Saturday, July 14, 2012

King of Everything

Since we were on our road trip over Father's Day, we had the kids over to the house the very next weekend.  (actually it worked out great 'cause we weren't competing with time with the in-laws)  After church (and choir) we had dinner.  BBQ ribs, cheese potatoes and veggies. (This is requested nearly every year:) I also made an ice cream cake to boot.  Skylar and Sarah came downstairs just before dinner and presented Rick with a crown that appropriately said  "King of Everything".  (After trying to figure our what Rick really is king over they decided "everything" worked just fine.)  They also made him a "necklace" (for lack of a better word) that said "# 1 DAD.  After dinner we opened presents.  Gary bought him the Sequence Dice game.  Brach and Kendra bought him a new swimsuit.  Kaitlyn bought him some rootbeer and chips.  Skylar and Sarah bought him a new game called Telestrations and presented him with this cute note.........

Dear Dad
We think you are quite rad
Today is surely your day
Ane now we have something to say
Thank you for your endless care
Thank you for always being there
We are grateful for all you do
Always know that we love you
Here's a gift from the heart;
Time spent together and not apart
Sorry we can't make you thinner
But we are taking you to dinner!

I thought that they did a pretty good job throwing that one together.  (we took them up on their offer of dinner just this week and went to Braza Grill).  I bought Rick some new Levi's, new socks ,(so original, I know) some shoe polish, and the biggee.....a new golf bag.  His old one has no bottom and the clubs fall out.  Anyway,  we played a couple of games and just had a good time being together as a family.   I am blessed to be married to such an amazing man.  He is incredibly good to me and I am so thankful for our happy marriage.  I am truly blessed.

One last thought.....This week as I was reading Pres. Eyring's talk, given to the Priesthood this last conference,  I came upon this familiar scripture...

"No power or influence can or ought to be maintained by virtue of the priesthood, only by persuasion, by long-suffering, by gentleness and meekness, and by love unfeigned;
By kindness,and pure knowledge, which shall greatly enlarge the soul without hypocrisy
and without guile---
Reproving betimes with sharpness when moved upon by the Holy Ghost;  and then showing forth afterwards an increase of love toward him whom thou hast reproved, lest he esteem thee to be his enemy;
That he may know that thy faithfulness is stronger than the cords of death.
The Holy Ghost shall be thy constant companion, and thy sceptor an unchanging scepter of righteousness and truth; and thy dominion shall be an everlasting dominion, and without compulsory means it shall flow unto thee forever and ever."

When I read these words I had a spiritual experience and recognized that this scripture was speaking of my sweet husband.  All of those qualities speak of Rick Phelps.  He is truly good---inside and out:)  Like I said before,  I am truly blessed!!

1 comment:

  1. I sincerely agree about that scripture pertaining to your sweet husband. That Rick brother of mine is truly a wise, kind wonderful influence on people and fits the description in that scripture perfectly. I don't think I've ever been reprimanded by him, but I have taken lots of advice from him and I know that he's very thoughtful in the way he says things, and is a good in-tune spiritual person. This was a fun post to read, Janell, and I'm glad you all had such a wonderful time just being together. I think our grown-up kids' families are just Fantastic--and So Fun to be with!!
    Would you please tell your Sarah girl that we have her little red lap quilt and we'll get it back to her. 'k? Love, Karen