I am heartbroken this morning, by the loss of my sweet neice. I have been pondering the blessings of the temple today. I took this picture last week. I am so moved by the symbolism of that day. It was pouring rain outside. It seemed to fit the mood. Life seemed as dreary as the day with my niece lying in a hospital bed not a block away. But I was taken aback by the beauty of the temple even surrounded by the gloomy winter day. A pillar of hope. "Hope sweetens the memory of experiences well loved. It tempers our troubles to our growth and our strength. It befriends us in dark hours, excites us in bright ones. It lends promise to the future and purpose to the past. It turns discouragement to determination." I am determined today to live up to the covenants I have made in this holy Temple. I'm so grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. I have such a testimony of the plan of salvation. I know that through my Savior, I will be with my family eternally. I pray for the peace and comfort of that knowledge for all those without it!
Thursday, February 4, 2010
We had such a fun night tonight. The US Champion REAL Salt lake soccer team brought their trophy tour through Kanab tonight. The team mascot is Leo the Lion. We had a blast laughing at his shenanigans. Part way through the presentation, Leo came and took Kolby's soccor ball and kicked it clear across the gym! Kolby couldn't decide if he should be excited, or mortified that he had lost his ball. But he went and got it and came and sat down by the boys. It's been a long time since I have seen them so excited. What a fun night! It's a good thing grandma came, so I could take a few pix!