Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Who Are These Children?

"These are your days! You are in this time and circumstance by Divine Appointment. God knows you and He knows what you have the capacity to achieve." [ -Elder Neal A. Maxwell 1985]

Our children were not placed on this earth at this time and in the familial relationships by a cosmic roll of the dice. Heavenly Father's house is a house of order. Our children were placed here because of the role they will play. They were faithful and strong before this life, "marked" for greatness here because of their former greatness. "God has saved for the final inning some of His strongest and most valiant children..... In all ages prophets have looked down through the corridors of time to our day. make no mistake about it- - this is a marked generation......" [-Pres. Benson 1987-88]

Are they preparing for their "great work"? Do they know what their work is? Are we doing all we can to help prepare them? The Book of Mormon contains a possible latter-day parallel. Imagine that our children like the ancient stripling warriors have been called to defend, prepare and save the kingdom. Premortally, our children were "exceedingly valiant for courage,and also for strength and activity; but this was not all- - they were men [and women] who were true at all times in whatsoever thing they were entrusted...." Now, having forgotten all of that, our children have come to earth to be born of goodly parents, who try to teach them who they really are and what their divine potential and responsibilities are. May we make this our work and faithfully fulfill the trust place in us by our Heavenly Father.

What is their great work?

Stay tuned............

Friday, January 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Sarah!

Sarah was born one cold, blizzardy January day in 1993. She
was a New Year's baby. We hoped she would win the prize
for the first baby to make her appearance just after midnight,
but............. it was not to be. She weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz.
and was 20 inches long and was born that afternoon at 5:16.
She spent her first night out of the hospital at her grandparent's
home because of a winter blizzard in Lehi.
Sarah has been a blessing and a delight all of her life.
We Love You, Sarah!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Matt

Matt was born on December 19, 1977 at 3:11 in the morning. He weighed 8 lb. 12.5 oz and was 20.5 inches long. When we brought him home from the hospital, because it was at Christmas time, the nurses stuck him in a red stocking. That was a fun touch. Dad was working at the Pleasant Grove Police Dept. as an officer, so his first ride was in a police car. It was a wonderful time for us. Having a son at Christmas time was very poignant for us because of our celebration of another Son that came to the earth. Matt has been a blessing to us all of our lives. He is kind, loyal, a good organizer and a loving person. Have a wonderful day- Matt. We love you!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Lisa

Lisa was born December 7th in
Bakersfield, California. She was born
2nd after her twin sister, Lori. She
weighed 6lbs. 6 oz. With a sweet and
kind personality, Lisa loved being
around people. She has always loved
helping others and is a loyal and faithful
friend. We hope you know how much we
love you and what a vital part of our
family you are.

Happy Birthday Lori

Lori was born December 7 and was the first of twins to arrive.
She weighed in at 7lbs. 2oz.. A bundle of energy and tons of fun
to be around, she kept us busy and happy. With her sisters and
brothers she played, giggled, learned and loved. A little shy in
Junior and Senior high school, this did not stop her from making
many friendships and having lots of fun. We hope you know we love you and cherish our time with you.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Kati!

Happy Birthday Kati!
Kati was born on July 21, 1988 at 3:34 p.m. She weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz..

She was born at Utah Vally Regional Medical Center during a very

hot summer. With a ready smile and a laugh like Elmo, she is a

happy, bubbly, bouncy daughter that always brings joy to our family.

Have a great day, Kati!

Happy Birthday Ben

This handsome guy was born on July 18th, 1982 at 2:07 p.m.. He weighed in
at 10 lbs. 4 oz. and was 22 inches long. He was born at Greater Memorial
Hospital in Bakersfield, California. His older brother and sisters thought he
looked a lot like E.T.. But to his mom, he was beautiful! Ben has been a
blessing to us throughout his life and we are so glad he is part of our family.
Happy Birthday Ben!