December 23, 2010
November 10, 2010
This morning I woke up early, not on purpose, just woke up. I decided to take advantage of the quiet time and read the new Conference Ensign. I flipped through looking for a talk to read, and then decided to start from the beginning. I read the introductory talk by our Prophet, and then read the next talk (which was my favorite from Conference) by Elder Holland called Because of Your Faith.
I was so moved by his talk, again, but in a different way, that I feel so inspired to write to you all. You might remember in his talk that he thanked his parents for sacrificing for him so much so he could serve a mission, and working extra for him so that all the money he had saved for his mission was still there when he got home from his mission so he could pay for college etc. In his talk you might also remember him thanking all those other mothers and fathers out there who have done and are doing the same things for their children. I was a ball of tears during his talk. But this time, in reading it through, my thoughts were turned inwards, to my own mission, and my own life, and what he was really trying to tell us. I think Bro. Hollands talk was really about praising us, members of the church, and good people of the earth, and thanking us for our faith. Then I thought of all those people in my life, who have been such examples and pillars of faith to me.
In his talk he says, talking to us, "No one of you is insignificant, in part because you make the gospel of Jesus Christ what it is-a living reminder of His grace and mercy, a private but powerful manifestation in small villages and large cities of the good He did and the life He gave bringing peace and salvation to other people. We are honored beyond expression to be counted one with you in such a sacred cause.
As Jesus said to the Nephites, so say I today: "Because of your faith...., my joy is full.
"And when he had said these words, he wept.""
After reading his talk, I just sat there, going through in my mind all of these people..... you are probably on my list:
Robert, Mom, Chris, Grandma, Grandpa, Joseph, Memere, Pepere, Phillip, Ben, Charlene, Kathlene, Becky, Brad, Mike, Andrea, Jon, Meiken, Zan, Cindy, Randy, Loni, Bishop Jensen, Bishop Squires, Sis. Johnson, Sis. Holloway, Sis.Wagner, Sis.McCoy, Bree, Olivia, Tricia, Sarah, Whitney, Dre, Cortney, AnnMarie, Carolee, Jessica, April, MaryAnn, Angie, Bishop Peeples, Anjanelle, Aimee, Tonya, Brandon, Melissa, Tina, Summer, Misty, Natalie, Fabi, Christy, Meggan, Rachel, Aidrienne, Andrea, Tashina, Wendy, Lance, Hna. Robertson, Hna. Wheatley, Hna. Horton, Hna. Wheatley, Hna. Harris, Hna. Holbrook, Hna. Kurouski, Hna. Madsen, Hna. Christensen, Hna. Lindsay, Hna. Rumsey, Hna. DuVall, Pte. DuVall, Pte. Zivic, Hna. Zivic, Las Sandra, Patricio, Eric, Sarah, Florin, Matthews, Barneys, Rehders, and I have known hundreds of other people who have given me examples of faith.
It is YOU all who have given me faith to endure, at different times in my life when I have needed it. You have given me an example of faith and assurity that Christ is your Savior, and that God lives and loves us and that no matter what happens, everything will work out because it's in God's hands, as are we. And I want to THANK YOU for being an example to me. We all give each other strength, and we all need each other, and we are all living reminders to each other on a daily basis of our Savior Jesus Christ and his grace and mercy and love. Thank you for enduring, being faithful, and giving me hope and peace in this world and in my life. Imagine how many more people than just me you have touched in your lives. And I have no idea how many peoples lives I have influenced for good, but this is our duty and mission, to the church and to each other, and to ourselves, to help each other.
Thank you all. Keep being examples of faith to all those around you because we need you.
November 02, 2010
October 05, 2010
Robert loves the Slip n' Slide! He made it up of all of his air mattresses. I couldn't make it past the fourth air mattress!
We love having a pool at our Condo complex! The Potter Pyramid!
Hanging out with all the Potter's on the Fourth of July. We were only missing Cari and her family!
Robert made me walk through the reflecting pool on temple square. Has ANYONE ever done such a thing??
Then Robert had to walk through a fountain on Temple square too.
The Matthews showed us this sweet rope swing on the Provo river. The water is ice cold and in a shaded area all day, Robert and Lance are so brave!
Ice cream at a BYU activity. Just like his mom:)
We went to the Utah County fair and saw all the animals and Brady loved the tractors! Anything with a wheel that he can pretend to drive, he loves!
Of course Brady had to walk through water on Temple square too! On top of the conference center!
We had so much fun this summer. We did so many fun things and played hard and worked hard! Brady is growing up so fast and I'm so glad we had so much fun this summer. Our next post will be about our adventures at Cornbelly's Corn maze at Thanksgiving Point aka Toddler HEAVEN!!
October 04, 2010
September 14, 2010
August 18, 2010
August 06, 2010
July 13, 2010
To those of you whom I walked with on the Trail, worked for Anasazi, and to the desert I grew to love, you will have a special place in my heart forever. Thank you for changing my life.
June 02, 2010
May 17, 2010
May 04, 2010
May 02, 2010
April 12, 2010
March 03, 2010
February 22, 2010
January 26, 2010
January 06, 2010
For a last minute birthday party this one sure turned out good! Some of our friends came over to celebrate with us and brought a couple presents for Brady. We had a great time and thanks to all of you who came over on last minute notice. We are having a family Birthady party for Brady in Salt Lake City on Friday, which has been planned for a while. Brady is so popular he has to have two birthday parties! Happy First Birthday Brady!