THIS IS OUR DAUGHTER KARRISSA, HER HUSBAND, BRAD, CHILDREN, WYATT, MONROE, AND MAVERICK. SOON TO BE JOINED BY CASH OLIVER BAILEY.
The following thoughts came from a talk given to the Young Women in the church.
The Savior’s Example by M. Russell BallardI have been drawn to an interchange between God the Father and His eldest and Only Begotten Son, who is the ultimate example of living up to one’s premortal promises. When God asked who would come to earth to prepare a way for all mankind to be saved and strengthened and blessed, it was Jesus Christ who said, simply, “Here am I, send me” (Abr. 3:27).Just as the Savior stepped forward to fulfill His divine responsibilities, we have the challenge and responsibility to do likewise. If you are wondering if you make a difference to the Lord, imagine the impact when you make commitments such as the following:“Father, if You need a woman to rear children in righteousness, here am I, send me.”“If You need a woman who will shun vulgarity and dress modestly and speak with dignity and show the world how joyous it is to keep the commandments, here am I, send me.”“If You need a woman who can resist the alluring temptations of the world by keeping her eyes fixed on eternity, here am I, send me.”“If You need a woman of faithful steadiness, here am I, send me.”Between now and the day the Lord comes again, He needs women in every family, in every ward, in every community, in every nation who will step forward in righteousness and say by their words and their actions, “Here am I, send me.”My question is, “Will you be one of those women? Now, I know most of you want to. But how will you do it? How, in a world filled with deceptive messages about women and the family—and the significance of both to the Lord—will you perpetually respond to the Lord, “Here am I, send me”?
I am so proud of my daughter for being that type of woman. The one who would say, "here I am send me."
What a blessing it is to be an eternal family. How grateful I am to have been entrusted with a sweet little angel who became a beautiful Daugher of God.
I truly do, in the words of one of my favorite hymns, "Stand all amazed.........please remember our daughter and Brad in your prayers as they welcome little Cash into their family tomorrow. I am eternally grateful