You are not alone

"You are not alone on this journey. Your Heavenly Father knows you. Even when no one else hears you, He hears you. When you rejoice in righteousness, He rejoices with you. When you are beset with trial, He grieves with you...He sees you not as the world sees you; He sees who you really are. He looks on your heart. And He loves you, because you are His Him earnestly, and you will find Him" -Pres Uchtdorf

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Cousins by birth...friends by choice :)

So proud of this young man's decision to serve a mission. This is Will's cousin Whitley. They are only 8
months apart in age and were quite the little buddies growing up. Even when our families moved apart every time they got together it was as if they'd spent no time apart. I have loved watching them grow up together. I wasn't sure if Whitley was going to go on a mission. For a long time he talked about joining the Army just like his older brother and grandpa before him. After returning back to Vernal after coming down to Will's farewell I got a text from Whit saying he couldn't find Will's phone number. After giving it to him he shared with me why he needed it. He said that Will had set a great example for him and after hearing him speak that morning he knew what he needed to do...serve a mission. He was going to contact his Bishop that next Sunday and start getting ready. He would've been a great soldier but I'm so glad he decided to wait on that for a short while to sacrifice his time and serve a mission. My heart is so full right now as I watch this video over and over again crying each time. Oklahoma is a very lucky and blessed place to have the future Elder Peterson amongst them. Can't wait to hear his sweet stories as well. Congratulations Whitley!!

Oklahoma baby!

Posted by Kim Patterson Anderton on Friday, April 3, 2015

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