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Our Sealing

We are scheduled to be sealed on May 24th in the Gilbert Arizona Temple. It's getting real, man. Yippee!

Something to erase that last blog entry from my focus.

We have a lot more regular trials than that previous list. Those are just the biggies plus we have one more big one that we can't really talk about that might turn out to be the biggest. The way I'm handling stuff right now is to take it one moment at a time. I don't focus too far on what I have to do in the future and just do what I can until I am worn out. Also, I am being mindful of the amazing good in my life. I have a great family. I love my kids and I love my husband. My baby turned 1 a month ago and my toddler turns 3 on Tuesday. Those are my bonus babes. God knew better than I did what amount of kids I would want. I was at zero, then maybe 1, 2 because you can't have an only child, 3 because of surprise!, 4 & 5 are my bonus babes. It is a lot of fun to have a pair of bonus babes. The days don't drag like they felt like they did when the oldest 3 were at these stages. I know anything difficult about their stages doesn't last. Plus their quirks are so much funnier when you don't feel like a desperate first time mom of toddlers/preschoolers/babies.

Because of Jared's arm I got to take Xander on his Fast Offering Route. I took Elijah a few times. Last week I took both. It is awesome to see my middle son performing his Priesthood responsibilities. I look at Fast Offering collection as a sacred and special responsibility. Xander has a lot of part member and less active families on his route. I was reminded of when we were first put on a deacon's route several years ago. We didn't even pay tithing then due to Jared's disdain for the Church. This little deacon would knock on our door every month. Usually Jared was the one to answer and he would ask me if I had any Fast Offerings. If I had some cash I might say yes but usually I said no. Jared started regularly paying our Fast Offerings because of a little deacon knocking on our door.

When Elijah first got his route both he and I were nervous to ask Jared if he would do it. I did it the first time and maybe the second and then Jared took over. Jared has faithfully, without complaining at all, taken Elijah on his route except for twice since then. Once when he was very sick and once since he has broken his arm. Elijah turns 14 in June.

There is a purpose in talking about our trials even though I don't want that to be our focus. We can see the blessings and recognize what we've gotten through. We have the opportunity to recognize the Lord's hand in getting us through our trials. Right now, as a family, we have to be really humble and completely rely on the Lord. That is a huge blessing.

