FC: Just a Few Happy Memories of Mom and Dad
1: Thank you, mom. Thank you, dad. Three small words. So much to add. For all your love and your support a million words would be too short. The words, "I love you" seem to few to express the love we have for you. Love, Kristin and Anjuli
2: EVERYTHING MOM How did you find the energy, Mom To do all the things you did, To be teacher, nurse and counselor To me, when I was a kid. How did you do it all, Mom, Be a chauffeur, cook and friend, Yet find time to be a playmate, I just can't comprehend. I see now it was love, Mom That made you come whenever I'd call, Your inexhaustible love, Mom And I thank you for it all. By Joanna Fuchs
4: WHAT MAKES A DAD God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun,The calm of a quiet sea, The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night, The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagle's flight, The joy of a morning in spring, The faith of a mustard seed, The patience of eternity, The depth of a family need, Then God combined these qualities, When there was nothing more to add, He knew His masterpiece was complete, An so, He called it...Dad
7: A wee bit of heaven drifted down from above- A handful of happiness, a heart full of love.
8: Sisters | When mom, myself and Anjuli would go to the Ogden city mall we would always get a Chick’fil’a sandwich and a Sees Candy lollipop. To this day every time I go to the mall I make it a point to stop and get a chocolate lollipop from Sees. Mom’s purse would always fall off her shoulder or she would need to keep adjusting the straps so Anjuli and I would always fight over who got to hold the hand on the side without the purse. - Kristin
9: I love you with all my heart | I remember when I got my tonsils out when I was six years old. When I was trying to wake up from the anesthesia I remember feeling really nervous right at first. Then I knew mom was there and I felt so much better, plus she gave me what I thought was the cutest stuffed puppy I had ever seen! Mom gave me ice chips whenever I asked and I felt so special and loved. - Anjuli
10: After college, while working at a drug prevention and treatment referral organization, Dad used to always call me on our 1-800 line and we would just talk and talk sometimes over an hour. I really enjoyed those calls. - Kristin | I remember always having fun birthday parties growing up. Mom always put together party bags for my friends to take home and we played carnival type games, like eating powdered donuts hanging from a string and getting powdered sugar all over our faces and up our noses. Something kind of silly but really memorable and fun was when she would throw candy all over the yard and set us kids loose to race out and pick it all up and put it in our party bags! - Kristin
11: I remember taking walks around the neighborhood with dad when we lived in Washington. Although I can’t figure out how it ever started (or how I wasn’t totally embarrassed!), I remember having so much fun as we would pretend to be gorillas on these walks. We really perfected the primate walk and talk, but most importantly, we created fun memories that I’ll have forever. - Anjuli
12: One of my most embarrassing moments was when I threw up three times during my endowment session at the temple! In spite of that rocky start, my marriage is one of my greatest blessings. Thank you for your examples of commitment and love. - Anjuli
14: Grandma & | Grandpa
15: Grandparents hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.
17: I loved it when the boys and I would come to your house and mom would teach me how to quilt. It was so therapeutic to learn something new and know the boys were happy at the same time! Thanks for teaching me this skill, mom. It's something that I will use and love for the rest of my life. - Anjuli
18: Fun Times | I remember cheese and cracker nights. DELICIOUS! -Kristin
19: When I was 10 or so, the boys thought it would be funny to play a practical joke on mom and dad. Of course, I was the one swayed to play the victim when they had me lye on the driveway with a staged bike crash and blood (ketchup) all over my leg. When mom and dad came home, they stopped halfway up the driveway, got out of the car and ran up to me as the boys watched out the window. - Kristin
20: Thanks Mom and Dad for all the memories and for all the memories to come! We love you both!