Stephenson Family Ties The Barn Burnt Down
And Now I See The Moon


Home is a name, a word, it is a strong
one; stronger than magicians ever spoke,
or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
-Charles Dickens

Mimi and Popa were busy this weekend! Blissfully busy.
The fun kind of busy!  We had visitors...Clark and Jenna.  We had Brian HOME and underfoot!! We took advantage of our time together.  Brian was given a beautiful, heart-felt mission release by a counselor in the Stake Presidency up here...someone we didnt know and who didnt know us from Adam.  Nevertheless, the blessing was exactly what Brian needed to hear from his Father in Heaven.  He served well and faithfully, and his service was acknowledge by the Spirit whispering personal things to Brians heart during the blessing. Sweet peace.
This weekend we went to the Temple, worked again in David's lab, ate a lot, talked a LOT, walked, became acquainted the basics of Logan.  We toured the Mill, attended the arts festival in the park, ate some more and caught up with one another some more, got to know Jenna a little better, shared feelings, made phone calls and received phone calls from friends and loved ones.  We played with Benjamin, built a duck hutch, and killed what seems like millions of earwigs in the garden. We all went to church together...and enjoyed introducing our two handsome, tall sons and one darling  girlfriend to the ward.  We enjoyed a peaceful, relaxing Fathers Day and ate quiche and sweet potato salad, homemade rolls and pineapple as we all squeezed around our little dining room table together.
I cant tell you how many times this weekend I sent a prayer of gratitude and thanksgiving heaven ward for my blessings of such a great family.  Our children and their children are truly the light and joy of our lives. And we know these blessings come from a loving Heavenly Father. Our very breath is a miraculous gift!
This is the stuff that memories are made of!! get this...someone in the apartment complex threw away yards and yards of pergo flooring into the dumpster in front of our apartment...which I happened to notice...and covet a little...then we got to talking about what to build the duck hutch with..old lumber laying around in the back lot...or...."how about 'hardwood flooring!!??"  Our ducks will be living in style!!! te he

No comments: