Thursday, January 24, 2008

Musings about a special day...

I was witness to an unforgettable event tonight. I attended a temple session in the Mount Timpangas Temple in which my youngest brother, Jeremy, received his endowments. It was a joyous occasion. Jeremy has waded through lonliness and trial as he has been raised without his dad in the home. Few of his siblings have watched over him. I am amazed and proud of him. His true character is shining through as he has overcome some incredibly difficult challenges and finally made it to the temple.

He received his mission call to serve in the Nashville, Tennesee mission. I know that if nothing else, he will plant his feet firmly on a foundation of faith and that he will gain a stronger and more sure testimony.

My heart is full of emotion. I feel joy, but I also feel sorrow. I am disappointed that all of my siblings were not in the temple tonight. It is evidence of a lack of support and nurture among the siblings.

Tonight is the eve of my brother, Daniel's, wedding. He will wed one Nicole Perkins tomorrow in the Mount Timpanogas temple. It is a good match. I am pleased with Daniel's choice. I know they can be very happy together. It is very strange to see Daniel at this point in his life. I have a picture in my mind of "D" and he is a little boy of age 2 or 3. He is naked except for a diaper. He has a head of blond hair and the cutest little boy face on the planet. He has a smile that would melt even the coldest of hearts. That is my image of Daniel. Now he is about to become a "real boy". It is heart-warming and heart-breaking at the same time.


Jeff and Alison said...


It was so fun to see your comment!! And they were so sweet:) Honestly, it's hard work being a mom but TOTALLY worth it! It has been my greatest joy. I read your profile. Amazing the things we don't know about one another. I, too was previously married. I feel lucky that I got out alive. I am sorry you had to go through that. Anyways, I will put you on our blog (sometimes I am kinda slow, though) and enjoy catching up on your family.

katie said...

You are so amazing!!! Your family is so beautiful! I loved watching the slide show over and over again!
Love ya!--katie

Linsey said...

i didn't know you were a blogger! You have a real gift for writing. I am glad to have a glimpse into your life.