Remember my post about patience? Well we decided to test it out with this:
Friday, January 1, 2010
Everywhere in nature we are taught the lessons of patience and waiting. We want things a long time before we get them, and the fact that we want them a long time makes them all the more precious when they come.
~Joseph F. Smith
~Joseph F. Smith
Patience: What Im hoping to learn this year.
Christmas this year was a hard but good one being the first Christmas year without Grandma. We all had a wonderful time being with family and doing what Grandma would have wanted us to do.
Breakfast was really hard for me this year. I took my Grandmas place and helped my mom cook the ebelskivers. I know Grandma was right there helping us and adding her special touch to everything.
Then there was this. This was my Grandmas that her brother brought back from his mission in New Zealand. It is small neck pendant in the form of a human fetus, used by the Maori of New Zealand as a fertility symbol. Usually carved of green nephrite or a jade like stone called pounamu that is found along the western coast of the South Island, hei tikis normally are worn only by women. The object is believed to possess magical powers that increase as it is passed on from generation to generation. Aunt Tami happened when this was given to Grandma! With what Brandon and I are going through, Grandpa thought it should go to us, and no one else wants the "powers" of it right now!
On the 26th Brandon's parents took us all to see the Lion King. It was AMAZING!! We loved it. I didn't take any pictures but when I get copies I'll post them.
Thanks to all for our families for a wonderful Christmas and all the memories that were made. We love you all!!