Sunday, September 27, 2009

My Baby is Grown


Amazing how soon your little ones grow up and have their own little ones. My youngest son Jeff who will be 27 in Dec is a very serious, dedicated and faithful young man who served a two year mission for our church in Japan. Married to Rachel also a returned missionary who served in Alaska they are expecting a baby girl in December. Jeff was ordained as a High Priest in our church today. What an unexpected blessing. He will be responsible for temple work and genealogy in his ward working with the older men. (Photo above of new Draper Utah temple.) In his patriarchal blessing he was told that he would help "set in order the affairs of the church" but this new calling was a surprise to us all but an inspired decision by his leaders who appreciate his enthusiastic service to the church.

It was delightful to have so many of my FAMILY together today to celebrate this milestone in Jeff's life. His in laws and brother in law were there as well as his brother Dan, sister in law Tina and their children. I am so pleased and proud to be his mother. He will carry on the family legacy of genealogy. (Here's some photos taken at church and the party afterwards at Dan's home-he's the one in the apron with the camera below.) We CONNECTED!



A day to remember always...(l-r: me, Jeff and Rachel)

11 comments:

jerusharen said...

Wow, congratulations! How wonderful to have such a faithful and hard working son. Family History too, you must have some fun conversations and projects going. I ran into your son Dan at a restaurant in Lehi where we were celebrating Carrie's birthday. He wanted me to blog about how he has read your book so you can be proud of him. I suppose leaving a comment can be equal to blogging about it. Thanks for all you do for the family!

SandyCarlson said...

Congratulations to your son and to you! That is a joyful bit of news to wake up to.

Sharlotte said...

a time of true joy

gigi-hawaii said...

My sister-in-law and my neighbors are Mormon. Very nice people, devoted to service to others.

kavita said...

Congratulations to you and your son and his family..you must be a very proud mom.

Cheryl said...

How very wonderful for your son and your family. You must be bursting with pride. And how great to be in charge of geneology??

Kay said...

Congratulations, Lin! This is most certainly a proud day for all of you.

Mare said...

How wonderful and heart-warming to read about your son and how proud you are of him! God bless you and all of your family.

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

that is absolutely, perfectly wonderful. a measure of the man, i'd say

Rambling Woods said...

What a wonderful honor and I can see how proud you are. It is also interesting learning about your Church.. Congrats!!! --Michelle--

Jeff said...

Thanks for sharing the photos mom, it was a great day! Lots of work to do for everyone with the new familysearch, and lots of great opportunities to come. Exciting stuff!