10 1/2 years ago I met with our Stake President to receive my temple recommend. I felt inspired to move forward in my membership in the Church despite my husband's feelings about the Church. Jared was very supportive of me going through the temple and wrote a great letter to the Bishop saying he just wanted me to do what made me happy. Both my Bishop and President Tillman told me they believed I would one day get sealed to my current husband in the temple. I wondered what they were smoking. Jared was privately so angry about the Church. He complained about Home Teachers coming over. He complained whenever he perceived the Church was taking away from our family or requiring any sacrifice from him at all. Bishop Cunningham(my previous Bishop) was my Priesthood escort in the Temple when I finally went the Friday a week before Maxwell was born. I wasn't telling many people, but somehow I was scheduled by the Temple to get my endowments out during my ward temple session. Not by my doing, or my ward's planning, but by God's hand. Jared and I are not one's for being on stage (we eloped for a reason), but to have my ward family there with me was amazing. Bishop Bate (my at the time Bishop) advised me during the interview to never do or push anything Church related that caused contention or disharmony in my home. He also advised me to invite Jared to attend Sacrament Meeting only with the promise to Jared that I would never push for (or ask for) anything more. I don't remember specifically when that second bit of advice was given. It took me some time though to follow through with that counsel. I did try to keep the Church from being a point of contention though. When Jared wanted to do a family activity on Sunday we did it happily. At least I tried to. We didn't do family prayer, scripture study or FHE regularly. Jared started attending Sacrament Meeting regularly when we moved to Chandler almost 6 years ago. I used to be a bench person to keep the kids contained by myself. Jared prefers the back row so now we are back row people. I think he also liked to make a hasty escape as soon as Sacrament Meeting was over so no one could talk to him before he made his escape. We moved to our current ward 4 years ago. I was called to be a Primary teacher right away. That was working great until Amelia was born. Several people told me I just needed to tell Jared to stay and take care of Amelia while I taught but that would have been breaking my commitment to myself and to Jared. I had to be released from that calling the summer after Amelia was born because they weren't able to find a team teacher for me and my class had become too crazy. Without my knowledge, at some point Jared had started studying the Gospel more earnestly and praying about it more earnestly. Things have seemed to be happening rapidly although the time table shows it to be more slow. Jared was ordained a Priest before Maxwell was baptized in October 2011. Maxwell actually got a special baptism time because they couldn't get Jared ordained before the Stake Baptism. Maxwell was baptized Sunday evening. Maxwell told me that it was pretty special to be baptized by your dad and he was beaming about it. I thought Jared would be willing to ordain Elijah in June 2012, but he wasn't ready yet. At some point during this we started having weekly FHE. Jared assigns topics and lessons to each of us based on what he thinks we need to learn more about. We had sporadic scripture study and prayer at this point. A year ago in January, Jared said he was willing to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood when asked by Bishop Charters. There weren't any members of the Stake Presidency available to interview Jared so it fell through at that time. I was feeling impatient. I felt like everyone should just fall in line when Jared says he's ready or willing to do something. I don't think Jared actually did feel ready though. I was hopeful he would be able to bless Ivy but he wasn't. Her blessing was in the end of April. The week before her blessing he felt he was ready to receive the higher Priesthood. I wanted to delay her blessing but he didn't feel comfortable with that. I put a little more pressure on the leadership this time. Jared wanted to be ordained in time to stand in his niece Zoe's circle in June. We were able to make that happen. He was ordained in our home by his dad in May 2013 with Brother Heward (member of the High Council) and Bishop Charters in attendance. The next thing people start asking is when are you going to the temple. I got my temple recommend renewed in May 2013. I had let it expire but I was starting to feel I needed to be ready whenever Jared was. I wasn't ready for that step yet and Jared wasn't ready and I kept working on my patience and waiting. (and my own personal readiness) I didn't and don't want him to ever feel pushed. Last fall we took a temple prep class and Jared still didn't feel ready although he said he would go if I pushed it. I said that I didn't want to go until he was ready. I brought up a different step he could take. He also had been feeling inspired towards that step so he took it. (cryptic language intended, ha ha ha) I felt that step was a more natural progression for him. Basically what feels like a rapid, sudden progression has been over a decade in the making. At Christmas Jared gave me what he dubbed a "promise ring". He wouldn't tell me what the promise ring was for though just that I knew what it was for. When Jared went to get his temple dedication recommend he came home with a real recommend. SURPRISE! Yep that's how I felt. It was late at night so I emailed the Executive Secretary immediately to set up Jared's appointment to meet with the Stake President. Basically I need to fill in a lot more details to this story. I think I might do that in Edits. But the purpose of this story is to share the biggest blessing in my life that keeps me going right now. When we get through the broken arm trial we will be going through the temple and being sealed as a family. My older boys get this opportunity when it will be burned in their memories and on their hearts. What a blessing. God's time table and plan for me is proving to be perfect and awesome. Infinitely better than what I would have planned. My family gets to be sealed in the brand new Gilbert Temple. I genuinely believe watching the construction of that temple as we went back and forth from the Baileys these several years has been a driving force in changing Jared's heart. Jared finally asked me to marry him in the Temple while we were sitting in the Stake Center next to our 3 boys waiting for the Temple Dedication to begin. 3 years ago we attended the Gila Valley Temple Dedication- Jared, Elijah, Xander and I. Jared wasn't even fully active yet. Our Bishop really felt strongly about Jared going to that dedication.

So basically, blah, blah, blah MY FAMILY IS GOING TO BE SEALED IN THE TEMPLE SOON! WooHoo! And that knowledge is what keeps me happy and keeps me going even though I pretty much fall super short every day. My life is completely out of my control. Again the Lord allows us these opportunities to be blessed and to be humbled. And I am watching for the blessings.

My Crazy Life

To say our life has been eventful is an understatement. I don't like to complain or to come off as complaining and my attitude is generally positive with a bit of overwhelmed in there. We are definitely having to rely on the Lord which is a good thing. There is just too much that we can't fix or handle and we are just along for the ride.

