Robyn and Brett are a wonderful couple and we couldn't be more pleased or excited for them and their new life. I was not prepared for how wonderful and how hard it would be to see my daughter fall in love and get married.
There is tremendous joy in the start of this eternal family. Yes, Joy is the only word to describe the feelings of a mother seeing her daughter make the kind of choices that take her to the temple to make eternal covenants with Heavenly Father and choose a wonderful young man to build her life with. I couldn't ask for more. You can see in their faces the happiness and love they have for each other and you can see in their choices the testimony and love they have for the Lord. I am a proud mom.
Yes, it is hard too. I used to be the one Robyn came to first. Now it is someone else and although I know that having Brett in her life is what I truly want for her, it still hurts a little. During the festivities I couldn't help but think that this is how our Father in Heaven must have felt when he sent her to me. He gave her to me to teach her, to be with her, to enjoy her, to love her. I am grateful for his trust and for the gospel that builds families for eternity and not just for a little while. Now our family has grown much bigger and I am blessed because of it.