Sunday, March 28, 2010

Happy Easter

Dear Family and Friends,

Since we've been at school, we have missed you (yes, even those of you that live has prevented us from spending as much time as we would like). And I just wanted to take a minute and wish you a very Happy Easter in a week and let you know how much we love you! We are so grateful to have such wonderful people in our lives, and we feel very fortunate to know you, to love you and to be loved by you.

So, have a great week, have a wonderful Easter Sunday, hunt lots of eggs, and do a lot of thinking about the Savior.

We love you. Love,
The Holbrooks (Dan and Leslie)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Stand for the Family

Last weekend, Daniel and I had a wonderful opportunity to attend a symposium on the family. I had signed up for it weeks before the actual event because I thought it looked interesting and very important. I completely forgot about it until three days before the event took place, but I was very excited and willing to drop everything (especially homework) to go to this thing.

The Stand for the Family Symposium was put on by a group of students at BYU, and it brought people from all over, attending it and participating in it. There were speakers from BYU and from other Universities and institutions. They talked a lot about the families and the different issues facing the family today: divorce, pornography, same-sex marriage, abortion. It was so worth attending! I learned so much about these things and about where different countries and states stand on these issue and about how we can help stem these trends. It was so exciting to me, because before, I knew about how wrong these issues can be, but my whole attitude was "live and let live", as long as it doesn't hurt me or my family. But now, I see how much of a problem it is, how much it affects me (even without me realizing it), and the great many problems they will create (and already do create) in society. I feel this great passion now to save the family and to stand for the family.

What a wonderful experience it was!