Alright. It's time to start blogging. I've been enjoying the blog experience lately as an observer, with a few comments here and there, but I want a place to call my own. Nothing spectacular--just random thoughts which tend to revolve mostly around my Mormon faith, family, and politics, along with links to other blogs or articles that I've enjoyed or found worthwhile. Sara keeps a great blog with family pictures at lakelove.blogspot.com. I don't expect to match her in ANY way--because she really is too good to be true in EVERY way--so I won't be matching her in terms of blog quality either. And while I'm mentioning Sara--she deserves all the praise in the world. She's really too good for me. I really lucked out that I married her when I did because if I would have waited any longer, there wouldn't have been much hope for me. She's not only beautiful, but brilliant. She has so much love and energy always for our daughters--one day they too will know how lucky they are that she's their mom. And she's SO dedicated at being a wife and mother. She's also lots of fun, and funny (especially when she talks in her little kid voice). She's wise beyond her years, she's a great communicator, caregiver, and cook. I absolutely LOVE her voice--it's angelic. And there you have it. I live with an angel. Her hair always looks fantastic, even when she first wakes up in the morning. She doesn't need make-up to look like a babe, and the little she does use makes her look like, well, off the charts. (I was going to say she looks like a model but I actually don't have much experience looking at models and the few I have seen look scary to me.) Someday, I'll have to write a biography about her because she is SO worth knowing and learning from. Mostly, she is SO dedicated to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ--always has been, and it shows in the way she treats people. The sad thing is--I'm also her hardest critic--so she doesn't often think I think she's as wonderful as she is. And I don't praise her enough in public or private, so I thought now would be a good start. I wonder if it's because I don't know where to start, of if I worry that my attempt to do so would be so inadequate. Maybe, it's because it would come across like she's too good to be true. If that's the case, then I'm guilty of it and always will be, because she really is too good to be true. And people who get to know her soon think this too, but if they really get to know her, they stand in amazement (like me) because they learn that she really is that great. It's makes some people just sick, because they can't believe she's really that sweet. And sometimes she's not treated very sweet back just for spite--or is it jealously? I don't know for sure. What I do know is that I'M married to the person I always dreamed I would marry--and it's worth making last forever. And I'm glad it's going to be forever, cause I'm going to need a lot more time to learn how to be a better husband to her.
"The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven; and all other things which pertain to our religion are only appendages to it."