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7.12.11

Graduating from BYU-Idaho

At the end of Jed's undergraduate school, he's graduating NEXT WEEK! He's getting his Bachelors in Business Management-Finance. I am so proud of him. He has worked so hard.  Tonight we went to Grad Night.  It was such a strengthening meeting. I'm so glad we went together.  We learned and were reminded of so many great things tonight.  We were taught by President Clarke 3 things,
  1. We'll be an answer to someone's prayer
  2. We'll be a light to the world
  3. and We will rise above and continue to build the kingdom of God
We are so blessed to have attended Brigham Young University- Idaho. The Lord is doing great things here, and I can't wait to go out and share with everyone what I've learned here.  
This picture will be a jewel that we'll cherish for years to come.  In this picture (left to right) is President Kim B. Clarke, me, Jed, and Vice President Henry Eyring.   Pres. Clarke is a very successful businessman that has been called to lead BYU-Idaho to success. He turned down the position of Dean of Business at Harvard University to serve here at BYU-Idaho. He also is member of the Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.   Vice Pres. Eyring is the son of Elder Henry B. Eyring, an Apostle for the church. He also serves as a Stake President in one of the Single Student Stakes here at BYU-Idaho.  He shared many stories about his father, and it was obvious how much he loves and looks up to him.  These men are instruments in the Lord's hands. They are working their best to build the Church and to build BYU-Idaho to greatness. 

So here we are. Sitting in the Taylor Chapel up on campus where Grad Night was held. We met on the first day of freshman orientation, held here- in the same chapel.  We've grown so much together in the past 3.5 years.
We're companions for eternity, ready to go out in the world together and make a difference!
One thing I'll miss the most about Rexburg is the Temple here.  I love this temple. It's where we were married.  In the temple we worship God and learn about his plan for us. It's a beautiful place that everyone should aspire to visit.  There are 137 working temples around the world!! The closest one to where we'll be in Arkansas is Memphis, TN.  I'm sad that I won't be able to look out my window and see the temple up on the hill. 

It's a bittersweet goodbye. I can't believe that we'll be leaving this wonderful place. But we're excited to go out and do some good. :)

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