Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Baptism of Scarlett True

On the ole' blog here, I just don't always have the words to express the specialness of some moments.
Or the will to share.  So perhaps I'll just share some pictures and say it was a wonderful come-and-get-it day (as my Mom would say!)

You can see more photos from the day here.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

A True Story.

To say that something special is happening this weekend would be an understatement.  My oldest daughter is getting baptized, which is sort of the culmination of everything we've done as a family together over the past 8 years.  Every conversation, every teaching moment, every testimony, every FHE, every question asked and answered, every prayer has been to lead and her to the waters of baptism.

She can recite the Articles of Faith.  She can sing My Gospel Standards.  She can bear her testimony...even in sign language.  She can rattle off many of her favorite scriptures from memory. She knows the prophets and what they are saying today.  She has been well-taught.

But more than that, Scarlett has been prepared and she has had the faith to take her own steps and to grow her own testimony.  She has had the opportunity to make correct choices and time after time she has chosen virtue.  

One of the most striking characteristics of Scarlett (besides her pure joy and sincere compassion for the well-being of others) is the song that springs freely from deep inside of her.  She is a girl who hears and feels the music of the gospel and is ready (as her brother before her) to enter into covenants with the Lord.  She is prepared to live a life dedicated to following the Savior through service to her fellow men...and to follow Him to the very end.

I am so excited for this great, great spirit, and so honored to present her with my husband to the Lord this Saturday as she enters the covenant of baptism!  There's nothing better!

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Monday, May 4, 2015

I know He knows.

Someone asked the question in Sunday School yesterday about why women aren't mentioned much in the scriptures.  Actually, I think it was the teacher who brought this up for discussion.  Some people in class gave ideas about why this is so...they had good answers, which I won't explore here.

But I had my own answer.  The thought that welled up inside of me is this: Only one person is supposed to get the glory in this world, and that is God.  I don't need my name to be written in scripture, because I know God knows what I do in my home day after day.  And that's enough for me.

I am grateful to be a woman in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which contains the fullness of His gospel, and I am grateful for the personal relationship that I have with Him.  (And with come my kids!)

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