Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding
Proverbs 3:5. Its not always easy. But its worth it. I can not imagine not having any of my children with me or my grandchildren. I know when Julie(my good friend) married a member but who would not take her to the temple and then her 3 child Elizabeth died for a heart defect. It has bothered her since. She know that she will not have Elizabeth unless she gets her act together. I pray for her often that she will get it figured out.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
(When Rachel was at BYU-I she lived in Nauvoo House they had a picture of a temple in every room and a picture of Christ and Joseph and Emma Smith(I think) in the living room.) Pictures of the Savior can help bring a good spirit into your apt, so I asked Meridith "do you have a picture of Christ and a picture of the temple" She did not. I told her that all her life she had those daily reminders around her and that she needed to have those comforts now. My mother and I flew up there to give her love and support. Rachel would have gone to but she was having a high blood pressure issue that needed to be seem by the Dr. Thanks goodness she didn't go. The Lord again blessed me with a feeling that she did not need to go. It would not be safe. When we went to Idaho, we went and bought a picture of Christ to hang over the TV in the living room and this sweet picture of children in front of the temple.
That brought her much comfort and peace in her apartment. Deisha one of her roommates told Meridith that she has taught her so much this one semester than she had learned the year before.
I realize that these last couple of weeks as I have struggled it is a reminder that I need to ask Heavenly Father for help. To be reminded that I can not do this alone. I realize that my problem these last couple of weeks are CHOICES. CHOICES that I can not control, and not knowing how to handle it. SO my favorite saying is If you don't like something change it, if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Today in Sunday school Sister Fowler read my favorite scripture Helaman 5:12
12 And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.
I have to remember that I have built my testimony on a sure foundation. One which has been built over many years. That has carried me through the difficult times in my life. I know that the church is true. there is no doubt in my mind this is not a belief but a knowledge.
That we have a true and living prophet today on the earth. That Heavenly Father loves us enough to make sure we still have a prophet to guide us today. My testimony is never wavered. I know that Satan still works hard on me. I know that he tries to make me lose faith. But because I know that Jesus Christ is real and that He died for our sins and that he willingly gave up his life for us, brings comfort.
I know there are times when Satan works harder on me, I sometimes feel like he waits for me to question why? Why does A choose not to go to church. Why did Brett get so sick? Why does a friends son choose the the wrong friends and do things that can hurt him? Why do we have young women who move out of their homes to live with a boyfriend that won't be there in a year. Why can't they see the future. Why did Meridith have to die? When she was so full of life and had so much to offer. Good thing we have faith so that as these trials come for all of us(and they will come) we can know that Heavenly father is there for us. I do know this I am grateful for the reminders that I have been given this last week. (sorry for the ramblings I just needed to get it out)
Thursday, August 21, 2008
We went a toured one, but the drive is 2 1/2 hours, which with the price of gas (and who knows next year) could be a lot. That camp ground has a lot to offer. Horse backing riding, at least one ride per girl, a swimming pool and a lake with a huge 3 person slide. They have deer that just wander the camp grounds(which is really neat) One thing we are finding out is: there are a lot of camp grounds in Texas but so many of them have their own camps...I can't imagine as a parent send my children off for 5 weeks during the summer for camp. That brings us back to finding a place. Victoria and I are going to see another one on Monday. I think its only about 1 or 1 1/2 hours away which is better than 2 1/2 hours. They do have horse back riding and other activities. We shall see. Its a tough decision. We want everyone to come and enjoy the time.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.
This could get interesting :)
Thursday, August 14, 2008
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I remember when Brett was born. He was 8lbs 12oz. He was so cute. Happy Birthday Brett. I wish I could give him a big hug. He is in Virginia working out and pratice is killing him. Its harder on him that he thought he misses Brittany. I know he wishes he could be here with Brittany. I love you Brett.
Today Brittany's sweet Grandmother died. I know she will be missed. I only meet her once and she and her husband were the kindest people. The night before Brett and Brittany were married we had a family dinner, and finish the last details here. Brittany's grandmother is in a wheelchair but that did not stop her. She helped with the m&m's and the broccoli and cauliflower. What and amazing woman. I know that she loved Brittany and I know that Brittany loves her. Brittany was the first grandchild that got married and married in the temple. What a blessing to Brittany's grandmother to know Brittany is remaining faithful and strong in the gospel. I love you Brittany.
Monday, August 11, 2008
* B - Best Friend: Julie Marcia
* C - Cake of Pie: Pie
* D - Day: Saturday
* E - Essential Items: Cell Phone, Tooth Brush Shower
* F - Favorite Color: Blue
* G - Gummy Bears or Worms: Bears
* H - Hometown: Fort Worth TX
* I - Indulgences:
* J - January or July: January its cold outside
* K - Kids: Rachel, Aaron, Brett Meridith
* L - Life is incomplete without: Family
* M - Marriage Date: December 15, 1978
* N - Number of Siblings: 1 sister
* O - Oranges or Apples: apples that are crunchy Granny Smith
* P - Phobia or Fears:
* Q - Quote:
* R - Reason to Smile: Haylee
* S - Season: I love the fall.
* T - Tag three:
* U - Unknown fact about me:
* V - Vegetarian or Not: Not
* W - Worst habit: Nagging my kids
* X - X-rays or Ultrasounds: Ultrasounds
* Y - Your favorite food: Pizza
* Z - Zodiac sign: Gemini