Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Monday, January 26, 2015

The wrong escalator

When my sister came home, we were told she would be coming down the center escalator. I even asked someone who worked at the airport. We set up our welcome home signs and I began snapping away pictures in hope to catch her feet appearing as the escalator coming downward. There next to us was another family waiting for a missionary who was coming from the same mission. The dad was so funny, he held a sign that said "Who are you?"

We then found out that they had already come down an escalator but one on the other side of the airport. So what did we do? We took off running. Honestly, it was like a clip from a movie. Running into our loved ones arms. Then that was it. The tears were a flowing like no body's business. It was such a sweet reuniting and I couldn't have asked for a better one. I'll let the pictures do the rest.


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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Inspirational Sunday!

My sister today gave her homecoming talk in Sacrament meeting today. I don't think I have ever seen someone who showed no signs of being nervous. She made talking for 15 minutes look so easy. Her focus was on faith which was exactly what I needed to hear. For the past 18 months her life has been running on faith in Heavenly Father and following the promptings of the spirit and welcoming all those who wanted to be welcomed into the gospel. As she spoke she mentioned a quote by Thomas S. Monson that really struck me and is something I definitely need to work on. So that's my goal for this week! I hope this is something that someone will benefit from. If not that's ok too!




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Friday, January 23, 2015

18 months down

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Today is the day my younger sister returns home for serving an 18 month missionfor The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She has been serving the people of Jacksonville, Florida and it's surrounding areas and has loved it! Today is the day we are driving down to San Diego to greet her with banners and signs and balloons. Today is the day where all 5 of us sisters will be under the same roof in 2 years. Today is the day where I am 100% sure I will be crying my eyes out as I try to take pictures of the first hug between my mom and dad. Dang it now I am crying as I think about it.

Today is the day she gets to see her niece, who was only two months old when she left and is now on her way to two years old. Today is the day where she will feel loved by so many. Today is the day she will be released as a missionary but I know her missionary work is only just beginning. Today is the day where we will have 9 people sleeping in a three bedroom house and we will be just fine.

Today is the day where I write how proud I am of my sister. How no matter how hard things got she pressed forward, she put her faith in the hands of the lord and everything always worked out. I am so grateful for her example to have no fear to share the words of the gospel and invited people to come and learn without being judged or scorned. My sister has loved everyone she has come in contact with. Even with a mishap with a dog and two poison ivy incidences she never once complained but made jokes about it. She has a smile that will touch your heart and fill you with hope happiness and peace. She has never been wild and loud but her soft words have always had such power.

Today is the day I get to say Welcome home little sister!



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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bloglovin' Blog Hop #105!


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