Today I loved being in the temple with my niece Crystalee and her new husband Ryan. I am so happy for them to be sealed for eternity. They are darling and the sealer did a beautiful job. (I did not get his name.) It just made me so grateful for my own temple marriage with Kala (Jon).
I also got a letter from one of my former Young Women, Annie Stewart Grow today that made me cry. Thank you Annie for blessing my life!!
Sometimes 13 year old sons say the sweetest things! Tonight there was a discussion on who in the family should head back to Salt Lake for Crystalee and Ryan’s reception–most of us went to the temple and luncheon. Kai said, “Well, I really enjoyed my other cousins reception with dancing because they had a ‘Mother/Son’ dance. I liked that. But if Mom’s not going back up to the reception I’ll stay home.” OK–way to melt a mother’s heart! Almost made me try to go the reception, but I know I should stay home and rest.
In Annie Grow’s letter today she referenced Marjorie Hinckley’s quote book. In it she references Alma 37:6 “By small and simple things are great things brought to pass.” Marjorie then says, ” I couldn’t possible have understood this when I was young like I do now. When we look back on decades of life we see that the seemingly insignificant things we do over and over actually weave the pattern for our lives, and if those small and simple things are good, we will end up having lived a fulfilled life–and that is a great thing!”
I am grateful to each of you for all the small, simple–and many of you large things you have done for me and my family. You are all making “great things come to pass.” We love you all dearly. God bless you!–Love, Melanie