Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sons About The Lord's Business

A fabulous picture of Ian, Jessa, and baby James 
at the Payson, Utah temple open house today.
Seth is on his way home from his mission
4 weeks from today.

Taking care of a family and serving God,
what more could a mother hope for?

Monday, April 20, 2015

This News Is The Best

There is news, and then there is news.
This news is simply the best.
Congratulations Elisa and Scott
on your engagement!!!!

A June wedding sounds just delightful.

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Affordable Kids' Wheelchair

My son Ian is graduating this summer from BYU with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He's wanted to be "an inventor" since he was 5 years old. Recently his teammates and he presented their capstone project to a needy family. They designed and built "the world's lightest, least expensive motorized wheelchair." It was a huge success although the project took the better part of the year, and the team encountered significant challenges along the way.
I was no end of delighted to see the look on the faces of the little boy and his parents who received the wheelchair. The child has a form of muscular dystrophy, yet his parents were denied insurance coverage for a motorized wheelchair for their home. Tanner and his brother both share the debilitating disease. I am thrilled that Ian was part of a team that could make such a difference in the world and such a difference for Tanner and his family.
         
Here is a clip from our local news channel: Fox13Salt Lake City. Here's another clip from the NBC Nightly News. Way to go Ian and your team!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

#BecauseHeLives

I have enjoyed Easter week since I have been a young girl. It has always been important to me to stop and contemplate the events of the last week of our Savior's life. It is a tender time for me. It is especially so this year for various reasons. I look forward to celebrating Easter, but more importantly I strive to keep the meaning of Easter in my heart all year round. I love this painting of the risen Christ by Brent Borup. It is one of my favorite pictures of Christ.

I appreciate the media efforts of my church for sharing the events of Christ's final week in a digital display called Easter Week . I also really like the video #BecauseHeLives that does a good job of helping us to draw closer to Him at this wonderful time of year.

I wish everyone could take some time to ponder the meaning of our Savior's life, death, and resurrection. It know it will bring peace to those who wonder, those who grieve, and those who search for meaning in their lives. It has mine. Happy Easter.