Monday, October 20, 2008

Al Rounds

A dream come true...
This has been like living a dream for me for the last few months as I have prepared for and anticipated Al Rounds coming to my house.
Thank you to all of you who came.

Al Round is one of those people that you can never get quite enough of. I enjoyed spending time with him and watching him paint or just hearing about all his experiences in painting church history. Having him at the house for two days was just a little piece of heaven for me. I was so excited many of my family and friends could join me. As always, it's almost impossible to get everyone together at the same time in the same space. Those of you that missed the opportunity, I'm sorry you missed it. Al has a beautiful testimony of Jesus Christ and has internalized his dedevotion into making himself a better person dedicated to developing his talent to the fullest and sharing it with the world. He is humble, grateful, talented and spiritual ( What a great combination)! He brought his fiance with him and related that they are going to be married in November in the Salt Lake temple. It was exciting to be a part of the friends and family circle.

When Al was in the second grade, one of the girls in the class pointed to Al during Back-to-School night and said to her mom, "That's the artist in the class." That's when Al began to define himself as an artist. This is Al talking about how he became an artist:

As Al Rounds painted he answered our questions. Tom asked him, "How did you decide to start painting church history?" This was his response:


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SarahMarie said...

I so wish that I could have been there. There will be a next time when I get to meet them all.

steveandsteph said...

I can't believe all this excitement was going on RIGHT next door and we weren't even home to experience it. Life is so crazy. He seems amazing.