When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Turning their hearts

We were so blessed this weekend to have our grand-daughter Nora, come stay with us.  Her mom and dad took a short trip and we were asked to watch her.  We weren't too sure how she would do, but the weekend was amazing.

  She was happy,

She was crazy!

And she needed a bath!  
Three, or even four, times a day!

This was Papa John's big birthday weekend, so we barbecued chicken, made homemade pizza, white chicken chili and (of course) cheesecake!  It was a wonderful weekend and I will be sorry to see it go.  There is nothing quite like babysitting your own grand-children to remind you of those things that are most precious of all.  This sweet little angel taught me how life goes on.  The things we do are important and everlasting.  And perhaps the most precious thing of all, is that all the love you could ever ask for can be found in squishy hugs and sticky kisses.  Or as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz says, "There's no place like home!"

“Because love is the great commandment, it ought to be at the center of all and everything we do in our own family, in our Church callings, and in our livelihood. Love is the healing balm that repairs rifts in personal and family relationships. It is the bond that unites families, communities, and nations. Love is the power that initiates friendship, tolerance, civility, and respect. It is the source that overcomes divisiveness and hate. Love is the fire that warms our lives with unparalleled joy and divine hope. Love should be our walk and our talk.”
Dieter F. Uchtdorf,  "The Love of God,"  Ensign, Nov. 2009, 21

1 comment:

  1. Mom, I love these pictures!!! You should post more pictures of our little family! I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend! Love you lots and Happiest Birthday to Papa Smurf!!!