Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Anchors

Roy was made Bishop in our church last week. It was an amazing day with experiences too sacred to share on a blog site. My soul was full and my mind was on overload. When I was speaking I mentioned my inadequacies and questioned my ability to be a strong support. But when Roy was at the pulpit speaking, he gave me a tribute that I want to remember into the eternities. I don't know if it was the words exactly, or the feeling I could feel teeming inside him that made it so memorable. But when he spoke it was like poetry. I will share what I remember, but I'm sorry that I've lost his phrasing and words that made the imagery so beautiful.
























He said... "Catherine thinks of herself as an anchor that drags me down, but what she has never realized is that she has a depth, sensitivity, and knowledge of the gospel and life that one can only get if you have been to the depths and gained it there.

I see her as my anchor, in the best of ways. I'm able to grow and stretch and learn because she anchors me. Without her I would have been crashed on the rocks long ago."

Thank you, my dear and cherished partner. I will always treasure your image of an anchor. I love you.

9 comments:

Emily said...

What wonderful words! I so agree with those words- and how beautifully said.

Sarah Jean said...

I love your husband. I totally agree with his words. You will never know how much you mean to my daughter and I. I wish my other children knew you as well as we feel like we do. Love you Catherine.

RATCH! said...

That is beautiful, thank you. You are both in for a wild ride :) but a well worth it ride.

Michelle said...

Wow!! that made me tear up!! my mother is right, i cherish that time when i came to stay with you guys more than i can even say. i feel like i know your whole family better because of it. i love, love, love you and all your wonderful ways!!

Kimmy Sunshine said...

Ah, never a truer statement was ever uttered. Thanks so much for sharing this special moment with us. I agree 110% with Michelle, I loved the time I spent with your family and truly go back and forth about coming and visiting again. You both will do a tremendous job in this new calling. Love you guys.

angie said...

i heard it - it was poetic and beautiful - what a duo you make!

Abbie said...

This warmed my soul to the very core. I love my parents and hope and pray that i can be as wonderful as them someday

lane said...

This reaffirms my faith in inspired callings--Roy is one of the most selfless, Christ-like people I've ever met. He will be wonderful.

Only Roy would be able to put some of Catherine's magic into words that way. Your ward will benefit from your love and wisdom--lucky them!

Eva's Mom said...

I love your family, Catherine.