Often we are taught that being a disciple of Christ is difficult or a tough way to live, but if we hang in there it will be worth it. Sometimes living true to our covenants is described as a great sacrifice where we give up so much the world would offer us in exchange for this spartan life that eventually brings eternal reward. We even see beautifully done portraits of the Savior with sayings that indicate they are a quote from him saying, I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it. These are well intentioned by those who make them or have them but the only problem I see with them is that he never said that.
What he said was that we are to come unto him, all of us who are heavy laden, and He will give us rest. He invites us to take his yoke upon us and learn of him, he wants us to be his disciples. He explains that He is meek and lowly in heart and that we will find rest to our souls. His yoke is easy, His burden is light. No wonder President Monson at conference taught that we should and can find joy in the journey of life. Elder Wirthlin passed on what his Mother taught him about her philosiphy for life, "Come what may and love it". Elder Corbridge explained that living the gospel is the Way, that Jesus is the Way and every other way is foolishness. Mom and I love you all. What a privilege to be your parents, grandparents!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Isn't she precious? Here she is about 6 years old taking dance @ Teri Daneker's in Montesano. 21 years ago! Yep, our Nicole is 27 today. We are celebrating here and hopfully she will be celebrating this momentous occasion as much there.
Nicole is the one in our family who has always understood the gospel a little deeper. She's had a testimony from day one it seems. She's loving and kind and very forgiving. She seems to know when others are down and can help you pick up the pieces. She's sweet and good. She is married with two babies and another on the way! She has always been our dancer and her daddies little birdie.
Sorry you have to share this day with election day!!! Except....you can imagine all the balloons & signs and people waving are for you, wishing you a HAPPY DAY from us!! We love you so much and are grateful you are our beautiful daughter.