As Latter-day Saints, a lot is expected of us. But, as King Benjamin reminded his people, everything should be “done in wisdom and order.” The Lord doesn’t expect us to “run faster than [we have] strength” — counsel each of us should remember as we prioritize what is most important in our lives. Continue reading ‘To every thing there is a season’
Fiona was having a hard time sleeping without her pacifier. So she prayed and found the help she needed. Continue reading An early testimony of prayer
An email update sent Tuesday, 13 May 2014, by Susan to family members about our giant, happy four-month-old in the dinosaur pajamas. Continue reading Heeeeeeeere’s Colin!
Peace with Peter Once, when Fiona was about two, she was having a meltdown and was so angry at Mama that she wouldn’t speak to her. So Mama picked up Peter (from The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats) and started talking to Fiona about what was bothering her. Fiona sat in Mama’s lap for a few minutes having a conversation with Peter. It really … Continue reading Memories with Fiona’s friends (of the stuffed sort)
All we had to go on was a name, a street, and a postal code. But sometimes when things seem like they’re not working out, that’s exactly how they’re supposed to work out. Continue reading My favorite mission story
All of us can share the pure love of Christ—and we all need to feel it from others. Continue reading ‘Lift up the hands that hang down’
Even on the most bitterly cold of days, we still have the ability to warm someone else. Continue reading On a cold day in Krakow
I’d rather make pencils than push them. Continue reading Yearning for the simple life
Colin’s coming into our family on Thursday, 2 January 2014, was a watershed moment in our lives. Here’s how it happened. Continue reading Colin’s arrival
On a fateful summer day, a station wagon meets its fate—and then rises from the ashes. Hey, if it’ll drive, it’ll do. Continue reading The burning of the Phoenix
A subway ride in Queens unexpectedly brings a young girl’s beloved stuffed animal into our family. Continue reading The story of Maria
The family that plays together stays together. Good thing we do a lot of playing. Continue reading Family fun
A (mostly) true story from one day in the life of the Hibdon family.
“Right!” Susan said. “The key words here are ‘back in the sixties,’ when Johnson was president, people wore bellbottoms, you made tuna casserole, and smoking was the hip, groovy thing to do. Notice that all of those things are bad ideas.” Continue reading Folly & foolishness
In collaboration with Martin and Ellen | Irwin collapsed between the gnarled black roots of the ancient oak tree. He peered up, up into the green leaves at the golden sun. All around him were enormous trees, their leaves rustling in the chill wind. He analyzed his plight. He was hopelessly lost. Continue reading Irwin Wilburmeier: King of Dingle Hollow National Park
Our move to New York has one overarching theme: it was not just coincidence. Continue reading How we ended up here