June 22, 2015

in a white shirt and tie

My favorite thing about these pictures is that Jeremy is wearing his white shirt and tie. Every Wednesday night, as part of his current church calling, he takes time away from school and family to visit members of our ward. This particular night he took a few minutes to sit down and read a story to Madeline before leaving. 

Being a member of this church provides lots of opportunities to serve in different capacities at different times. Sometimes it's really hard having Jeremy away so much. I'll be honest and say getting the kids ready for church by myself and often having to sit alone through Sacrament meeting isn't my favorite. But I'm so grateful to have a husband who is worthy and willing to serve the Lord however he is needed.

When my kids think back on their childhood, I hope they have memories of their dad in a white shirt and tie. Whether he's serving as bishop or nursery leader, I know Jeremy will always come dressed in his best to serve the Lord. It's part of who he is and one of the many ways he is faithful to his priesthood. I have so many memories of my dad coming and going in Sunday clothes and I know Jeremy does too.

It is traditional in our church to have father's bless their children soon after they are born. Often times all white outfits are worn. Madeline wore a beautiful white dress on the day she was blessed. On Luke's blessing day I put him in a white shirt and tie because my hope for him in his life is that he wears the combination often, just like his dad and grandpa's and so many uncles. 

A belated happy father's day to all the great men in my life and in the lives of my children. Especially to the father of my children, it's been pretty great watching you grow as a dad.

1 comment :

  1. YES. I have to work really hard not to be selfish with my husband and church callings. But I love what you said about it. Dads are powerful examples.


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