Friday, September 15, 2017

Have I Ever Mentioned...

MY HEALTH?!?!??!

Allen's health?

I cannot express to my Heavenly Father how grateful I am right now for our health.

We can see, hear, walk, move, taste, touch;

It is something that I am beyond grateful for.

Oh, I do give thanks.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Home and Things

Mother Nature has unleashed her anger and power in the last two weeks:

Fires in the North West;
Hurricanes and Flooding in the South;
Earthquakes in Mexico;

Just horrific destruction all over ....

I almost feel guilty, but here we are safe and snug in our little home in St George, Utah.

And, I am so very grateful.

Friday, August 25, 2017


We just returned from our month-long home exchange.

It was all great, in spite of some challenges.

HOWEVER, it just reminded me over and over -
how much


It's so good to hear my language spoken again!

It's so good to be able to read signs, road signs, labels on foods, signs on the freeway, etc.

It just feels good to be back in the good old USofA

And, I am beyond grateful!

Thank you, dear Heavenly Father.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ability to Hear and Talk

At the mission, I helped a lady who is deaf and can't speak.

It was so hard for me.

I don't want to see anyone suffering.  She had also had a fall, so that her leg and arm were wrapped in something.

She wrote that she is still in pain.

Oh, I am so grateful for my life.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Ability to MOVE!

I don't move a lot.

But, I'm grateful that I still can.

Men are meant to move.  HA HA, I guess women are too.

Bit, I'm a sitter, a reader, a crossword puzzle doer, a relaxer...

I just don't move much.

SO, I'm grateful for my ability to move.

Monday, July 17, 2017

So MUCH To Be Thankful For!

Seen at the grocery store;

an older lady crippled with spine issues.  She was bent over practically double.  Oh, I was thankful to be able to stand up straight.

Seen at the mission:

a beautiful new young sister missionary with spina bifida, so she is confined to a wheelchair and has been her entire life.  Oh, I am thankful to be able to walk!

Seen on Facebook:

a dear friend was in a horrible accident and did something to her neck, so she will be out of commission and in great pain for several months.  OH, I am thankful Allen didn't get hurt when his vehicle was swerving like the Needham.

Seen from afar:

stories of sorrow, tragedy, death, loss, heartache.  Oh, I am thankful for my life and situation just now.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Allen's Willingness to Sell Some SUTFF his pickup and his boat and his trailer.

They represent a lot of money tied up in those items that were rarely used.

So, when he said he'd sell them, I was actually quite stunned.

But, he wants to earn money instead of spend it.

So, he will invest in stocks.

We'll see how that goes, but in the meantime, we'll be saving money by taxes and insurance.

And, I am grateful.