I was released from Primary in the beginning of December. Emotionally this was devastating. Logically it was a good thing. I don't know how our Presidency could have accomplished all of the end of year and beginning of year stuff. Our President was having a difficult post-partum and she felt bad asking the rest of us for more help. I miss Primary and really love it in there. I still don't have a calling which can feel pretty lame, but again it has probably been a good thing. I felt better about that when the previous 2nd counselor from the Presidency that was released in March told me she has had the only calling of Relief Society Chorister since then and she is totally awesome. I have served as a counselor in Primary twice for a grand total of less than 2 years.

December Drama: Xander turned 12 and chose to be ordained to the Priesthood. December 15 was the Sunday after his birthday. We had a lot of family come to town to participate. Elijah wasn't feeling well on Saturday, but he was trying to verbally play it off. He also wasn't keeping us in the loop about things like loss of appetite or how painful bumps in the car were for him. He wasn't answering our questions 100% truthfully. My mom senses were heightened towards him though. I feel like on that Saturday the Spirit guided me to be mindful of appendicitis. He didn't have a fever on Saturday. I told him if his symptoms got worse or he started to have a fever he needed to tell me immediately. Sunday at 5 pm or so, Jared told Elijah to take his temperature. Elijah came to me and told me he had a fever. I asked Jared to take Elijah to the E.R. I was pretty sure it was appendicitis. Stephanie also palpated Elijah's abdomen and he had the pain that would indicate appendicitis. Jared and Bryce took Elijah to Cardon Children's which is part of Banner Health. Our suspicions were confirmed and he had surgery that night.

It was Elijah's last week of the semester so he had to schedule a few days to take his finals at the end of break. His teachers were really helpful and supportive in getting us his final assignments.

Because of this experience with Banner Health, we will be trying to avoid them completely in the future. After appendicitis was confirmed and the surgeons were called a doctor came in to say basically that he thinks everyone who comes to the e.r. should have a chance to talk to a dr. (A P.A. had been working on Elijah's case up to this point.) He then told Jared, Elijah's operation would be some time on Monday. Jared asked wouldn't they be worried about it bursting. The dr responded that that's what antibiotics are for. He charged $400 for his little bit of wisdom. The P.A. bill was over $1000. When the surgeon came in he said that they were operating ASAP (duh). Another issue I have with Banner Health is that although it is contracted with our insurance they work with a lot of doctors that aren't. This means we get double deductibles before our insurance covers anything.(Out of network and in network) Yay! Elijah had a nurse one of the days that was M.I.A. she didn't keep him on his pain management schedule and so he ended up in a lot of extra unnecessary pain. It also seems from the number of dr bills I am getting that are not surgeon or anesthesiologist that they allow a merry go round of doctors through the room. I am not surprised that Banner doesn't send out patient surveys. They probably don't want to hear how crappy I think they are. They released Elijah while he still had a fever, something I thought was unheard of. They sent him home with baby/toddler instructions about car seats and pool safety. Nothing about after care for appendectomy or if this happens it's an emergency, if this happens call the doctor during office hours, etc. His fever was still spiking to 103.

January Drama: This is the last one I am writing about so I am a bit burnt out on the rehashing. Daisy fought another dog while Maxwell was taking her on a walk on Jared and my wedding anniversary. Because of this incident, currently I have a public defender (I am responsible to pay some of the costs). I will go into more detail about this some other time. I'm done.

February Drama: Jared was called as a Teacher's Quorum Adviser just before I was released. That has meant a lot of extra meetings including Wednesday nights for him. He was blessed enough to participate in the Gilbert Temple Cultural Celebration as a Captain of 10. He had Xander and Elijah in his group. On the first all day rehearsal he tripped on a rock and broke his arm. He has a night stick fracture. Hopefully this week we get the final word that he can avoid surgery. If he has to have surgery it will be 2 surgeries so his doctor is really trying to avoid that which is causing significant pain for Jared. The doctor twisted Jared's arm palm up before casting it above the elbow. Jared was determined he would go to the Cultural Celebration no matter what and even stated he wouldn't do anything the doctor told him to do that would keep that from happening. He makes me laugh. Plus, I am amazed that something he would have been pretty negative about just a few years ago was such an awesome experience for him now.

