Last night we had a wonderful opportunity. Sister Dalton was here in Washington DC giving a fireside for YW and their mothers. Michelle and I drove up together with our girls Jenna and Alexis and with friends Robin, Hannah and Heidi. We got there moments before it was to start (because of traffic) and then had to park at the temple and run up the hill. When we got there we found the seating was all taken so we went back down the hill and watched it in the visitors center theater, which was very lovely. Her talk was powerful and relate able and inspiring. I hope the girls really enjoyed it and got a lot out of it.
Just two things I want to jot down
"one righteous girl, following the promptings of the Holy Ghost, can change the world"
she said that many times and I was so impressed with that statement. I hope the girls really take that into their hearts and learn to always stand for what is right and make a difference.
She also committed the girls to pray twice a day, read the Book or Mormon for 5 minutes a day and smile every day. She called it "spiritual intensive training".
She talked about virtue and how special the girls were.
After we walked around the visitors center and looked at all the beautiful Christmas trees. I can't wait to take the family up there next month to see everything in it's splendor. Then Robin asked if we could walk around the temple so we did. It was a nice evening. I enjoyed hearing the girls giggling in the back seat and talking with Michelle and hearing Sister Dalton. We are very blessed to have great leaders and guidance as we try and live our lives.
*bad photo taken on my camera phone
3 days ago