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WeaKly QuoTe: Sometimes Weekly, sometimes Weakly, sometimes not so Weakly.


"I told him (Jeffrey R Holland, while attended college, to his son Matt, age 5) that every dad makes mistakes but that they don’t mean to. I told him it wasn’t his fault I had had a bad day. I told him that when boys are 5 or 15, dads sometimes forget and think they are 50. I told him that I wanted him to be a small boy for a long, long time, because all too soon he would grow up and be a man and wouldn’t be playing on the floor with his toys when I came home. I told him that I loved him and his mother and his sister more than anything in the world and that whatever challenges we had in life, we would face them together. I told him that never again would I withhold my affection or my forgiveness from him, and never, I prayed, would he withhold them from me. I told him I was honored to be his father and that I would try with all my heart to be worthy of such a great responsibility." Jeffrey R Holland

“… If you will keep your [children] close to your heart, within the clasp of your arms; if you will make them … feel that you love them … and keep them near to you, they will not go very far from you. …” President Joseph F Smith

… We must not pull away from our children. We must keep trying, keep reaching, keep praying, keep listening. We must keep them 'within the clasp of our arms.'” extension, Jeffrey R Holland