Happy Sunday everyone. Today was beautiful outside and inside. Amos is feeling well and looking better. He gave a beautiful testimony in sacrament meeting saying that the past year has been the most difficult of his life but that the experience has taught him more about our Father in Heaven, the Savior and the Holy Ghost, than had his previous 40 years.
Fast and testimony meeting overall was a really special one. A young father who blessed his baby said that he understands his parents love for him more with each new life experience but the birth of his baby girl helped him understand so much better. He said his desire to protect his baby was stronger than his desire to breathe. So cute!
As we sat down for family dinner, we discussed our favorite talks from conference last week. Kirra said her favorite was Elder Holland’s but she couldn’t remember what it was about. I said it was about staying in the choir but really about how each of us have a part in the church and in our families. Porter said it was about diversity but not cacophony (which is a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds.)
When Kirra asked what that meant, Amos said it means that we should “bring our diversity to complete the whole rather than create diversity to change the whole.”
I felt so much love today for a sweet sister who has had some difficult challenges and has been struggling with her testimony. The best way to grow more light is to share the light you do have. That is exactly what she did today and it made me so happy. Hold on friend.
We want everyone to know they are loved and accepted in our ward family no matter where they are on their journey. We had quite a few new members of our congregation today and I’m excited to get to know them and the diversity they bring.
Amos and I get to teach a Mission Prep class together tonight. I didn’t serve a full time mission but I did take Mission Prep at BYU. Amos married me before I had a chance to serve a mission but he teases me that I only went to mission prep to meet boys. That might be true.