dear future husband:
i am so grateful to my parents.  my mother is a wise, wise woman.  remember her sage advice, here and here?  yeah, i am so grateful that she’s so amazing.  i’m also so grateful that she met and fell in love with my father.  he, too, is such a great example.
i can only hope that i will be that type of parent.  i remember him teaching me valuable spiritual lessons: following the prophets, no matter what; paying your tithing; loving the Lord with all your heart.  those sorts of things.
recently, i’ve started wondering how i would react if one of my children left the Church.  i have relatives who have left, and i have seen inactivity first hand.  its hard.  i don’t know how i would react.  hopefully, though, we will have raised them in such a way that they will return.  hopefully, we will love them enough that somehow, and at sometime they will return.
x leslie
ps.  i really want to be a mother.  don’t let my beliefs about women’s rights confuse you.  i think motherhood is the best calling a person can hope for.

love song

“you are the best thing” .ray lamontagne

Baby, it’s been a long day
Baby, things ain’t been going my way
You know I need you here, you clear my mind,
All the time

And baby, the way you move me, it’s crazy,
It’s like you see right through me, you make it easier,
You please me, you don’t even try

Because,
You are the best thing
That ever happened to me

Baby, we’ve come a long way
Baby, you know I hope and I pray that you’ll believe me,
When I say this love will never fade away

Because,
You are the best thing
That ever happened to me

Now both of us have known love before,
To come on all promising like the spring
Just to walk on out the door
But our hearts are strong and our hearts are kind,
Now let me tell you just exactly what is on my mind,

Your are the best thing
That ever happened to me