The story of how he broke his arm: our region's practice field was across a major intersection from the park where the entire 12,000 youth were to perform and practice. When it was time to meet at the main field, the herd of 2000 plus crossed the intersection. Jared was carrying a ton of stuff including 10 Titles of Liberty. He was also keeping track of a bunch of 12 and 13 year olds. He didn't see the large rocks cemented into the sidewalk as car barriers. He tripped and landed on top of the rock with his left arm between the rock and the Titles. His break is the ulna and it isn't an angled enough break for it to be easily set.

All of these situations are not resolved yet. The boys just started baseball and we have a normal busyness to attend to. Are we having fun yet? At least we are never bored.

My better story of the cultural celebration* ( =

The cultural celebration started out sounding super stupid. The dance was idiotic and nobody liked it we ll felt that way until near the very end. The very end was just fun, we all felt the spirit, and we all wanted to do it again afterwards. The practices were long and really at the end of the last practice it didn't look like it was going to work. In the end we all felt the spirit and the performance all worked out, even in the rain we pulled it together. In the rain we were all soaked and freezing but we still sang loudly. When President Thomas S. Monson walked in we all felt the spirit so much the rain felt like it had stopped . When Eyring talked it also stopped for a while and while we danced and sang to certain songs t also stopped. When it stopped you could look out in the distance and see how much it was raining there and how hard. It was way herder out there than in the field we performed. When we were walking back from our dance (the lucky ones) I waved at the prophet and I saw the prophet start to smile. I don't know if it was at me or not but I do Know I felt the spirit so much that moment. My friends, brothers friend, brother's girlfriend, and family all had so n=much fun it is not definable how we felt in the moment.
*probably not better than ET but whatever (=

The Cultural Celebration

The cultural celebration has been one of the most spiritual experiences in my life. This was a true once in a lifetime opportunity, and I'd never want to miss it. Even if I got to participate in another one, it definitely wouldn't be the same. Most of it was unexpected.

The spiritual parts in preparing for it:
When I had just barely heard about this, it definitely didn't excite me. Actually, it did quite the opposite. I did not want to do this. Nearing the Cultural Celebration though, I began to realize how much of a blessing it was to be able to do this. At that point, It would of been hard to get me not to go and participate.

The spiritual parts before the cultural celebration:
While waiting for the prophet, we had to stand out in the mud as it was raining. It was coming down really hard, and we all were soaked literally within seconds. We were out there waiting, and some of us were singing. No one was complaining. A girl from my ward had dislocated her hip. She couldn't come right away with us, but later she came. Just how determined she was to get here and preform, when she had every reason not to. Also, as we were all trying to huddle under ponchos and such, just to get out of the cold rain(We were already soaked to the bone), some complete strangers offered for the three of us from the same ward to come under the poncho they were holding up. This struck me as...well just amazing, because where else would that happen? Where else would that not be seen as weird? The ability to let down necessary boundaries such as that, because of our religion, and our cause, is just truly phenomenal. We were all in high spirits, though chilled to the bone and soaked.

The spiritual parts during the cultural celebration:
As President Monson walked in, the rain at least slowed, maybe stopped. Seeing the prophet had its own warmth and power. The same as when President Eyring started talking. Also, I am told, when my region started dancing. As we were singing The Army of Helaman/As Sisters in Zion, I felt the power of the words we were singing. That gave e a testimony about those words. I am going on a mission. Also, sometime during the celebration, I had to leave the field. As soon as I left, I realized it was colder, and it was raining harder, away from the festivities. This made me know that God was protecting us. During a lot of it, I say some kids that probably had motor problems out there participating in this wonderful event. I felt like cheering for those kids right then and there. These kids endured through trials I couldn't even imagine to be there and preform.

As soon as we were done, a lot of us started to feel the cold and wet. Yet, most of us were still smiling. The next day, the Andersons sat down with the Baileys, and gave our testimonies of our experience. Aunt Carey recounted being touched by a kid's Title of Liberty that said "I love God". I was touched by a story from Jacob. His seminary class were giving testimonies, and one student told about how during the rehearsal, she saw a kid that had no hair. She went over and talked to him. He had cancer, and the doctor's said that he would die this summer. The girl replied with "That sucks," and the boy responded with something like "I don't care. As long as I get to dance for the prophet, I'll be happy." Aunt Carey also said how the costumes, music, and everything, were all there just to give glory to God. Now I say with all my heart, Hallelujah to our God, our families, the new temple, and all of our many blessings. I bear this testimony in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Back on the wagon maybe???

