Time of appreciation and reflection…

Last night, just after midnight as I was brushing my teeth and going to bed, I was scrolling through my instagram feed. I saw beautiful homes, I saw cute Christmas pictures and then I saw the video announcing the prophet of our church, President Monson had passed away. I was the first view on the video only posted a minute before I saw it. I quickly showed Steve who was just getting out of bed after having trouble sleeping. Which was of course not the best timing because then we were up even longer talking about President Monson and Steve had even more trouble sleeping which means he was up extra late reading some of Monson’s most recent talks and watching a few videos.

Just last night I was sitting on Hallie’s bed and we were talking about the importance of prophets. We have prophets of old and modern day prophets and their counsel is valuable.

For those that don’t share my faith and may not know Monson – he was a man who lived a life of service to others. He lived a life dedicated to God and the church. His stories were entertaining and sentimental. His messages were inspiring. He was loved and will be missed. The passing of a prophet is always a time of appreciation and reflection and today has been just that.

Today my lettering practice was based on his words – his list of amazing quotes is endless.

Thomas S Monson Quote

Thomas S Monson Quote

The Christmas magic…

The Christmas spirit is thick already and I love it. I know it can get chaotic with all the things we “need” to do and all the things we want to see. But Christmas is simple. There is a spirit about this season that seems so fleeting. One day it’s with me and it causes me to pause and the next I’m grasping at it. But one thing is for sure – it is a magical season. Everything Christmas touches is better, especially within the walls of our home. Makes me wish the season was just a little bit longer.

Christmas waves a wand

He will always stand by us…

God Stands By Us

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