Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tender Mercies

Today Cony and I spoke in church. It was special because we've never given talks together. We were given the topic 'Our Duty to God' and both feel we spoke the things that we were inspired to say. In fact it was the first talk I've ever given that I didn't question myself and think of 10 other things I could have said better.

That's not why I'm here though. I had to write an email today to my last client in Atlanta telling her that I lost all her photos when our computer AND external hard drive crashed. I not only lost those photos but photos from the wedding we shot in Florida. I think my heart stopped for a moment, but Meg quickly reminded me that we downloaded all my images on her computer before I left. We NEVER do that and the fact that she actually kept them on her computer was another miracle. Can I hear a "hallelujah"? If I would just open my eyes more, I know there are other miracles happening...

Photos were taken on UCONN's walking trail through a cow pasture. Cony is sick of being my model. Anyone else wanna come to CT to be my model??




JustMe said...

such a cute model - how charming as he walks through the field in his flowing skirt.

Tom and Vera said...

Was literally just reading this quote before I looked at your blog. I've had it for a while and I love it more each time I read it.

"We should not underestimate or overlook the power of the Lord's tender mercies. The simpleness, the sweetness, and the constancy of the tender mercies of the Lord will do much to fortify and protect us in the troubled times in which we do now and will yet live. When words cannot provide the solace we need or express the joy we feel, when it is simply futile to attempt to explain that which is unexplainable, when logic and reason cannot yield adequate understanding about the injustices and inequities of life, when mortal experience and evaluation are insufficient to produce a desired outcome, and when it seems that perhaps we are so totally alone, truly we are blessed by the tender mercies of the Lord and made mighty even unto the power of deliverance (see 1 Ne. 1:20)."

David A. Bednar, "The Tender Mercies of the Lord." Ensign, May 2005.