Time sure does not stop. It seems like yesterday I was the one in the bridal photo and here we are 18 years later at a dear friends daughters reception. How is it possible that the little 5 year old who was at our reception so long ago is now old enough to get married. Erin has grown up to be such a wonderful young woman. She has served a mission. She graduated from BYU this winter and is now starting a new adventure with her husband Benjin. So dearly missed was her mother Maryanne who passed away this past year of cancer. While my heart was rejoicing for Erin at the same time my heart was breaking for her to think that she couldn't share this moment with her mother and that her mother won't be there as she becomes a mother, and then on the other hand her mother was there as looking at Erin is like looking at her mother. I am so grateful we had the opportunity to go to her reception and be apart of this amazing moment in her life as well as to be reminded that this life we have is ever so short. We need to soak in every moment and count our many blessings. Maybe that is the lesson for 2016. Congratulations Erin and Benjin!