I imagine he's running to Marjorie now,
Yes, running, not waving his cane.
I see him embracing his father and mother
While they keep repeating his name.
I see him now meeting his forebears,
Brother Brigham and Joseph are there.
Sweet reunion of prophets, united by service
That only such noble men share.
I see him embraced by the Savior
While Father says, "Good and well done.
So faithful in stalwart endurance, I welcome
My noble, most excellent son."
I then hear the ripples of laughter
As he says the reception's just fine,
But he hopes that he'll get an assignment or two
Since there's no need to waste any time.
I can hear his clear voice in the stillness
At the close of this sweet Sabbath day,
Have faith and move forward - there's work to be done.
President Hinckley would want it that way.
By: Anna M. Molgard
January 27, 2008
Now these two sweethearts are together again. I'm so sad to know he's gone from this life, but happy to know he's been reunited with his wife and other family who passed before him. I am so grateful to have lived during his time as prophet and to have been influenced for good because of him. I know he was a true prophet of God and that he loved us all dearly. I am so grateful for his tireless service and for his awesome sense of humore. I was so impressed by his ability to say things so matter-of-factly and to be bold when talking about our church. I wish I could be more like that. Thank you President Hinckley for being the mountain of a man that you were, and thank you for setting such a great example of how to dedicate your life to serving the Lord.
I can't believe he will be 3 months old in 10 days! CRAZY! He is such a sweet boy and we love him dearly!
I hope you enjoy looking at his sweet face as much as I do!
Can't you tell that these trains have been well-used? I mean, loved, not used! I am so glad that they still have fun with these trains and that now they have a platform to build tracks on, or to just ram them into the sides. It's a great coffee table and a great train table! Who knew Brad could be so handy!! Thanks to my ultra-handy and talented sister-in-law, Beverly and her tools, Brad was able to get this table on it's way.
P.S. How sad is it that I am quoting the lyrics to the Thomas song on my blog?
P.P.S. If you know that song, and that tune is now stuck in your head, I'm sorry. Very, very sorry!
With all of the things that I would like to work on in my life, I sometimes get overwhelmed and feel as if it will never happen. That kind of negative thinking never helps, so I try to find ways to stay positive and I especially love inspiring quotes. I was looking through some of my old talks, and came across this quote by Heber J. Grant:
“I feel that we should learn never to become discouraged…I believe when we determine within our hearts that by and with the blessings of God our Heavenly Father we will accomplish a certain labor, God gives the ability to accomplish that labor;”
So, if I am praying diligently for help to accomplish the things that I desire, the Lord will most definitely help me do that. And I've learned that it's OK to pray for small and simple things...like asking for the energy and motivation to just get the laundry done, or the dishes put away, or the grocery list made. When you have a house full of crazy kids and it seems like you can't get a quiet moment, the bathroom fan can work wonders to drown out the noise! No one has to know that you're not really using the bathroom!! :)
I hope that whatever you've decided to work on in your life this year will be accomplished and I hope that we can all help eachother in any way we can.
How long did you date? We didn't really. We met online at the end of August 2001, emailed back and forth, then chatted online, then started talking on the phone. At the time, he lived here in CA and I was going to college in Utah. At the end of September I flew out to meet him in person for the first time. That was on a Friday...by Saturday night we were unofficially (no ring) engaged. Then we got married Dec. 29, 2001 - 3 months later!
How old is he? 29, he'll be 30 on March 31st.
Who eats more? These days, probably me! Hey, I'm a nursing mother!!
Who said "I love you" first? I did, in Slovene. (Rada te imam)
Who is taller? He is. Only by a few inches though!
Who sings better? He does, definitely.
Who is smarter? That's a hard one. If it has anything to do with numbers, he is. Writing/grammar, etc. it's me. Our strengths are different.
Who does the laundry? We both do.
Who does the dishes? We both do.
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Brad
Who pays the bills? Brad.
Who mows the lawn? Neither , the beauties of HOA.
Who cooks dinner? Usually it's me. But he helps out alot too.
Who is more stubborn? That's another tough one. We are both very stubborn!
Who kissed who first? He kissed me!
Who asked who out? Like I said earlier, we met online. So...it wasn't your typical dating story!
Who proposed? Well, I kind of blurted it out. "I want to marry you!" but then later, when he had the ring, he got down on his knee and asked me. (In front of my mom & dad!!!)
Who is more sensitive? Both of us...I think we are pretty equal here.
Who has more friends? Probably me...
Who has more siblings? He does. He's #6 of 8, and I'm #4 of 6.
Who are you tagging? Evaly, Tiffany, Emily (please don't feel obligated!)
Joshy started out at 23 inches (we think that was a mistake!) and weighed 9 lbs, 8 oz. By 2 months he was: 23 1/2 inches, 13 lbs, 2 oz.
Jakob started out at 21 inches and 10 lbs, 1.4 oz. At 2 months he was 24 1/2 inches, 14 lbs, 9 oz.
So, even though Drew started out (relatively) small, he is now techincally the biggest!
Sometimes I call him my little "sweet pea" and Joshy will say, "No, he's not sweet pea, he's tank!" It's pretty funny.
FYI: We have lots of pictures from Christmas, Jakob's birthday, etc. to post, but I haven't had time to sit down and edit them. Those will come later! We had a great time with my family during the week of Christmas, and then with the Hansons during the week after. We have great families and are so grateful that we can have so much fun with them when we get together. Even though it was very fun, we are glad to be back to our simple little life. :)