Monday, January 7, 2013

Sister Heather

Heather. Beautiful Heather.

I always wanted to be her when I grew up. Who wouldn't? She was smart and pretty and spiritual and had lots of boyfriends. 

Although I didn't turn out like Heather (I wasn't one to have lots of admirers, for one), I still want to be like her when I grow up. This is one of the best parts of being in a big family. You have all of these role models to choose from. People to pattern your life after. It's a blessing to be at the tail end.

One attribute of Heather's that I would like to have is that she is strong. She's a strong mother to her kids. I remember one time we stayed at her house and were there as they put their kids to bed. Her kids were very little, yet they read the scriptures as a family even when her kids could barely sound out the words. It stuck with me. She tries. She's always trying to lead them in the right direction. Teach them to be strong like she is. She has a strong testimony. She BELIEVES in the Gospel because she has lived it, she uses it in the tough times as well as the happy. She is strong even physically and values the importance of the human body. She is strong in the management of her home, creating good habits and sticking with them. I love that one especially at this stage of my life. Something I want to emulate. And lastly she is a strong leader, her children's kind and thoughtful nature can only be attributed to their mother's own example.

Couldn't ask for a better sister.

Happy Birthday Heather!

1 comment:

  1. What a nice tribute to Heather--I tried calling her on her birthday but I guess I have an old phone number. That proves it's been too long since we've talked!