Sunday, April 26, 2009

40 years ago today, edited


[Edit: Posted another pic to show that G does smile now and then, even for photos. :-)]
J's parents were baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 40 years ago today. They were eighteen and nineteen. J's mom had been dizzying her priest with questions about religion and she was unsatisfied with the answers. She and J's father were engaged, and they met with missionaries from the LDS church while they were supposedly out delivering wedding invitations (my mil's father was opposed to the Church at that time, so they couldn't see the missionaries at home). One week after their wedding, they were baptized.

Something I really appreciate about J's family is their tradition of miracles. They have innumerable stories about miracles, large and small, in their lives. They have great faith and they act on it. They are obedient. They live with gratitude, praise, and thanksgiving. Consequently, their lives are rich and abundant.

7 comments:

Ave said...

That is a great picture of them, some one needs to give G a little pinch to make her have more of an expression though! I have a feeling that Lmx is going to be like that about pictures, he is already getting a little weird about them, he does this really agressive fake smile and tells me that he is embarrased. Oh well.

Mallory said...

That's a cool story! Thanks for sharing!

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Can I just say that J's mom is gorgeous! Very nice story. I wonder if it is a Hispanic thing to really believe in miracles. My Mexican grandparents are the same way.

yesweareonmars said...

Everyone's smiling but one. Guess you have a teenager in the house....hee hee

Love the story and I agree with chocolate, Mom looks great.

Meg said...

Great picture. And your last few sentences say it all.

Ave said...

Awww, I like that one. Thanks for humoring us Georgie! You are all so beautiful.

Gabriela said...

That's such a cool story. And, i agree, your MIL is beautiful. :)