Saturday, February 20, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
I appreciated how my Live Happy magazine put it about giving cards, cookies, candy etc...on Valentine's. They indicated it wasn't necessarily an expression of love.....,
"But you know what it’s definitely an expression of? Not-hate.
And we need so much more not-hate. If we could all take a day and give each other little teddy bears with chocolate-filled hearts, we would spread so much not-hate.
And you know what people do when they feel not-hate?
They express not-hate towards others. They help each other. They solve refugee crises, fix up schools, invent cures for diseases, discover new planets, and a way to get there without traffic. People who feel not-hate also don’t cut you off in traffic; they’re the ones waving you through as you cut them off. They don’t mind because they feel not-hate, because someone probably gave them a little teddy bear for Valentine’s Day."
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Monson and Lexi had many family and friends come to the meeting and support them on this day.
Monson gave a beautiful blessing. Tayla wore Lexi's Christening gown from 21 years ago.
Blessed by: My daddy
Others who stood in the circle: Bishop Belnap, Papa Wayne Welch, Uncle Addison Welch, Rob Madsen, Terry Welch, Brady Bentley, Clark Bentley, Guy Brown, Gary Call
"Heavenly Father by the authority of the Melchizedek Priesthood we take this infant in our arms and give her a name and a blessing. The name which we have given her is Tayla Addilyn Welch. Tayla at this time we bless you that you might be able to grow up loving the gospel and loving the Lord. Tayla we have named you very particularly after the siblings of myself and your mother, and we bless you that you might be able to take the wonderful traits from each of them and make them your own. We bless you that you will have the spirit of gathering that you can gather this family together whenever needed and that you can be a missionary to those around you. We bless you that you will be able to be an example of virtue and righteousness. Tayla we love you so much and we pray for these things and all the other blessings that our Father in Heaven has for you, which are many, and we do so in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen."
Lexi, Wayne, Addison and Holly all bore their testimonies. It was a sweet, tear filled meeting.