Saturday, May 8, 2010


In honor of mothers day: From the lovely Church of St. Anne at the Pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem, a statute of Anne and her daughter Mary who would grow up to be the mother of Jesus.

Three images from the Milk Grotto Church in Bethlehem. Tradition has it that Mary spilt some milk here while trying in haste to nurse baby Jesus before the flight in to Egypt. The spilt milk then miraculously turned the walls of the grotto a milky white.
From the Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, Mary and baby Jesus

From the Sisters of Nazareth Convent in Nazareth--the Holy Family

From St. Garbriel's, the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth--the Holy Family.

From the chapel at Bethlehem University. Jesus playing games while Mary watches ("He played as little children played, the pleasant games of youth")
From the balcony of the Tiberius LDS branch house over-looking the Sea of Galilee-my mother-in-law Jean Marie Heywood Tueller with two of her ten children and her three cutest grandchildren. Thanks for raising a righteous, loving daughter.
Mother Marie surrounded by her three children, her parents and sister Rachel during yesterday's Friday afternoon walk along the via Dolorosa. Thanks for the gift of three wonderful children.
My mother Norda Agnes Fife Emmett four year ago at a family reunion at Targhee. Thanks for instilling in me a love of the gospel, a love of reading (it sparked my interest in the Middle East), and a love of family togetherness.


  1. Those are beautiful shots and very emotional for a day like today. Happy Mothers Day!

  2. Many thanks for the pictures and the comments. We agree with everything you said about the wnderful influene these mother's have had on their and other families. Very touching.