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!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Family Home Evening, February 11, 2008

Congratulations to James and Maroon5 for Grammy #3, Wow!!! Way to go!! It was so fun to share the excitement, thanks for the Wake Up call.

It seems that we are always waiting for something; it's always something. When we were kids it was Christmas, which never came, oh, it did. Then we started the cycle again.

Many good things that we desire just take time and we need to develop patience with not only ourselves but also patience with others. Patience is another form of self-control. It is the ability to postpone gratification and to display composure under stress.

If God deprives his children of any present blessing it is that he may bestow upon them greater and more glorious ones by and by.
Life is all about timing... the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable... attainable. Have the patience, wait it out It's all about timing.Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience.
George Q. Cannon

A Psalm for Life

Let us, then, be up and doing
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The Lord, Jesus Christ, is our perfect example of patience. Though absolutely unyielding in adherence to the truth, He exemplified patience repeatedly during His mortal ministry. He was patient with His disciples, including the Twelve, despite their lack of faith and their slowness to recognize and understand His divine mission. He was patient with the multitudes as they pressed about Him, with the woman taken in sin, with those who sought His healing power, and with little children. Finally, He remained patient through the suffering of His mock trial and His crucifixion." -- Joseph B. Wirthlin

How are you on the Patience Scale?

1. I wait patiently for the blessings and promises of the Lord to be fulfilled (2 Nephi 10:17)
2. I am able to wait for things without getting upset or frustrated. (Romans 8:25)
3. I am patient and long-suffering with the challenges of life. (Alma 17:11)
4. I am patient with the faults and weaknesses of others. (Romans 15:1)
5. I am patient with myself and rely on the Lord as I work to overcome my weaknesses (Ether 12:27)
6. I face adversity and afflictions calmly and hopefully. (Alma 34:40-41)

And seek the face of the Lord always, that in patience ye may possess your souls, and ye shall have eternal life. D&C 101:38

Love is patient, love is kind. And we love you!

Happy Valentine's Day to all our Valentines and their Valentines!

Mom and Dad, Robert & Shauna Valentine xoxoxoxoxoxoxox


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