First of all, I'm so sorry I haven't posted anything for awhile...my mother has been in intensive care for the past 5 weeks and everything else in my life has been put on hold (she is finally home...and doing great!) I can't wait to get back to work on this blog and I promise to post more regularly from now on. :)
Secondly, several of you have asked that a few of the quotes from my son's missionary journal posted below be posted in a more readable format because the photos are difficult to read (So sorry...I didn't realize how blurry they get when you try to enlarge them!) Sooo...here is one of them (my favorite!):
The time has come for us to stand a little taller, to lift our eyes and stretch our minds to a greater comprehension and understanding of the grand millennial mission of this, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is a season to be strong. It is a time to move forward without hesitation, knowing well the meaning, the breadth, and the importance of our mission. It is a time to do what is right regardless of the consequences that might follow. It is a time to be found keeping the commandments. It is a season to reach out with kindness and to love those in distress and those who are wandering in darkness and pain. It is a time to be considerate and good, decent and courteous toward one another in all of our relationships. In other words, to become more Christlike. We have nothing to fear. God is at the helm. He will overrule for the good of this work. He will shower down blessings upon those who walk in obedience to His commandments. Such has been His promise. Of His ability to keep that promise, none of us can doubt. Unitedly, working hand in hand, we shall move forward as servants of the living God, doing the work of His Beloved Son, our Master, whom we serve and whose name we seek to glorify.
President Gordon B. Hinckley