We spent four days in Columbus, Ohio, meeting our newest little grandbaby, Felix. He and big sis Olivia were so much fun. Bryan had just finished the first round of his optometry boards, and it was great to relax with him. Katie is starting up a business venture, Snapbibs, and it was amazing to see her "factory" first hand!
Then this weekend we've had a dear visit from Kendra and Abbi, Charlie, and Lilly. Today we marked the one-year anniversary of my dad's death with an outing to Camassia. It was sweet to hear my mom promising her sweetheart that she would be sealed to him in the temple in August.
I loved the way the meeting was rich and deeply spiritual and at the same time, accessible to the girls 8 years old and older, who were invited to this meeting for the first time. Some of my favorite quotes…
"We are covenant-making women of all ages" [eight-year-old women - love it!] "As we strive to keep our covenants, our feelings of inadequacy fade." - Sister Wixom, Gen. Primary President
"There is nothing that is worth losing our divine compassion and sisterhood over." "There is no age barrier when it comes to Christlike service." "Reach out to help one another through transitions and milestones." "We need deep, satisfying, and loyal friendships with each other." [quoted from Marjorie Hinckley] "Not only love each other more, but love each other better" - Sister Oscarson, Gen. YW President
We make it through life with "the Atonement of Christ, the guidance of the Holy Ghost, and the helping hands of others." - Sister Burton, Gen. RS President
"Listening to the sacrament prayers each week renews the feelings that I felt at baptism." "What we think divides us falls away…we are more alike as daughters of God than we are different." - President Eyring
Spring break…ahhh…summer is around the corner!