“To the world you may be only one person, but to one person you may be the world.”
When I first read this quote it pierced my heart. How often do we feel insignificant, and forget the difference we make in the lives of others? When I became a mother... more
“God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever.”
"I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance."
“I found myself one evening in the dreams of the night, in that sacred building, the Temple. After a season of prayer and rejoicing, I was informed that I should have the privilege of entering into one of those rooms, to meet a glorious personage, and as I entered the door, I saw, seated on a raised platform, the most glorious Being my eyes have ever beheld, or that I ever conceived existed in all the eternal worlds. As I approached to be introduced, he arose and stepped towards me with extended arms, and he smiled as he softly spoke my name. If I shall live to be a million years old, I shall never forget that smile. He took me into his arms and kissed me, pressed me to His bosom, and blessed me, until the marrow of my bones seemed to melt! When He had finished, I fell at His feet, and as I bathed them with my tears and kisses, I saw the prints of the nails in the feet of the Redeemer of the world. The feeling that I had in the presence of Him who hath all things in His hands, to have His love, His affection, and His blessings was such that if I ever can receive that of which I had but a foretaste, I would give all that I am, all that I ever hope to be, to feel what I then felt (as cited in Bryant S. Hinckley, The Faith of Our Pioneer Fathers, pp. 226-27.)”
Family day at Lagoon sponsored by Icon employees and their families has become quite a tradition. Thanks to Amy and Chantelle, we were all able to do it again this year. Food, family, friends, and fun. There were 16 of us this year. It was a riot! Click the Comments link below to leave your thoughts or make your wishes known on the Lagoon Day page.
What special memories do you have about the things people in the family have said that give you hope and make our connection even stronger?