Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday thoughts

First of all, I would like to wish the love of my life a very Happy Birthday! It stinks to be sick on your birthday, but he's dealt with it pretty well. It was a very uneventful birthday, but Dan, I love you. I love watching you, and I love that you just keep getting better. I thought you were great when we got married, but you are even better now. Feel better and we will thoroughly celebrate when you feel better! Your wife loves you and your kids adore you.

Today in Relief Society we were talking about family history and genealogy. I will admit that neither topic has interested me much, and I shy away from it. I claim that I'm doing my part by blogging and taking pictures and such. I claim that it isn't my season to be doing stuff like this right now. Later, I will get to it later.
I had a thought during the lesson that I was too cowardly to share during class. So I will throw it out to all the blogging world (because we all know how deep my thoughts are :).
Sadly, I remember very little of my wedding. I didn't write much down and was too taken up by everything to remember much. However, I do remember taking my endowments out. The part that stands out the most is when I went through the veil. As Dan pulled me through I was suddenly surrounded by people I love. All my family was there, all of Dan's family was there, and all were hugging me and welcoming me "home" and into the family. It was such a strong feeling to see everyone that I loved in that room. I can only imagine how it will be when we die and are met, not only by the close family that has gone before, but by all our ancestors waiting to welcome us home. And, if we do our temple work, by all those that we've done the work for. If I was overwhelmed with the love I felt with just our two families, I can only imagine what it will be like for the love of generations to cross the veil.
Anyway, it kind of made me want to start doing something family history related. I've been meaning to start indexing for a long time and haven't done it, so this was hopefully the push I needed to get started. Anyone want to come show me how to do it?

5 comments:

Loni said...

Go Tarah! And indexing isn't difficult at all, just get registered and the helps for each page are on the page, line by line, column by column.

By the way I love that picture. What a great family!

Ma & Pa J. said...

Tarah, each day you spend with your little family is your family history! But, if you do get a spare minute you can just go to new.familysearch,org and register. You need your membership # and your confirmation date and then just go to the indexing part and download it to your computer. Glad Dan is feeling better.

Andrea said...

I couldn't help with the indexing stuff, but very cute family photo.

Collin said...

Kiersten has done it, so it can't be too hard, right?:) I haven't done it, but I am sure Kiersten and Collin can help ya

Rorie said...

That was my favorite and most memorable part of my endowments too. Very touching. :)