|"It is a season to reach out with kindness and love to those in distress and to those who are wandering in darkness and pain."|
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Big Family Events: We bought an RV and drove to Nauvoo, many church history sites and Utah! An amazing whirlwind adventure! While in Utah we saw many family members (yea!) and we watched Brooks perform in three shows in the Utah Festival of Opera in Logan. For Thanksgiving we also took a shorter RV trip up to Michigan and saw many wonderful family members and visited some good friends, the Fredenberg's, on their new farm!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Last Saturday we were just arriving at the clinic as the author of the below article was preparing to leave. It was also Tony's first day and a very eye-opening and inspiring experience for him as well! It was quite eventful for us: a woman who was there for an abortion, already the mother of 15 year old triplets (she gave birth to them at 16 years old!) and two toddlers, came down to the sidewalk to talk. It was VERY sad as she ended up going in when her name was called--a friend was inside for her--and it looks like she went ahead with her plans. At least she never came out while we were there for about an hour more. Her main concerns seemed to be money and losing weight after the birth. She asked me if those things weren't concerns for me? I told her that when we do all we can to do the right things, according to the commandments found in the Bible, God opens doors in amazing ways. I could easily see she wasn't receptive to that thought at the time, but it is my very sincere prayer that she will remember those words sometime down the road and turn her life around! She believed/hoped she was only 4-5 weeks along and didn't feel it would be a big deal if that were the case. :( She said she just wanted them to tell her the truth. Jeannette told her that the truth is something she would not likely hear in that place...so true.