Monday, June 26, 2017

My Senses

i Can see.

I can Hear.

I can taste.

I can feel.

I can touch.

And, I am so very grateful!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

My Church Service Mission

I am so happy to be on a mission at the LDS Family History Center.

It's just such a happy place to serve.

Although my old feelings of inadequacy and not belonging rise to the surface; it's something I enjoy doing.

And, I am grateful.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Hot Weather

I'm actually not TOTALLY thankful for hot weather.

But, I'm thinking about a book called HIDING PLACE.

In that book, the women were stuck in a room filled with fleas.  Corrie Ten Boom and the women were just complaining something awful, when Betsie Ten Boom reminded them all that because there were fleas, the soldiers didn't come in the room, so they could read their Bible in peace.

I am reminded of that story because one thing that makes me grateful for heat is that there are no mosquitoes!

And, for that, I am very thankful.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


in cars and home.

Man, it's hot!

And, that makes me very grateful for air conditioning.  Oh, YES!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Another Safe Trip

We just returned from spending  several days in Southern California.

We went to a high school graduation,

An 8th grade promotion,

And, a dance recital.

Plus spent time with Jeremy and family.

It was wonderful.

And, I'm grateful we were able to do it.

And, just  glad and happy to be home.  For about five weeks.  It feels good!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Media in the Church

I'll be teaching the 8 year olds this morning.

They are little dears, but they are:

Squiggly, Wiggly, Raucous, Talkative, Not inclined to sit still, bubbly, happy; and that is all good.

But, it also means it's a challenge to keep their attention.

So, thanks to our wonderful church, there is a lot we can focus on besides just talk.

Music, videos, little games.

This is just a little two minute video that I will use today about alma baptizing.
 It's just long enough and short enough to be perfect.  

All brought to us by the Church.

And, I am grateful!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Home Sweet Home!

The flowers had died,

the weeds were growing in abundance everywhere,

the air conditioner was broken,

but, none of that really mattered.

It can all be taken care of and fixed.

But, the thing is,


And, I am grateful.

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Gospel

Yesterday, we went to church in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The whole experience just thrilled me.

Everything is so familiar.

Walking in the chapel, the music, the songs, the testimonies; it's all so like being at home.

And, I am grateful.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Our Family in Virginia

Great times at Jordan's pool.  Also, fake picture because I think only Jordan and Immie actually jumped in.  They had all gotten out, and I wanted a picture, so they posed for this.  Ha Ha.  After the fake shot, Jordan cooked a great chicken dinner on the barbecue.  And, then, We played a game with Lucy, Anna, Immie, Bobby and Kristi.  Fun indeed.

Outside Michey Tavern, where we went to lunch.  Bobby and Kristi have shown us such a great time.  They have been the best host and hostess.

I am grateful for the wonderful time we have had and for our dear children.  They are so good and thoughtful and kind.

I love them.  (But, they live too far away. )