Saturday, May 16, 2009

Our Young Men and Young Women

We're so proud of all of our kids.  Especially how they each set an example for the others.  Trevor has been the perfect BIG BROTHER for everyone ... I remember how he'd hold on to the back of Brooke's neck to guide her on their walks (she probably hated it).  But it insured her safety.  Trevor finished his Eagle Scout project at age 14 - this gave Bryan great incentive to do the same ... AND HE DID.  Brooke has made a point of mothering her siblings (in a good way).  She had responsibility heaped upon her at a very young age, and she not only coped with it, she EXCELLED.  Brooke completed her YW Personal Progress requirements at age 14 which gave Sierra incentive to do the same .... AND SHE DID!  Sierra was just recognized at the Stake YW Recognition Night for that achievement.  We're so proud of her, and so thankful for the program.  

Bryan has taken over as the Man in the House when Brad's been away.  He is the protector our girls need.  Very few people come close to being as generous, tender and caring as Bryan.  Sierra is our peacemaker.  She's quick to include Azure and Bryan in her activities and is an example of steadiness.  Although Azure has no younger siblings, she's still a leader and an example in our home.  She is task oriented and knows the value of humor.  Thanks to the examples of her siblings, she's a songwriter, pianist and guitar player.  

These church programs:  Scouts, Duty to God and YW are truly inspired programs.  Because of these programs, our kids have read the Book of Mormon, participated in important service, become leaders of peers, written in journals, prepared for missions and the temple.  We are so blessed to have continued revelation and a Prophet to guide us.  And Brad and I are SO blessed to have strong children with righteousness as their goals.  


Grandma Chapman said...

We are truly a blessed family.

Gramps C

Tasha said...

Well with such AMAZING and FAITHFUL parents, this does not suprise me!!

Tasha said...

that should say SURPRISE :o)

Denalee said...

Thanks guys :)