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Letter from the Editor
Last month, my oldest son, Asher, was baptized. It was an occasion Asher and I looked forward to; family came from out of town, we invited lots of friends. It was a lovely day.
After the baptism, I thought about the friends who came and those who didn’t. It’s not that I have hurt feelings towards those who couldn’t come. Those Saturday baptisms are hard to attend while juggling dance schedules and baseball games.
I was, above all, touched at who came. Many who came are our friends who question the Church (and live miles from our stake center). They knew this day was important to me and my family, and they came to witness this event even as it brought up difficult and tender feelings around their own relationships with the Church.
The majority of my friends who didn’t make it to the baptism were members of my ward. I love these friends. They are the ones I call when I need an emergency babysitter or if I want to go for a run after a long day. I thought we were pretty close.
But, then, I had to pause…maybe we’re not that close, and it is my fault we aren’t closer.Read More