Strengthening Families on This Side of the Veil:

No Empty Chairs

Quote by President Ezra Taft Benson: 

	"As parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents in Zion, it has been the shared hope of my wife and me that all of us will be together in the eternities--that all will be worthy, without a single empty chair. That is my fervent hope and prayer for each family in the Church."
 Ezra Taft Benson, Ensign, Aug. 1993   (link to entire article)


Idea:  Several families have adopted the mission statement or motto of  "No Empty Chairs" for their family.   At a wedding supper, the father of the groom spoke of this family motto.  As a souvenir of the wedding, there was a small metal chair (about an inch and a half high) at each place setting.  The same idea could be used at a family reunion.  Many in this family also have different style plaques in their homes with that motto.  Hopefully every time someone reads it, it will remind them how precious and important each family member is and how we want each one to be with us forever.