East Cobb Fine Art Wedding and Portrait Photographer

Elder Who?!

It’s all about give and take, right? As long as you give at least as much as you take – you’re good to go.
Well, yesterday was my turn to give and the Elders’ turn to take. 😀 Our Elders called the other day: “ Sister Cloward, we need to ask you for a favor. Would you be able to give us a hair cut?” My reply? “Jeez… I’m not a hair dresser… what are you guys thinking? I mean I do cut Craig’s & C.J.’s hair. Have been doing so for years… back in the day I used to cut my brother’s hair too,… oh well …sure! Come on over! But I make no promises!”So… here they were… not just 2 but 4 Elders (!!) on my doorstep when Craig answered the door. Luckily the other 2 were only the ‘dudes’ with the ‘sweet ride’ since our Elders are usually seen on bicycles or on foot only! 😀 We had a good time and some very nice and uplifting conversations. I love having the Missionaries over. The spirit they have is simply wonderful. The kids adore them and the job they do is just one of a kind! Thanks guys!!!As to their haircuts… well they were happy and I think I did a pretty darn good job. But you be the judge… 😀

… until next time …
(the first black & white ones are the BEFORE pictures…. the color ones are the AFTER pics!)

Elder Kowallis - beforeElder Dalton - before

 

Es geht doch immer um‘s Geben & Nehmen, oder? Solange man min. mehr gibt als man nimmt ist alles in bester Ordnung.
Gestern war ich mal dran zu Geben und die Missionare waren am anderen Ende und haben meine gute Tat entgegengenommen. 😀
Unsere Missionare haben mich vor ein paar Tagen angerufen und meinten: “Schwester Cloward, wir würden Sie gerne um einen Gefallen bitten. Könnten Sie uns die Haare schneiden?” Was hab ich dann gesagt? “Meine Herren…ich bin doch keine Friseuse…was denkt denn ihr? Ich mein, ich schneid zwar Craig’s und C.J.’s Haare, und das auch schon seid vielen Jahren, hab früher auch die Haare von meinem Bruder geschnitten, aber …. ach… oh…na jut! Kommt vorbei! Aber ich kann nichts versprechen!”Da standen sie nun, nicht nur 2, sondern 4 Missionare (!!), als Craig die Türe aufmachte. Glücklicherweise waren die anderen 2 nur die ‚Jungs‘ mit dem ‚coolen Auto‘, da unsere Missionare ja sonst nur mit dem Fahrrad oder zu Fuß unterwegs sind! 😀

Elder Dalton - afterElder Kowallis - after

Wir hatten viel Spaß, so wie gute und geistig aufbauende Konversationen. Ich liebe es die Missionare zu Besuch zu haben. Den Geist den sie mit sich bringen ist einfach wunderschön. Die Kids himmeln sie an und die Arbeit, die sie leisten ist einfach einzigartig! Elders – ich danke euch!!!Um zurück auf die Haarschnitte zu kommen… nunja, sie sind sehr froh damit und ich bin der Meinung, dass ich einen guten Job gemacht hab. Aber das könnt ihr ja besser für euch selbst beurteilen… 😀

… bis zum nächsten Mal …

 

  • May 13, 2008 - 8:18 pm

    Traci - They look great and love the photo shoot you did with them!

  • May 15, 2008 - 6:32 pm

    Ellen - Thanks for sharing. It’s been a year since I have seen him. It’s great to know there are great people taking care of them there!
    –Elder Kowallis’s Mom

  • May 15, 2008 - 10:54 pm

    Jernae - Those are awesome! I miss him so much! You’re lucky to have him out there.

    -Elder Kowallis’ sister

  • May 19, 2008 - 9:50 am

    elder dalton - dear sister cloward,

    thanks for the e-mail, and the hair cut! the pictures turned out great! elder kowallis forgot his “photo ID” so he couldn’t e-mail today, but he will tomorrow. we had transfer calls last night, and i found out that i am getting transfered. i don’t know where yet, but it will be somewhere close by. so i just wanted to say thanks for all the good times! i really enjoyed serving in this ward. you are strong person, and are making the best of your sercumstances. GOD bless, and keep up the good work. “God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and of a sound mind. be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our lord.” 2 timothy.

    thanks abunch,
    Elder dalton

  • May 19, 2008 - 11:59 am

    Arlene - I Love their Hair cuts I’m so grateful to you for the pictures it is great to see them in such current pictures. I also am grateful to you for helping take such good care of them. Elder Dalton looks great. How do I thank you enough for all your doing.

  • May 19, 2008 - 12:11 pm

    Arlene Dalton mother of Elder Dalton - I am so happy to see a real currant picture I love it. thank you so much for that and for cutting their hair it looks great.

  • May 27, 2008 - 10:49 am

    elder dalton - ya what she said….

  • June 4, 2008 - 3:03 pm

    Jeff Johnson - WTF! Hey i saw these pics like forever ago and i didnt know i could leave a little message on it thats awesome. This is elder johnson by the way and i just thought ide say elder dalton looks gay with his haircut. haha just kiddin i love that boy he was fun to serve with we had a blast. Anyway hope life is good and tell Craig whats up for me. Have a good one and tear it up out there! Elder Johnson
    p.s the pics look good well done yo

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