Sunday, December 13, 2009
This weekend I took extra hours at work to help out Parking Services for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert. I thought that I'd just do my hours, make sure cars were going the right direction, surprised how many WEREN'T going the right direction, and call it a weekend. First two nights, FROZE my feet off. Saturday night, they put me right in front of the Temple Tunnel to make sure that the pedestrians didn't get run over by the Security carts transporting people to the concert. I didn't even have to wear my jacket, but my feet were getting tired after standing there for over 3 hours in basically one spot. About 20 minutes before the concert, I was watching the carts go by, counting down the time before I can go sit down, when a cart goes by, I look at the passengers (which I have done with all the carts) and in the seat facing backwards sitting next to his grandson, not more than five feet away, was President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. He looked up at me, smiled his wonderful smile, waved and said hi, TO ME. I waved and said hi back. All of a sudden, my feet no longer hurt, I had a big goofy grin on my face that for some reason wouldn't come off for the rest of the night, and I couldn't wait till after break to go back to my post. After our dinner break, I went back to make sure no one got ran over when they brought the carts through again, and here comes President Uchtdorf, sitting on the back again, and once again, waved and smiled at me. It is amazing the feelings that come over you when you are in the presence of such great men, even if it is only for a few seconds. I LOVE MY JOB!!!!