A few weeks ago, my daughter Lindsey called from the Salt Lake City, Utah, airport. She was on her way to serve a mission in Italy for the Mormon Church and had a chance to call us before she boarded her plane. Since the rest of the Richards family recently moved to New Zealand for a year, we’re all on what feel like crazy adventures.
While we talked, I told Lindsey that we loved New Zealand, but it was turning out to be harder than I expected. Wiser than I am, Lindsey, who is 19, laughed and said, “Dad, I think it’s funny that you are surprised by that. What did you expect? An awesome adventure with no challenges?”