Friday, September 26, 2014

THE PHOTO

This photo was taken two years ago on a Sunday drive up the canyon to look at the changing Fall leaves.  It wasn't planned, but I'm so glad we took it because it has become my favorite photo ever!
It was taken just before life would take a wild turn and deal us some pretty hard things.  This photo continues to give me hope and helps me to keep going.
It sits at the top of our stairs where everyone can see it, and see it often.  
This photo stands as a reminder that family (my family) is the most important thing in the world.  Nothing can (or should) take it's place.  That the relationships our family have is what is most important.  It stands as a reminder to keep our priorities straight.  To put nothing (Church callings, careers, hobbies, friends, recreational past-times, etc) above our family.  After all, as President Uchtdorf  says,“In family relationships love is really spelled t-i-m-e, time." 
 
It was Clint's idea to have the kids build a pyramid.  In order for it to work, each kid had to work together as a team to support each other.  If not, the pyramid would fall.  Same goes for family.  If we're not working together and supporting each other, our family will fall.  (This is something we try to stress daily in our home.) 
Support each other. Make time for each other.  Be each others best friend FOREVER (even when you grow up and have your own family).  Encourage each other.  If someone starts to fall do everything in your power to catch them and set them upright again.

To me, this photo symbolizes so much and that is why I love it.

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