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!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Family Home Evening, November 26, 2007

We attended Kent and Joan Burgon's missionary farewell on Sunday. They will enter the Missionary Training Center on December 3rd. They will serve in the visitors center at the San Diego California Temple. A couple of thoughts that were shared at their farewell:

George Bernard Shaw wrote:
"We do not stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing."
Kent changed it to:
"We do not stop serving because we get old, we get old because we stop serving."

The scriptures say:
"As I have loved you, love one another."
Kent changed it to:
"As I have served you, serve one another."

Many older people feel they have earned the right to relax and lay back and let the world go on. Deciding whether to go out and serve on a mission may seem hard and not what one may want to do at this time of life. Yet, it's not about the individual; it is about what the Lord wants the individual to do. I know there are many wonderful blessings waiting for Kent and Joan as they serve.

Hey, we are constantly learning, growing, and progressing--that doesn't happen by just sitting around.

True purpose has no time limit. True purpose has no deadline. Whether an accomplishment takes fifty years or fifteen minutes, the purpose behind it remains the same. Purpose in life exists apart from time, space and material artifacts.

Can you feel the real purpose in your life? It is not in any hurry, and it cannot be deterred by anything. Purpose does not linger, but moves steadily along with you, whatever you do and wherever you go. Purpose has no use for compromise, and finds its way forward in every situation.

When you live from your real purpose, you live beyond time. If you feel fear, anxiety or despair, dig deeper, for you have not yet fully connected with true purpose. Purpose is now and purpose is always. Live with true purpose, and leave any limitations behind.

Love to all, Mom and Dad xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

After speaking at Church services on Sunday, Joan and Kent Burgon's home filled with friends and family, probably close to a couple of hundred hungry souls.


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