9.22.2009

A Fly on the Wall

Several years ago, as a young mother, she said to me, "I wish I could be a fly on the wall to see what Preston and Janice do as parents to raise such incredible kids."

And, she was right....Preston and Janice were raising six very talented, confident, intelligent, fun, Gospel-oriented children. It was understandable that she would want to know their success strategies.

Now, many years later, as her oldest son serves a mission, I have been the fly on the wall in her home over many years to see her and her husband's success. She would be modest about what she and her husband have done, but they are raising four very talented, confident, intelligent, fun, Gospel-oriented children.

The four young adults are academic, hard-working, service-minded, family-oriented, strong and good children.

But, it's not just me that is impressed...here's just a portion of short note to this family from another family member:


"Those kids are so great. First of all, they're really patient and fun with our kids. Our boys love them so much. They love to climb and tease and tell jokes that don't make sense and the Fishers are a totally willing audience for all their silliness."

So, the truth is, she didn't need to be a fly on the wall in Preston and Janice's home.

She knew how to do it all along!

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