There has not been much going on in the last few weeks except for school. Michael is loving his new research in astrophysics and his new research advisor is really on the ball. I'm learning quite a bit of spanish (it is nice to have Michael's help understanding the concepts).
Last Sunday Michael and I spoke at our very first fireside. We were asked a few weeks ago to speak to the young men and young women in another ward about temple marriage. Specifically how we prepared for a temple marriage and what being married in the temple has meant in our lives. Michael spoke first. He introduced us and we talked a little bit about where we were from and how we met and married. Then Mikey did an excellent job talking about how to prepare for a temple marriage. He gave examples of all of the things he learned on his mission that helped him be a better husband. He also talked about some of the fun traditions we have. The kids really liked him, he was funny, charming and gave a lot of good information.
I spoke second. I talked a little bit about some of the experiences we have had since being married (Michael's parents passing away, being poor, not being able to have children) and how they have helped us to rely on the Lord. I also talked about Mark 5:23 and the daughter of Jarius. How Jarius entreated the Lord to come and "lay his hands" upon his daughter that she "may be well and live." President Howard W. Hunter was quoted as saying that these words are not only a "reminder of a father's love for his child" but that they were also a reminder that whatever the "Lord lays his hands on will live. Whether it be Jarius' daughter or your marriage." And being married in the temple is one way we can let the Lord be a part of our marriage.
We brought the camera but forgot to take any pictures. This weekend, for Valentine's Day eve we are going to go to the Oakland Temple and to visit some family. Happy Valentine's Day!