Saturday, August 8, 2009

Golden Summer

Though it has rained most the summer so far, we've found it full of sunshine in our hearts!

Lately we are grateful that we were able to visit the Joseph Smith Memorial with the Leavitt family. Mike was born on Joseph Smith's birthday. We realized as we stood at his birthplace that he was precisely the age Mike was that day when he died. It is unfathomable, incomprehensible, an absolute amazing wonder that Joseph Smith was able to accomplish all that he did in such a relatively short time at such a very young age. We stood in awe and humility as we rededicated ourselves to being disciples (better disciples) of Christ. The next weekend we found ourselves in Kirtland Ohio, another incredibly moving church history sight. We came away with more appreciation than ever for the sacrifices of early Saints that have lifted and blessed our lives forever. Mike and Isaac visited Palmyra the next weekend for youth conference. The spirit of that place is like no other, testifying of the sacred event that occured there. What a marvelous work and a wonder.

We are indeed grateful for the Son, that shines bright as ever in our hearts.


Heather said...

What great updates! I've been wondering what you guys have been up too! I haven't talked to any of you in a while! Sounds like a great summer!

Kristi said...

Glad to see all the updates and photos!

Mom said...

I'm so glad to hear all those neat things too, we haven't heard much since our great Birthday time in Kirtland!

Love you all so very much! Mom

Hilary said...

Sounds like you have been having an amazing summer! How wonderful to have been able to experience those places with your family, I'm jealous! I LOVE your new family photo!!

Dad C said...

What a great family. Just keep on being your selves. I see that all the kids look up to Isaac, just like all our kids looked up to CaMarie. And what a Mom and Dad, to put up with, organize and support this whirl wind of Summer activity.