Friday, June 12, 2009

the love is all around us...

well, after my rant yesterday, i probably need to redeem myself by proclaiming my firm belief that there is a God and there are good, Christian people out there. hallelujah. i will say i feel a lot better after getting that off my chest. just needed to vent a little. i am sorry if i offended any hater out there.

this is sister wallace who teaches dane in primary. she is definitely not a hater. dane came up to me when church was over last week, sobbing, big tears rolling down his face. i couldnt imagine what could have possibly gone wrong to produce this kind of reaction. i knelt down to his level, wiped his tears away and got close to him. he proceeded to tell me, "my teacher is moving, she wont be teaching me anymore." he cried all the way home...the big crocodile ones. so, thank you sister wallace for making a difference in a little boys life. we will miss you terribly.

there ARE wonderful people out there who make a difference, who change lives and love with all their hearts. i have come across countless people who possess this lovely compassion and i am so grateful for their influence in my life and my childrens lives. i am thankful i have been fortunate enough to rub shoulders with so many good people. thank you for affecting lives and being such an influence for good. your good works do not go unnoticed.

so, heres to all of the rick sorensens, and the julie sorensens and the sherry halls, and the linda allens and the arlen woffindens and the marva manvilles and the christine pollocks and the glenna porters and the lori wrights and the glenn mccuskers and the fawn deans and the erin tennisons and the debi woffindens and the nile sorensens and the kent smiths and the stephanie pates and the cyndy cadenheads and the brave boy who rescued aenon from the fist fight at the irvine dance...and all of the others i am forgetting to write down. 

so to all you other good people out there who i neglected to mention, here is a shout out to you. 

and you know who you are.

"Now, my brethren and sisters, the time has come for us to stand a little taller, to lift our eyes and stretch our minds to a greater comprehension and understanding of the grand millennial mission of this The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is a season to be strong. It is a time to move forward without hesitation, knowing well the meaning, the breadth, and the importance of our mission. It is a time to do what is right regardless of the consequences that might follow. It is a time to be found keeping the commandments. It is a season to reach out with kindness and love to those in distress and to those who are wandering in darkness and pain. It is a time to be considerate and good, decent and courteous toward one another in all of our relationships. In other words, to become more Christlike."

Gordon B. Hinckley

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