Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Days Until Brady Comes Home

This was Dad's first letter from Brady:

Oh yeah I got the MTC on lock, it's fun to get up at 6 in the A.M. and non stop work till about 10:00 at night.I haven't broken any records drinking Chocolate Milk. I've been trying to watch my figure, and yes I see Tyson on a few occasions throughout the days. Yes Nic has been on the ball by sending me goodies which is awesome, and the days go by super quick just cause there is so much to do. I heard camping was a bit of a joke so that's unfortunate to hear. The spirit here is awesome and I've learned a bunch. Tyson actually just found me as I was writing this so he said to say hello, due to lack of time I have to take off but I love you all and I will talk to you soon. You should have a letter in the mail so I don't know what the deal is. But love you talk to you soon.

This poem was written by: Grandma Bev Scott

                                        Brother Kelly, when he prayed first,
thanked the Father for each Scott
and the blessings that this family
to the Second Ward had brought.

Brother Kelson reminisced some,
telling of pool incident
when he launched young Brady skyward.
“Higher!  Higher!” 
Up he went!
                                        Kelson fretted, Brady begged more.
“He can take it,” Bryan said.
                                          Brady’s all heart, he can take it.”
That thought was this topic’s thread.
“God looks not on man’s appearance.
No, He looks upon the heart.
Brady’s heart, no doubt, will help him
do his best, do well his part.”

Chapel’s full to overflowing.
(Brady’s loved by many folks.)
When he stood, he was impressive
(starting with the best of jokes!)

His first thought was on obedience.
“It’s the armor you will wear.”
                                        Next he talked about forgiveness.
“Imperative, if you do care!
Forgive all men, as Jesus taught us.
                                                         (By example we know how.)
On the cross, He said “Forgive them.”
(If it’s needed, do it now!)

It was love, the final topic,
that was touching, that was sweet.
“All my life’s I’ve been surrounded
by pure love that’s been complete.”
He made mention of a good friend,
then paid tribute to his mom.
“At her home, my friends were welcome….
didn’t matter where they’re from.”
                                              “How I love my older sister.
even though we bicker some.
I’m so glad she’s here with roommates.
(Down from Logan they had come.)

“Dad has been superb example
in all aspects of my life.
So has Nicki who accepts me.”
(He is loved by father’s wife.)

In conclusion, Brady talked of
Gratitude for good, great friends
and for Joseph Smith’s example.
“The Church is true!”
With that, he ends.

Back at home, a celebration!
Long, white tent set in backyard.
Tables laden with a real feast.
Enjoying it will not be hard!

                                                  Neighbors, friends, and lots of cousins,
                                            aunts and uncles by the score:
                                        Valantines, Sandbergs, and Utleys,
                                          Taylors, Allens, Batemans, more.

             Grandma Joanne’s in the kitchen,       
     serving  up delicious things.
Grandma Bev is watching Gavin
on the tramp, with jumps and springs.

More and more guests keep arriving.
Were five thousand fed this day?
It was awesome to behold it.
Miracles, I think, hold sway!

Yes, this time will be remembered.
Good things happened in Midway.
Then, that evening’s there’s an eclipse.
(Doesn’t happen every day!)

Brady, hold these happy memories.
Truly , many love you so.
You’ll be awesome with your big heart.
Work, pray, fast, and

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Today was a great day! Brady's talk was so great! He highlighted Christlike attributes.

Obedience: "The discipline contained in daily obedience and clean and wholesome living builds an armor around you of protection and safety from the temptations that beset you as you proceed through mortality.

Forgiveness: "forgiveness is not going to be easy, but Christ said, " I will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men."  Christ died for us and without hesitation he said,"father forgive them for they know not what they do." No other example known to man is a more perfect example of obedience and forgiveness.

Love: "Love one another" How easy and simple is that? Brady paid tribute to his friend Chris, and his Mother for her example and how much she cares for everyone she comes in contact with.  He expressed how proud he was to be his father's son. For the example he has been over the years.

Brady told his siblings, Jordan, Bailey, Hayden, Kara, and Gavin how much he loved each one of them. "I am so blessed with all the friends, and family that I have had in my life."

 Gratitude for Joseph Smith, and for a living prophet. Brady especially expressed his gratitude to his loving Savior and his sacrifice.

What a great man Brady has become. All of his parents are proud to call him our son. We know that he will face some of the hardest challenges and some of the sweetest experiences of his life. It is hard to let him go, but we know the Lord will find a great instrument in him.