Thursday, March 10, 2016

          I love this precious daughter of mine!!
One year ago today, I watched and cried, as she walked away to board the plane for Lima. It has been a year of tremendous growth for me and her; as she has served and loved the people of Peru!!

She's wearing her Llama hat :)


Grandpa would be so proud of Hermana Bergeson's tortilla making skills!! Looks like they taste good too:)
Sharing Hermana Bergeson's Testimony

I am grateful for all the small details God has created for us. To distract us from the things that hurt.  All his beautiful creations and the smallest little things, like the pattern on a little flower petal. The way wind tassels your hair, dancing with it. Making it's point that hair  is better when it's messy. I'm grateful for the stars that light up the deep dark sky, that light up your knowledge, knowing there is so much more out there. I am grateful for my Savior and His love, His smile, His empathy. The only person to have perfect and pure empathy to hold and support those that stumble in their paths or to  lift and wipe off the dirt of those who have fallen, which is everyone. With His experience He knows exactly what attention we need.  I know He and His angels walk with me. I know that He lives. He watches and He acts. I know faith, repentance, baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end are essential.  The formula to a happy life cannot function if one of those five ingredients are left out. You want a happy life; follow the directions, the recipe, He will do the rest.  I know prophets and church leaders are called of God, they help humanity on the path of righteousness.  I know that hard things make us stronger. Like Isaiah says, He is the potter and we are the clay, we just need to be humble and willing to become beautiful with His beautiful pierced hands.  I love my Savior. I love the Gospel. I know that the Church  Jesus the Christ established on the earth was lost and then restores, because He loves us and darkness in not eternal. I love the scriptures. I love the examples of all the people that have been, are and will be in my life.  I know these things to be true. Have a question? Follow and learn and obey the basics, then you will be ready for more. Pray. Meditate. Listen. In the name of my older Brother, Savior and Redeemer of the world, Jesus Christ. Amen