Robert & Shauna Valentine Family

Robert Young Valentine and Shauna Burgon Valentine met at BYU, fell in love and were married in 1967. They have lived in Provo, Utah; Durham and Laurinburg, North Carolina; and, for nearly three decades in Lincoln, Nebraska. Bob and Shauna moved back to Utah in 2004 into a new home in Highland. They have five grown children, Christopher, Lisa, Gina, James and Amanda and a lot of grandchildren. Enjoy news and photos of our growing family. Send comments, too. Stay in touch!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

The first snow storm of the season!

Around 4 p.m., it started to snow lightly in Provo on the BYU campus after raining all afternoon. We couldn't see the mountains from the Sky Room. You can see the Clark Law School on the left and the student parking lot, but the "Y" on the mountain is shrouded in clouds and snow.

At around 5:30, Shauna drove to Draper to attend the local broadcast of LDS Women's Relief Society Conference Broadcast with daughters Gina and Marilyn.

The Relief Society is the women's organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Founded in 1842 in Nauvoo, Illinois the organization with the motto "Charity Never Faileth," today includes more than 5.2 million women in over 170 countries. All Mormon women age 18 and older are members of the Relief Society.

The purpose of Relief Society is to assist priesthood leaders in carrying out the mission of the Church by helping sisters and families come unto Christ. The Relief Society helps sisters and their families keep the commandments to qualify for exaltation and eternal life.,5143,695214559,00.html says: To "an alarming extent" today's children are being educated by the media, President Thomas S. Monson, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints warned women during the annual General Relief Society meeting Saturday.

Media messages are potentially destructive to women, said Relief Society General President Julie B. Beck. "While these media messages may contain elements of truth, most preach a gospel of individual fulfillment and self-worship, often misleading women regarding their true identity and worth," she said. "These voices offer a counterfeit happiness and as a result, many women are miserable, lonely and confused."

"The true measure of our life is not how much we get but how much we give," noted Sister Silvia H. Allred, first counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency. "Our service should be selfless, quiet and be done willingly." Both President Monson and Sister Allred stressed the importance of the church's visiting teaching program.

After the conference, which focused on the dangers of modern media to the family, the gals (who are devoted to their children and are wonderful mothers, according to Grandpa Valentine) dined at the Citrus Grill on 123rd South.


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