Sunday, May 12, 2013
25th Anniversary / Mother's Day
We have gained 6 wonderful children, several brothers and sisters-in-law, 60 nieces and nephews (we already had one). We now have a much nicer house than our original basement apartment, and more nice things to enjoy. We have multiple cars and they all work (for the moment). We have college degrees that we didn't have, and work experience. We have more friends, and more happy memories.
Along with all of those things, we have learned through our experiences to better trust in our Savior, and to have greater faith in God. We are very blessed indeed!
During church today the story from the Book of Mormon (Alma 56) about the Stripling Warriors and their mothers was told three times. I want to be like those mothers! I want to have shared my testimony of the Savior so well through my words and actions that when my children are faced with impossibly hard circumstances, they will stand with faith, knowing the Lord will be with them.
My Mother is like that, as is my Mother-in-law. Derek's and my Grandmothers were faithful, hardworking, loving women too, and they made a difference! I am very thankful for the Mothers and those who are motherly who have blessed my life. Happy Mothers Day!
at May 12, 2013