Sunday, January 30, 2011

Seriously, I have the best husband....

What kind of man does so many kind things for others?  A great one and that's what I've got.

Today was stake conference and a very special one.  Year after year we have stake conference and my husband leaves over an hour early to make sure we get cushy seats.  He does this mainly for me because he knows it is important to me, and the fact that it helps the kids to pay attention and sit quietly.

We have been caught in the back a few times and it is always a nightmare.  Loud kids who can't really tell why we're at the church because they can't even see who's speaking much less hear them because of all the action figures, barbies, and crayons getting banged on metal chairs.

We were very blessed to have been visited by Elder L. Tom Perry at our Stake Conference this weekend.  What a wonderful event this was and I got to meet him twice.  I feel so lucky.  I met him long ago but I'm having a hard time remembering when exactly.  In college we used to go sleep on the street in Salt Lake waiting to attend General Conference and that is where I met Elder Oaks as he walked casually down the street to the Tabernacle but I can't quite place when I would have met Elder Perry but I do remember thinking how tall he was.

Anyway .... back to the present.  I was asked to give the benediction at last nights adult session so Dan and I arrived early to make sure I wouldn't have to make the trek to the stage from the back of the chapel and ended up sitting on the front row.  Then today my sweet husband got to the chapel an hour and a half early to make sure that we had good seats.  I always stroll in about a quarter till but today I was good and made it by 9:30.  I found them on the second row --- GREAT seats.  Let me tell you there is nothing quite like sitting there having an apostle of the Lord look into your eyes as he gives his sermon.

 Thank you sweetie for getting such great seats for our family.  About halfway through the meeting it really touched me that Dan would get such great seats for our family.  In fact he wasn't even in there to enjoy his cushy seat but was out in the lobby with our rambouctious toddler.  That is love! 

At the end of the meeting we were able to go up and shake Elder Perry's hand.  When he saw curly haired Katie he said, "Now here's the second row crew ... what a great family!"  Priceless

8 comments:

Mandy said...

awww. . .that was sweet. What a neat experience. Dan is so thoughtful. Did you know that Janessa's boyfriend is Elder Perry's grandson? He knows who Janessa is, so you could have mentioned that you're related.

Amber said...

That was a really amazing experience!! Thank you dad! I love you.

The Spanglers said...

Thoughtful husbands are wonderful. And getting to sit with them in church (when babies and toddlers aren't being noisy) is even better.

Liji and Christina Waite said...

I don't know why but what he said about your family just brought tears to my eyes. Maybe because I know how true it is and how hard you work to have such a great family. That is a great experience! Love you guys.

Olsens R Us said...

Yup, Dan's a keeper. (and I"m not just saying that because he cleaned my garage!) This brought tears to my eyes too, because I am happy for you to be able to have that kind of experience. I love the times when I feel overwhelmed by the goodness of the man I married. Add an apostle to the mix, and it sounds like a really great day!
I didn't know that about Janessa's boyfriend.....now I"m REALLY rooting for her to marry this boy, if only so we get to be at a sealing with Elder Perry LOL

Nellie said...

I haven't blog hopped for a while so "Wow" your organizing is inspiring. You have worked so hard and your results are tremendous. Dan is the Man! You both deserve a rest.

Becca said...

I don't have anything clever to say - I just love this. That is all. :)

Amy said...

I agree Danny is a keeper:)! He's has always been so thoughtful and kind. Even though I haven't seen you guys in years (is that right?) your family is an inspiration to me.