Sunday, February 14, 2010

Love is...

...seeing your son baptized by his father. What a special experience this was for all of this. My mom was able to come as well as Jeff's parents. I am so grateful they flew out for Dallin's day.

I am so proud of Dallin and the boy he has become. I know I am too hard on him sometimes because of the bar he has set for himself. I need to remember to let him be a kid still. :-) He is sweet, kind, and works hard at everything he tries. I am grateful for Jeff for the example that he has been to me and my children.
We had many friends come and I hope Dallin felt how loved he is. We are grateful for all of our friends here who have become as close as family.
The one person who I really was sad couldn't be there was my father. I know he was there in spirit and I hope Dallin knows how proud of him he is. We all miss my dad so much, but we think about him often and that makes us strive to be like him.

We went out with the grandparents that night to play some miniature golf and arcades. It was a great day. We were sad to see Grandma Di and Grandpa Mel leave.

The rest of the week we spent playing with Grandma Nise. All of us love having her here, especially Emily.
As I have spent a lot of time this weekend thinking about Love, I have recommitted myself to making it my focus. Relationships are the most important thing to me, and I want to make sure the choices I make and how I spend my time reflect that commitment. I tend to overanyalyze things and today in primary, we sang these words, and it hit me, it's very simple!
What does the Father ask of us? What do the scriptures say? Have faith, have hope, live like his Son, help others on their way!

It really IS that simple. Be like the Savior. Treat others with Love, as the Savior would. I am grateful that Dallin chose to Follow the example of Jesus, and I will strive to do the same.


Emily Laing said...

Great post is really what it's all about.

Brittany said...

What a fabulous post kelly. I love that primary song too. I can't believe Dallin is old enough to get baptized! Crazy! He is a pretty terrific kid. Glad Dallins special day went well and that he had so many friends and family there to support him. :)