be the light!

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a few weeks ago i gave a lesson at church to a group of women called the relief society.  it is an amazing group of women who have been so very supportive and inspirational to me and my family.  with this recent foot surgery i am required to stay off my foot and elevated for 6-8 weeks, and they have been graciously bringing in meals for our family.  this is so helpful because ryan has gone from full time working firefighter to full time dad/caregiver over night.  it has really helped lighten his load.  it’s an honor to be a part of such a great organization, 6 million women strong, one that helps it’s members and all people alike.  in short, the relief society has provided countless hours of service and immeasurable acts of relief to people around the world.

i’m not sure i have ever been so moved by a lesson that i want to share it on my blog, but this one really hit me hard! it focused on the importance of strengthening and preserving the family unit….the most valuable unit on earth and in heaven.  i won’t go in to all of details, but the most important point i took from the lesson was that we have to be the light.

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i handed out these little light bulbs to everyone who who came to the meeting that day.

be-the-light-quotei LOVE that!  it is just was so clear. the light…the workshop…it paints such a great image in my mind of how this works.  i know with out a doubt that i must be the light in our home.  my mood, my attitude, my actions, my words, my ideas, my activities, my goals, my outlook…my very countenance should reflect…light.  i know that when i am the light, my children and husband will be energized…charged, even ignited to go and take on the world.  and then…their little lights will shine.  ahhhh, it is the sweetest reward.  it’s truly the best thing for me to see…it’s simply…bliss.  

and so it’s simple really, it starts with you…be the light!

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