunity to be of service. It is even better than our first missions - no transfer meetings and the companion of our choice.