Mormon Enough

I was surprised to be asked to join a panel presentation at the Sunstone Symposium in July, 2015. The presentation I gave was very different from what I thought I’d talk about, but when I sat down to prepare, this story fell out.  Mormon Enough is the story of my father’s death and the feeling so many people have of not being Mormon enough — whatever that means.

On my daughter’s 8th birthday, almost two years ago, she waited impatiently for the family to come together to celebrate. You can tell from the picture how excited she was, but what you can’t see is the dread I was feeling on the other side of the camera.

When I took this picture, I had just ignored a call from an unfamiliar number in the Dominican Republic, where my parents were serving their fourth mission for the Church.

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