Today's LDS gem - so true. "In today's world, where Satan's aggression against the family
is so prevalent, parents must do all they can to fortify and defend their
families. But their efforts may not be enough. Our most basic institution
of family desperately needs help and support from the extended family and
the public institutions that surround us. Brothers and sisters, aunts and
uncles, grandparents and cousins can make a powerful difference in the
lives of children. Remember that the expression of love and encouragement
from an extended family member will often provide the right influence and
help a child at a critical time."
(M. Russell Ballard, "What Matters Most Is What Lasts Longest," Ensign, Nov. 2005, 43)
I and mine have been greatly blessed. Thank you dear friends, dedicated leaders and teachers, and extended family!