When we were in Vegas we went to church before we began our drive home. Luckily we had much better luck going to church than our last trip. It was the first Sunday of the month so that means fast and testimony meeting. For anyone who may not be familiar with this, in the LDS church on the first Sunday of the month members of the congregation are given an opportunity to come and bare their testimony or express their beliefs in the Savior.
Sometimes, unfortunately, people's testimony's tend to drift from what they should be. They become travel logs of someone's favorite vacation, or someone just blubbering about how much they love their family and nothing else.
While we were at church in Las Vegas we were subjected to one such testimony. A father got up and began talking about how grateful he was for his family. He then proceeded to say how beautiful his daughter was and that she was like a beautiful rose; not one of those ugly desert roses that dies quickly but a real rose (his words-not mine). He then went on to say that his daughter was this way because she has made good choices and has led a good life.
So far, well definitely no mention of the the Savior, but not too bad... but wait.
Then he went on to tell how his daughter texted a bunch of friends to wish them happy fourth of July. And did you know that she got six text messages back, wishing her the same, and all six of those messages were from boys, as she is such a beautiful rose.
Now whether this is an appropriate testimony or not; if this had been my dad I think I would have fire shooting out of my eyes from embarrassment and humiliation.
So to the man in Las Vegas, I am glad your daughter is beautiful. I am glad the boys like her.. but for everyone's sake (especially your daughters) don't share it during testimony meeting.