We want our voice to be heard against all of the counterfeit and alternative lifestyles that try to replace the family organization that God Himself established. We also want our voice to be heard in sustaining the joy and fulfillment that traditional families bring. We must continue to project that voice throughout the world in declaring why marriage and family are so important, why marriage and family really do matter, and why they always will.
Elder L. Tom Perry, "Why Marriage and Family Matter—Everywhere in the World", General Conference, April 2015
I love to be with my family. I am blessed to be part of an awesome, funny, loving, faith filled, and service oriented family. I could not have picked a better family to come to earth to.
Our son, Kyle, returned today from his mission. He was originally in Auckland, New Zealand and finished in Oakland, CA. To see his maturity and spiritual growth was and is an inspiration to me. He's always had a testimony of this gospel but to see his faith and that testimony get stronger, makes me want to be a better person. I'm extremely proud of him and look forward for his experiences to come.