This morning I woke up very early...it reminded me of the early morning of March 27th, 1975. It was a day we hold very close to our hearts, the day our only son was born. He arrived on the scene at around 7:25 AM. It had been a hard day's night and worth every minute of it. When Jennifer went to bed the night before at Gramma Jo and Grampa's Ross' house she had a very pregnant Mommy. When it was time for breakfast for her...she was a big sister.
One always thinks that babies are born at night..Chris was our only one. Both of our girls were born during the day. There is nothing quite like that feeling of working so hard and then finally holding your precious child in your arms. That experience, as husband and wife, bonds you like no other.
In The Salt Lake Temple
Joseph Smith Memorial Building
This pose had some kind of significance
to someone in this group...
No idea what?
Let's just call it a "shelfie"
instead of a selfie!
We are so pleased with you, Chris, and the choices you have made and the path your good life is taking. We are so excited for your family to have the change to move to England in June to fulfill your Fulbright Scholarship opportunities on your Sabbatical from BYU for one year. What a wonderful chance for your children to live abroad again! So many in our family and at Loughborough University will benefit.
Chris is in Brazil this week so we cannot even wish him a proper Happy Birthday today. But that is OK. He's a man with important places to go and people to see. We have learned in our family that the real celebrations and holidays happen whenever we can be together. The date hardly matter anymore. We are thankful for all the high quality times we do have together. The Lord has richly blessed us all.
Mom, Dad and Company