Friday, October 12, 2007

Another Shout Out

I can't get this photo any bigger. Some of you may not know that I have five amazing sisters. It was always A LOT of fun growing up with five girls, six girls, if you count mom. We kind of took over, but dad handled everything wonderfully. I aways thought that's what made me unique or different from those around me (having big family full of only girls) I always knew I'd have a big family just like it someday. Now that I have half as many as my mom, I realize truly how amazing she is. Our family has been through so much, but through it all, my parents have never let their testimonies waiver. They've always been strong in the gospel and totally 100% committed and in love with one another. To a child, that's just the way it should be - no exception, but now as an adult I see how much hard work they put in o each other, the kids, and the church, none of that just happens.

And of that hard work there are six amazing daughters (most now mothers). No matter how different our lives are or our choices may be, we each are loved. My oldest sister, Rochelle is actually who I'm shouting out. She is one of the most feisty women I know. She's truly able and capable of fighting anything that comes her way. She is strong. And along with that I know that there is a lovely Heavenly Father. He knows her, he loves her, and he is all powerful and knowing. I know this; if there's anything in this life that I know, that's it. Seasons change, ideas, and attitudes change, but I know that there is a God who watches over us. (1 Nephi 3: 1 Nephi says ..for he (the Lord) is mightier than all the earth, So why not Laban and his fifty, yea, or even than his tens of thousands?

I say, for the Lord is mightier than all the earth, so why not cancer. It happens everyday, if you just look around, MIRACLES.


natallie said...

your entire family and especially rochelle will be in our prayers and fasting. you do have a great family! love you

Ro's Lumpy Breast said...

I want to say thank you for your blog. I have been thinking a lot about mom latly and it is all so true what you have said about mom. I know now why they say mom's are the heart of the family. Well mom was gone and not as reachable things seemed disjointed. I forgot how much I rely on mom to know what is going on with all the girls and lots of other things. I am so thankful everyday for a mom and dad who loved us and taught us the gospel. Thank you also for the vote of strength and encouragement. I love this scripture. Wow that is what I really needed today.

Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

My wife has many great traits passed down from her great mom. Her testimony inspires me and helps me to keep on track. I feel so strong as well about the abilities of Rochelle. Even though we are far away physically, we feel so close to you and your family because we are mindful of you guys each day. We love all of you very much and look forward to seeing you soon.

Dusty and Amy said...

Amen, Chauntel! I love this post.