Who knows? Jared wants me to start blogging again, but my life seems so crazy full and busy. Sometimes I feel like I am the Center of the Universe for 6 individuals who all believe that they should individually be the center of my universe. I wouldn't trade it for anything but it keeps me away from blogging, and sleeping, and showering, and sometimes eating. In order to survive motherhood you have to let go. In order to blog I have to let even more slide than normal. Shortly after Ivy's birth, 6 weeks to be exact, I was called to be the 2nd counselor in the Primary Presidency. So that on top of the managing of the chaos that is having 5 kids have kept me quite full. The new Primary President was pregnant when we were called, the secretary had a 2 week old (her hubs was the counselor over Primary), and the 1st counselor had a 12 month old. Now the President has a newborn and the 1st counselor is pregnant. Between us we have 17 1/2 children. 8 1/2 of those are nursery and younger. This makes it so we all have to step up and can't have clear lines of responsibilities. It's good and fun and interesting and busy.

I'm trying to manage this while being Amelia's jungle gym. Ivy is napping. Amelia and I have not succeeded yet at potty training. We'll try seriously again either Winter Break or when baseball is over. For now we just try for some successes as much as possible. Ivy is taking a rare nap. She isn't much of a sleeper but she isn't a cranky baby either.

So in September we had our first Primary Program as a Presidency. Our President also just had her baby. I think it went well. She really wanted the kids' input on writing their own parts as much as possible. I was kept busy by chasing down parents and kids to get those parts written. I was also in charge of Sharing Time in September. The boys had end of quarter stuff with school: assignments, band concerts and Summatives. Baseball was also ramping up. Basically September is my month that I struggle to get through every year and I feel like I accomplished something when it's over. The downside of that is I don't want to do anything ever again.

Amelia, Ivy and I attend Story Time at the library 1-3 times a week and play group once a week. This has been great for Amelia in opening her up a little more. She is extremely shy, but we are working on it. She started going to nursery pretty well. I spent August going with her, leaving the room, coming back in when she got screaming too loud. I asked the leaders to not bring her out anymore but to instead come and get me. I didn't pick her up when I was in there, I would just calmly tell her everything was fine. Yesterday she again didn't want to go to nursery and I had too much going on in Primary to deal with it at first, so I took her as soon as I could and then she seemed to do fine. She still didn't want to go. Sister Mitchell came over and got her and held her for the first while. They have gates up at the doors so kids can't escape. She really thrives with structure and routine when we are outside of our home and around people other than family so the week off for General Conference took its toll.

The previous 2 weeks were Fall Break. I love days off of school. I was sad to have to take the boys back this morning. Nevermind the ridiculous early time the girls and I have to wake up to drive them. I think Elijah is the only one excited to be returning to school.

Jungle Gym and typist are getting a little too difficult for multi-tasking so I am checking out for now,

