My Life: Not a Consolation Prize

While pedaling my stationary bike this morning (20 whole minutes!) I re-read President Eyring’s talk on Our Perfect Example from the October General Conference. As expected, it lifted my spirits.

I’ve grown up in the church and my memories are clear as day of sitting in Sunday School only eight years old and even younger. I knew my family was different because we didn’t have a dad in our family like the pictures the teacher always held up. I distinctly remember the thought process, even as young as I was. “That’s OK. You can grow up and make the whole family.” I think I knew even before I was eight that it was my choice. My life would be whatever I chose.

In the past 40-plus years the dynamics of the average family in the church has changed so much.

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