Friday, February 27, 2009

A Little food for thought

A Story:
Their marriage was good, their dreams focused. Their best friends lived barely a wave away.
I can see them now, Dad in trousers, tee shirt and a hat and Mom ina house dress; lawn mower in his hand, and dish-towel in hers. It was the time for fixing things. A curtain rod, the kitchen radio,screen door, the oven door, the hem in a dress. Things we keep. It was a way of life, and sometimes it made me crazy. All that were-fixing, eating, renewing, I wanted just once to be wasteful. Waste meantaffluence. Throwing things away meant you knew there'd always be more.
But then my mother died, and on that clear summer's night, in thewarmth of the hospital room, I was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't any more. Sometimes, what we care about most gets allused up and goes away...never to return.
So... While we have it... Its best we love it... And care for it....And fix it when it's broken..... And heal it when it's sick.
This is true... For marriage..... And old cars.... And children withbad report cards..... Dogs and cats with bad hips.... And aging parents....And grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it. Some things we keep. Like a best friend who moved away or a classmate we grew up with. There are just some things that make life important, like people we know who are special.... And so, we keep them close! I received this from someone who thinks I am a 'keeper', so I've shared it with the people I think of in the same way, my blog friends. Good friends are like stars.... You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.

Friday, February 20, 2009

An Inspiring Message for our time

Ensign March 2009:
"Franklin said, 'The foundation of all happiness is thinking rightly.' This may be more important in the future as the world continues to spiral downward and crumble into moral decay."
I just read the article on Self-reliance: Spiritual and Physical in the Ensign today. It so made so much sense to me, that I want to challenge every adult who reads my blog to take some time (I do my best reading at the breakfast table) to read this article and apply what it says into their lives.
I have a testimony of this latter-day work and the goodness the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings into our lives. I hope the Lord will bless all my friends and family as we all strive to do what is right in these last days.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!
This is the love of my life. My very one Valentine.
For the last 34 years, I have been the one to set a nice table, make a nice meal and provide everyone with valentine's galore on their plates. Tonight, my honey did it for me. Yes folks, that' a 5 lb. box of See's Candy sitting on my plate. He is fixing Steak and Lobster, Baked potatoes and chocolate dipped strawberrys. Brian, Lisa and Mark, eat your hearts out!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

I love Primary

I love teaching the CTR 5 kids. I have 4 in my class, but last week only 2 were there. They are so hungry to learn and very good kids. They LOVE my stories. I can have them absolutely mezmerized by being melodramatic, which seems to come naturally for me.

This is Avery Hancock, Kim Mitchell's little girl. She is a doll and very good in class. She is making a face here to amuse me.

This is Jack Matheson, and what a doll. He will have the girls crying in a few years. Right now the two girls in my class could care less!