FHE general conference

Saturday morn.
president Monson-the church has been growing started with 6 now millions….now is the time for members and missionaries to work together. ELDER ROBERT D. HALES-general conference has always been true to our church. … must study before asking if something is true Elder Ulisses Soares”a man cannot have faith and hope, save he shall be meek, and lowly of heart.”Carole M. Stephens-Priesthood ordinances and covenants provide access to the fulness of the blessings given to us by God, thanks to the Savior’s Atonement. baptism and priesthood our really important.Elder Edward Dube-look towards the future and not the past. David A. Bednar- Spiritual and temporal blessings come into our lives as we live the law of tithing.president Dieter F. Uchtdorf- Why would we join a church that requires so much?
sat. aft.
Boyd K. Packer-a safe place for children is a gospel centered home. D. Todd Christofferson-Everything moms do. Elder S. Gifford Nielsen- are you ready to play for the lords team? Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela- missionaries at the utah. Timothy J. Dyches- A guy needed help into a pool that would heal him. Jesus said `for him to stand…ELDER JEFFREY R. HOLLAND how do you best respond when mental or emotional challenges confront you or those you love? “Perhaps the greatest reason for missionary work is to give the world its chance to hear and accept the gospel. The scriptures are replete with commands and promises and calls and rewards for teaching the gospel. I use the word command deliberately for it seems to be an insistent directive from which we, singly and collectively, cannot escape”
Sunday morn.
Henry B. Eyring- the greatest commandment.ELDER DALLIN H. OAKS-priorities BONNIE L. OSCARSON-
family first ELDER RICHARD J. MAYNES-trials Elder Richard G. Scott-the most important thing is to recognize the atonement President Thomas S. Monson-misery and happiness
Sunday afternoon
Quentin L. Cook- commandments of Nephi and Lehi Neil L. Anderson- what we know about the priesthood David M. Mcconkie- “What would the Savior say if He were teaching my class today, and how would He say it?” Elder Kevin S. Hamilton- how easy it is to let go of the iron rod. Elder Adrián Ochoa- think about others more.Elder Terrence M. Vinson- Having God in the cen…might
Elder Russel M. Nielson- eternity for spirit


Hi, my name is maxwell and my talk is about serving god with all my heart might mind and this months liahona it says what this is.

One day at recess, Madison saw a girl who was crying because someone had said something mean to her. Madison felt bad for the girl and walked over to comfort her. “Would you like to play with me?” she asked the girl.
That day, Madison served with her heart. She followed the example of Left:
Jesus Christ and showed love to someone in need. We can show our love for Heavenly Father by serving others with our heart, our might, our mind, and our strength.We can serve with our whole selves!
How do we serve with our heart? We can serve with our heart by showing love and kindness to others. We care about what others need. When we serve cheerfully, we are serving with our heart.
How do we serve with our mind? We can serve with our mind by thinking of ways to help others. When we see needs of those around us and think about what we could do to help, we are serving with our mind.
How do we serve with our might and strength? Serving with our might and strength could be doing chores and working hard to help others. We can often bless and serve older people by doing things that are hard for them to do.
also, in a very old talk by Bruce R. Mcconkie he says:
The doctrine of the priesthood is known only by personal revelation. It comes,line upon line and precept upon precept, by the power of the Holy Ghost to those who love and serve God with all their heart, might, mind, and strength.

Standing up and being myself

1 Timothy 4:

"Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy with the laying on of hands of the presbytery"

Do not ignore your talents, that was given to you by prophecy and the laying on of hands of priests.

Matthew 25-parable of talents

The Lord gave everyone some talents, one person got 5, one person got 2, and one person got 1. The person with 5 doubled it by working, the person with 2 doubled it by working, but the person person with 1 hid it so no one could take it. The guy with 10 went to heaven and got more talents there, same with the guy with 4. The guy with 1 still was sent to outer darkness. Therefore I should be myself and show all my talents and work for new talents so I can have more talents in heaven.

Matthew 16:27-

"For the Son of Man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works"

Jesus Christ will come down with all glory and shall give every man everything he deserves according to what he did in life. Therefore I should do good things in life.

D and C 46:8-11

"11 8 Wherefore, beware lest ye are deceived; and that ye may not be deceived seek ye earnestly the best gifts, always remembering for what they are given;

9 For verily I say unto you, they are given for the benefit of those who love me and keep all my commandments, and him that seeketh so to do; that all may be benefited that seek or that ask of me, that ask and not for sign that they may consume it upon their lusts.

10 And again, verily I say unto you, I would that ye should always remember, and always retain in your minds what those gifts are, that are given unto the church.

11 For all have not every gift given unto them; for there are many gifts, and to every man is given a gift by the Spirit of God."

Be careful because you can be tricked unless you work hard to find good gifts. Gifts are given to you for the benefit of God loving people and people who follow his commandments, and not to ask for signs. No one has every gift, but every one has a gift given to him.Therefor I should understand my gifts and know which gifts I have

Matthew 5 14- 16

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Somethings that are important that shouldn't be hid. People don't waste something useful they use it so it can benefit people. Let people see your talents so it could benefit a lot of people.Therefore I should show all my talents for the benefit of others and myself.


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