Oct 10, 2015 Recipe for a Good Marriage by the The Milton Scott Family
When we were 16, I met Doris at a dance, and it was love at first sight. We dated for 1 week, but then distance kept us apart. When we met again 2 years later at another dance, I immediately asked her if we could go steady. I've always felt that we must have known each other in the spirit world because we both felt the same way about each other at about the same time. We dated only 2 more weeks before I asked her to marry me. She said yes. After dating for 2 months, we were married on September 18, 1943. A year later, our first daughter was born. Over the years, we had four more children.
When we were in our mid-30s, we met two Mormon missionaries and studied the gospel with them for a year before we joined the church. A year after our baptisms, we were sealed in the Logan Utah temple. Eventually, our five children were all married and sealed in the temple, three in Salt Lake City, one in Provo, and one in Hawaii. Thomas S. Monson, who we came to know when he served as Mission President in Eastern Canada, officiated at the wedding and sealing of my middle daughter and her husband.
I believe that a successful marriage is held together by prayer. Each night at bedtime, a husband should hold the hand of his wife, across the bed, and give a vocal prayer. Following that, his wife should also give a vocal prayer. In the morning, the whole family should kneel as a group, and each family member should take time saying the prayer. I also believe that to ensure a happy marriage, a husband should give his wife a hug and kiss every morning and spend the rest of the day showing her how much he loves her.
My wife and I started our marriage with just $100. I did not have a job or a car. When I did find work and received my first paycheck, we had only 6 cents left over after our basic expenses. So, it doesn't take money to have happiness . I am now 90 years old, and we were married 68 years, so we must have done something right.
I share the following letter to coincide with the messages shown in the September 2015 issue of The Ensign about marriage and family life. I wrote this letter to my wife on our 50th wedding anniversary. At the time this letter was written, in 1993, we had 22 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Since that time, our family has grown to include 62 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
After 68 years together, the loss of my spouse was the biggest test of my life. At the age of 86, Doris passed away from cancer. I believe that she went on to prepare a place for us all to be together again. She told me, time and time again, that she had come into this world alone and she would go out of this world alone. In a poem I once read, a person who had recently departed is quoted as saying, "When you come this way alone, I'll have my arms open and give you a kiss and say welcome home."
Aug 19, 2011 by the The Riley Alexander Family
Riley and I have three amazing girls. We are so blessed and so happy!
Addi is 5 and starting kindergarten this year. She is my little helper. I can tell she is going to be the best Mommy someday.
Malli is the funniest little girl, she is a lot like Riley. She cracks me up everyday with the things that come out of her mouth.
Brielle is 6 months old. She pretty much loves her mom and only her mom. She has stranger danger. But she is the chubbiest, cutest little baby.
Nov 27, 2006 BABY EASTON IS HERE!!! by the The Chris Cervantes Family
Hello everyone! Baby Easton Cervantes is Here!!! Take a look at some of his pictures by clicking here. He is 5 Lbs & 17 inches long. He's a fighter and we are glad he is here even though earlier then expected.
Nov 25, 2006 Parking Violation by the The Josh Scott Family
Take a look at this Parking Violation Milton used to give to inconsiderate people. Classic.
Jul 31, 2006 Decadent Divas by the The Josh Scott Family
New hit song by the decadent Divas! Go listen and/or download click HERE.