Family is very important to us. I hope you can understand that friends are great but family is forever. I have always loved family reunions, because I get different points of view when I am able to hear firsthand from family members that have traveled and been seasoned with different cultures and ways of living. My parents were raised nearby to their grandparents and relatives and I want the same for you. I have always been an hour or a state away from grandparents, and that's too far.
Krystle & I love having family close and have chosen to live within walking or biking distance to each grandma's house. So you can have your cheerleaders close at hand. For cookies & milk, or a never-get-old hug.
Families are forever and that includes grandma....and grandpa! :-)
[We are hoping to adopt. You can view our It's About Love Profile HERE.]
[Read about this series and read the other messages HERE]
I have been a Primary teacher for the past few years. I like it a lot because it gives me a chance to know kids in the ward that otherwise would be strangers to me. And, I am learning all sorts of lessons about love and patience and what it might be like to teach my own children gospel principles.
Last week during the final meeting, we had a mini-lesson that gave every person in the room a chance to stand up and "fill in the blanks" of the following phrases. It was beautiful, and I decided that I would use it to frame tonight's blog post.
My name is __________________. I [like to] __________________, but most importantly I am a child of God.
I like the idea of it, this one simple [and enormous] thing that everyone could testify of. Tender.
My name is Krystle.
I like to wash dishes and organize things, but most importantly I am a child of God.
My name is Krystle.
I make mistakes more often than I would like, but most importantly I am a child of God.
Today, June 29, is the year mark from the day I became a mom.
My entire life has been a series of tender mercies. I am still convinced that I was given my scholarship to Westminster simply because Heavenly Father knew that as a teenager, my tendency was to give up if things were too hard, and He knew I needed to be a teacher.
When I moved to Nephi, I was given a great job simply because the Lord knew that I needed to be HOME in order to sort out the mess I was making of my life. It worked.
Shortly after falling in love with Blaine, I became his Mrs. without hesitation. Our relationship is now and always has been EASY. We knew that we could build a happy life, that we could build a beautiful forever and so we did. We are.
We found an incredible home with room to grow. Purchased at auction, we marveled at the home and tried to think of how we could possibly fill five bedrooms. A tender mercy.
In February of last year, my sister called and talked to me about a possible adoption. There w…