I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking the kids to scout camp. I want there to be a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.
~Marjorie Pay Hinckley~

Monday, March 16, 2009

New Calling

Yesterday was our Stake Conference, and Bruce has a new calling. They just sustained him as a member of the High Council. I know he is going to do such a great job. He is an amazing man with an amazing testimony. He has been serving as our ward's gospel doctrine teacher for the past year and a half, and does such an awesome job. I know he worries about being away from the kids and I, but I feel like we will be OK. About a week before he received his call, I had a feeling that he was going to be in that position in the near future, and that I needed to prepare myself for that. I am grateful for the Holy Ghost and the prompting we can receive if we are in tune. I am also grateful to have such good kids. Last night Bruce said that he won't be here on Sunday morning to help get the kids ready anymore, and I told him I wasn't too worried, because other than Brennen, my kids are good to get themselves ready for church. I just have to get Aubree's hair done, but Bruce won't have anything to do with that! I really feel like our family will be blessed through this calling.


  1. That is so neat! He will be so good. He is such an awsome guy. We had fun going to dinner with him when he was here. I hope those maternity clothes will work for you! I miss ya and love you!

  2. Congrats to Bruce! Isn't it great when the Lord prepares you for change so you can be ready when it comes?! It helps you know that it will be okay in the end!