Thursday, October 16, 2008

In response to one of our new family leafs (FHE) a dear friend of mine left this quote in the comments. Reading it only made me want to try harder to make sure we never miss.

"If the Saints obey this counsel [to hold regular family home evenings], we promise that great blessings will result. Love at home and obedience to parents will increase. Faith will be developed in the hearts of the youth of Israel, and they will gain power to combat the evil influence and temptations which beset them." (First Presidency letter, 27 April 1915 - Joseph F. Smith, Anthon H. Lund, Charles W. Penrose, emphasis added)

I'm grateful for the wonderful friends that I've been blessed with. Many of them are mothers like me, in different stages of their lives. I feel so thankful today for these friendships. They teach, strengthen and inspire me. Last night I went shopping with a good friend, and even though we just shopped and chit chatted, I left feeling happy and inspired to be better in my responsibilties at home.

1 comment:

MARTHA said...

Thanks Steph! I'm glad we're friends. You inspire me too. I delight in peeking in on your doings through the blog. I certainly wouldn't have the contact with you that I do if it wasn't for blogging.

Just yesterday I had a friendship moment with Pam Dunn. (I write this because I know you know Pam.)Anyway, in recent years we have gotten together to play a game of Scrabble. I make the "power shake" (translation: smoothie) and Pam bakes the whole wheat bread. It's turned into an annual Fall event for us. We both love Scrabble, whole wheat bread, and power shakes. We get together and catch up on our families and how they are doing and there is always talk of the gospel of Christ. It was a great day. I don't know that I can get by on just one get together with Pam. Our lives are so busy, but we parted with the idea of trying to squeeze another one in before the holidays hit. It was a great day!

I love friends! "They teach, strengthen, and inspire me." Just like you Steph.