Friday, November 14, 2008
On this day 9 years ago at 5:39pm this whopping 9lb 11ouncer came into our lives. It was a happy day for both Otis and I. Otis was so excited to get his son to play football with. Yes, they play or watch football any chance they get. I was so excited to have a little boy to cuddle and kiss on his cute little chubby cheeks! I am so greatful for Braiden and the wonderful blessing he is in our life. We love you Braiden! Happy Birthday!
This picture says it all. It was a rough delivery to say the least. He was very swollen from so many hours of being pushed on. I guess it isn't very natural pushing a almost 10lb baby out. We did it and he came out just right!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
The following message was written by my Sister Tricia, it was so well written I had to share her thoughts with everyone!.
Stand firmly for what you know to be right. In standing for the right, we must not be fearful of the consequences (Gordan B. Hinkley)
I thought allot about this past week with the controversy on proposition 8. I have watched as thousands of protesters have lined the streets in Salt Lake City surrounding Temple Square. I have watched thousands that have surrounded the Los Angeles Temple in protest. I have felt so sad! I thought to myself I didn't vote for President Obama but the people have spoken(its the democratic process)I will support him and definitely give him a chance, after all this is our country in which we live. This morning I woke up early, 5:30 to be exact and turned on the early news for just a few moments and there again they reporting the backlash against the Mormon Church. It showed Salt Lake City and the Temple and all those yelling profanities and throwing things...I was kind of shocked but them the news show zoomed out and there was the Beautiful Temple. Its lights glowing in the darkness. I felt a chill come over me and immediately in my mind I recalled the words
“A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. “Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. “Let your light so shine before men,I know that is exactly what we are doing. this is The Lords work, not President Monsons, not the leaders, its The Lords work!!!! The church is taking a standing of that which is perverse....It will always shine no matter how much opposition is around it!!!!!
This has always been my favorite Temple. This is the temple Otis and I where married in. It has saddened my to see the turmoil surrounding it. When I read this message from my sister it gave me peace in knowing that the Temple still stands strong and is more beautiful than ever. The Temple will always shine, just as each of us can continue to shine in a darkening world.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
This quote says it all!
"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts"