Monday, March 31, 2014

My Calling in the Nursery

I love going to the nursery;

It's such a happy place to be.

The little kids are delightful and beautiful.

Oh, yes, I am grateful.

Sunday, March 30, 2014


It thrills my soul.

I'm so glad Allen is gifted in music....his music fills our home and my life.

I'm very grateful.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Good Books

I love to read.

Oh, yes.

I love a captivating story, a good plot, rich deep characters.

I'm grateful for the library, for Amazon, for used bookstores.

The library in Kansas City; what a fantastic building front for a library.

I love to read (or listen to) a good book.

And, I am grateful.

Friday, March 28, 2014


I love having some time to work on projects, church stuff, family stuff, etc.

It's a great blessing because there's always so much to do.  Sometimes I feel like I'm running out of time.


I'm grateful for it.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Learning New Things

Every Wednesday, I listen and watch Marie; she's interesting and unique.

She's never married, was a school librarian, and she knows her stuff.

Her stuff is WORD.

And, she imparts it to us.

I'm trying to learn, but oh, remembering is the challenge.

It's fun to learn the program.

I'm grateful.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

My MacIntosh Computer

Every day that I use it, I'm so thankful I have it.

At first, I was hesitant to get it; it was sooooo much $$$$$$.

But, I enjoy it very much.

I probably shouldn't be so thrilled over a worldly thing,  (I do use for it for doing family history), but I do like me some fancy MacIntosh computer!

Oh, yes, I'm grateful.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


I'm listening to a book right now about an even in Iran in 1979.

What happened is quite unbelievable, actually.

But, it reminds me of how very precious freedom is.

And, I am so very grateful.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Church Calling

I love serving in the nursery.

It's such a great place to serve.

I'm grateful.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Email/Internet Communication

When I work on family history, I occasionally find correspondence written by her to relatives.

That process was long and tedious.

Now, we communicate by email which is fast and efficient.

Additionally, we have Google/Facebook to help us locate people

And, I am grateful for these modern methods of communication.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Moments of Happiness

I went to visit the neighbors to see Bethany's science project a couple of days ago.

There are four children (one is a young baby) in the family.  When I asked them to show me the project, the three children eagerly ran outside to demonstrate how it works.

It was just such a happy moment to share in their enthusiasm and glee.

Little children are so spontaneous and delightful.

Then Bethany and her mother sang for me from Frozen.  It was just fun.

I am grateful for moments like that.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Our Home

I love our home..

And, I'm always grateful.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Car

I recently heard of a woman who had her driver's license taken away because of her age....

My heart aches for her because she lives alone and it's how she got around to do things.

I realize that I am thankful to have a car and still be able to drive at this point in my life.

I am grateful.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

My Two Daughters

Man, I have awesome daughters.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Books on Tape

Driving around town running errands,

Walking five miles to a DVD,

Exercising at the gym..

They are all places where I listen intently to audio books.

It makes it all go faster and makes it more enjoyable.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, March 17, 2014


We've been busy....

Friends for a week....

Family for a weekend.

Now, there's some


And, I am grateful.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Calder Merrill Hackworth

It's been a blessing to be with our grandchildren.

Especially Calder, who is just three weeks old...

There is nothing like a new baby...

I am grateful!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Chye and Ruth

We've had a great time, even though they have been sick.

They were so helpful to us in China, and it's been so great to have them with us here in Utah.

Here we are in Grafton, Utah; man, I do love these two.

I am grateful.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Safe Travels

Knock on wood...

safe so far.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Man, I am so grateful to be able to


Oh, yes, gratitude is what I feel at having eyesight.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


As people get older, they lose their hearing.

So far, so good.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Early Morning Exercises

I go to the gym early....(even though I really don't like going!)

It's always there waiting for me.

I'm grateful...

Sunday, March 9, 2014

People Willing to Help

Nursery Time...

But where are Katie and Cindy?

Nowhere to be found.

However, there's Dan who will stay for one hour.

 There's Andrea, who will stay for the next hour.

And, Tiffany will stay for both hours.

Ah, good people willing to help.

I am so grateful.

Saturday, March 8, 2014


It's such a glorious time of year!

And, I am grateful.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Little Things



a car,



mail delivery,


a brain,


my family,

Okay, that's good start and I realize they aren't such little things after all.

I am grateful.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

An Income

What a blessing to have an income...

I am beyond grateful.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tiny Little Miracles

O is finally getting baptized

S is going to be baptized.

It's amazing, but I'm grateful.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Oh my, the trees are exploding!

Daffodils are up!

It's just such a wonderful time of the year.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, March 3, 2014


I'm definitely a morning person; it's when I get things done;
computer stuff,
letter writing,
toilets cleaned,
just STUFF.

I wake up too early.

But, for early mornings, I am grateful.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

My friend, Slyvia

Sylvia told me last night that her beloved husband, Frank, has been gone for ten years; he was a wonderful caregiver to her.

She has been in a wheelchair for over 20 years, in the nursing home for 2 and 1/2 years and my friend for 8 years.

It's always a blessing to visit that dear lady who is innocent, free of guile, pleasant, sincere, and good.

I am very grateful.

Saturday, March 1, 2014


I've been scanning and then putting pictures into family's time consuming and fun.

And, I'm grateful for the tools to help with it all.