“To you who are parents, I say, show love to your children. You know you love them, but make certain they know it as well. They are so precious. Let them know. Call upon our Heavenly Father for help as you care for their needs each day and as you deal with the challenges which inevitably come with parenthood. You need more than your own wisdom in rearing them.”
Thomas S. Monson

Friday, November 25, 2011

Camping Fun With Adrienne


Adrienne is so much fun! While camping she was telling us how her seminary teacher had looked up everyone's names and shared them with the whole class. It seems there were many beautiful and uplifting meanings, such as beauty, beloved, visionary, favored of God, and such. Adrienne means "dark one". She teasingly asked me why I named her darkness and from then on we joked and had fun with her name meaning. Kinda funny, Annalina means graceful light. So our light haired daughter is name for darkness and our dark haired daughter's name means light! Hmmmm.

Anyway, we so enjoy having Adrienne with us still. I realize she could have chosen two years ago to move on with her life and go off to school. I am grateful that she is happy here with us for the time being. I know she will leave us one day, but I am so happy I get to see her each day and watch her with his siblings. She is kind and generous and full of compassion. There have been days I just could not function properly in my role as mother and she has gladly jumped in and taken care of kids or dinner or whatever else has needed doing. She is a great example to our entire family and I am so proud of her!

Now, without further ado...Adrienne in all her silliness!! Camera shy? I think NOT!


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