Friday, October 17, 2008

YES on Prop 8!

I wanted to let you all know that I have a love for all people no matter their lifestyle. However, I will be voting YES on prop 8. I believe marriage is sacred and should be between a man and woman. Homosexual couples have all of the same benefits and privileges as a married couples.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Child Like

I was happy to play mommy #2 to my nephew Luke while Ambyr and Tyler were in New York for a week. We had so much fun! Believe it or not he taught me a lot. Several times, as I watched him, a phrase popped into my head, that we are to become like a little child (Matthew 18:3). I have often thought about that and pondered upon it's meaning. Luke did and said a few things that really inspired me to think about how I can become like a little child, in the way the scriptures are referring.
1. Luke and I were looking through a photo album on my computer. We came to a photo of me. It was probably the worst photo I have ever taken. It kind of looks like I might me about to sneeze or something. Luke pointed at the photo and said, "Look!! It's auntie!" He made no reference to how awful the photo was, and of course he didn't even know the difference. There was no judgment there. All Luke saw was his auntie.
2. Luke often points to things that look similar to something, but in fact it has a name he does not know. So instead of asking what it is he'll point to it and say what it looks like and he waits for you to tell him the actual name of it. For example we were at the park and Luke pointed to a bird and said, "Duck?" and I said, "That is a seagull." My answer satisfied him and he ran around pointing at the white birds with the gray wings yelling "seagull seagull!" very excited about his new word. We should all be so humble to know we do not yet have all of the information, and allow others to teach us.
3. Luke and I were on a walk and there was a woman was walking towards us. In Luke's deepest loudest voice he yelled to the woman, "HELLO!!!" the woman looked so pleased to be greeted by such a sweet and sincere hello, she said hi and walked past us with a huge grin on her face. We should all be so concerned with those around us.
4. We went to the playground one day and there were several little kids around of all different race and color. Luke was so excited to have playmates! He gave no regard to ethnicity or accent he was just happy to be in the company of his peers. If only we could all have such an open mind.
Thanks for the inspiration Luke!!