Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Service for Gaylynn

Oh goodness!  Have you ever just felt like such a horrible person for not following through on something you promised to do?  That's how I feel right now!

A few weeks ago, I got a phone call from one of the dearest teenagers in the entire world.  Her name is Mattie, and this year she had her world turned upside down as her mom passed away from a rare brain disease.  I LOVE her and I LOVE her entire family.  They are among the greatest, most humble, wonderful people you could ever know.  Her dad was our bishop for several years.  Her mom was my friend.  They are the kindest of neighbors and just such good people.

Mattie has put together several wonderful things to honor her mom.  One of those is a service project to take place this Saturday, August 17.  Her phone call was to ask if I would mind sharing that on our blog to help spread the word.  I feel just terrible that I forgot about doing it until now!  I hope I can make up for it by helping to get some more people involved in this wonderful project.  You can read about it HERE.  And when you are done, go through and browse her other entries in this blog-- you will be touched by Mattie and her tremendous love for her family.

Mattie was crowned prom queen this year.  (: