Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I can't imagine working in a hospital; it seems quite bleak to me, actually.

Today, visiting Deborah, I was so grateful for good health at this point in my life. I'm grateful for Allen's health also.

Good health has to be one of the greatest blessings a person can have.

Oh, yes, I'm grateful for good health.


Someone in our family just experienced the loss of life.

Hearts are heavy...

Sorrow is felt by the family...

And, it makes me appreciate the wonder, the awe, the majesty of life.

And, also, the incredible miracle of birth and of having healthy children and grandchildren.

In a time when hearts are heavy, I am grateful for the gift of LIFE.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Blue skies,
Jeremy's return,

At one point in my life, I was sick with an undetermined illness. It overwhelmed me and I worried about my health 24 hours a day. I remember praying to Heavnly Father saying, "If I can just get well, I will remember to appreciate my health every day." Sad to say, I haven't always kept that promise, but I am so grateful for the health I enjoy - at this point in my life.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Jeremy's Safe Return Home

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for Jeremy's return to America.

What a great blessing. And, yet, there are many others still fighting.

I will continue to pray for them.

I am thankful for I love this country.

Wonderful Friends Through the Years

We hadn't seen them for a very long time, but we spent an enjoyable lunch with them. Their stories are so fascinating; such a different life than mine. But, I came away feeling so grateful for good friends over many years - going back to college days. SO, here's a partial list:

Brent and Nancy McDonald
Ron and Mary Messer
Brent and Mardene Smith
David and Linda Austin
Ririe and Diana Godfrey
Lee and Carolyn Gifford
Brian and Deloris Stanton
Ron and Linda Messer
Joan and Darrell Henderson
Dave and Martha Smith
Fred and Shirley Calder
Gerald and Denys Wheeler
Vern and Betty Kaaiakamanu
Beverly Murdock
Judi and Val Butikofer
Conway and Pauleen Clayton
Jim and Hermoine Erickson
Al and Ellen Hale
Garn and Dorothy Huntington
Jerry & Linda Asay
Dave and Deon Ballard
Dave and Judy Van Drimmelen
Sharon, Nancy, Lauralee,
Lois Young
Dianne Murray
Bob & Estelle Wilkes

Just a few, and the list goes on.

But, yes, we are richly blessed indeed by marvelous friends. Thank you, Heavenly Father.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Beautiful World

Right now is an incredible time to be in St. George; beautiful weather, green lawns, blue sky; scenes that take my breath away.

I am always in awe of the wide variety of things Heavenly Father created; colors, smells, textures' it truly is mind boggling to me.

Thank you, Heavenly Father for this magnificent world.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I heard some marvelous music today; it was all classical...familiar stuff. It stirred my soul.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Beatiful Morning

Will this be the day Jeremy gets home?

Even if not, it's a gorgeous day and I'm so grateful for the sunshine.

Grateful for the marvelous Sunday School lesson yesterday given by Tony much insight and MEAT; not just fluff.

grateful for a lovely home, food, water, LIFE.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Safe Return Trip Home in a Bad Snowstorm

"It's been a long time since we've driven in weather like that," Allen said as we drove through the icy, snow-packed roads heading home from northern Utah.

I'm so grateful for:

a good car with anti-lock brakes
a careful, skilled driver
marked roads which - even in the dark- were visible with our lights on
modern transportation, highways, road graders,

So thankful to be home in sunny St. George, which I love.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Insight into the scriptures

I'm using the "Old Testament for Families" put out by the church. It helps me a great deal in my study of the OT.

Allen's essay on "mere Christianity" was phenomenal and insightful. Am grateful for his writings.

This morning, Iwas overwhelmed with appreciation for:
the Gospel, its orderliness, a prophet.

It (Gospel) just makes so much sense to me. I don't understand how other thinking people cannot see the marvel in it.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Jeremy Coming Home!

It shouldn't be too long now....just a few more days..

And if you think I'm excited, just think how Leigh must feel...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Early Mornings at the Computer

Can't some genealogy
So thankful for computers,

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

early mornings on the computer

so very grateful for the Atonement.

Monday, March 8, 2010

I am thankful for:

neighborhood parks
spontaneous hugs from a grandchild


I am especially enjoying the Old Testament, which I have never- chapter to chapter - read before.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Beautiful Sabbath

SO, grateful for:
sense of taste
lovely home
wonderful parents
good friends
car that works
income; small, but adequate
AMERICA, America, America

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Saturday List

Eli is thankful for:
stuffed animals

Miles is thankful for:

Loni is grateful for:
women's rights