As I listen to a beautiful arrangement of "For the Beauty of the Earth" I am overcome by feelings of gratitude for the beautiful earth that our Heavenly Father has created for us. The spring time here in Maryland is beyond description. All of the blossoms bursting in their various colors (popcorn popping according to Madelyn) The lush green, and all the blissful sounds of so many different kinds of birds I never knew existed.
I am also grateful for the spiritual recharging I got from Conference. I still feel the uplifting messages in my heart even days after they were delivered and they give me hope for the future. In spite of all the chaos and calamity in the world I feel so blessed to have a family that I love and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I have been blessed with a beautiful wife and equally beautiful children. Is it any wonder that the family is central to the plan of happiness.