Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October 3, 2012

Working for American Airlines has been so interesting.  During this time of bankruptcy it has been really hard.  I often wonder what is happening to our society?  Why are people so mean to others?  I have a co worker who is one of the rudest people I have ever worked with, makes up names about people. Ugly ones.  It really puts a damper on the morale of our very small department of 3 agents.  I guess I prefer to look for the good in people.  You never know what someone is going through until you have gone through what they are.  Also not everyone is the same they do not handle stress the same.  We need not to be the judge and jury of someone else.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Life is a journey

"Life's journey is not traveled on a freeway devoid of obstacles, pitfalls, and snares. Rather, it is a pathway marked by forks and turnings. Decisions are constantly before us. To make them wisely, courage is needed: the courage to say, 'No,' the courage to say, 'Yes.' Decisions do determine destiny. The call for courage comes constantly to each of us. It has ever been so, and so shall it ever be."
--Thomas S. Monson, "The Call for Courage," Ensign, May 2004, 54

We never know what our journey will bring.  We have to follow the Lords path and plans.We have to make decisions on important principles before the decision is before us.  I was talking to a young girl who was telling me about a boy she is dating.  I of course said I'm going to ask you the difficult question?  Is he a member?  She said no but he is a good guy.  That's a tough one.  I know where my heart is and what I think is the right thing to do.....but how does your life experiences help someone make a wise choice.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

18 September 2012

I don't know where all the time has gone.  It has been almost a year since i have posted anything or even looked at any blogs.  Its crazy.
This summer has been full of wonderful activities.  In June one of Meridith's roommates got married in the Manti Temple.  It was a beautiful wedding.  Sherree was a beautiful bride. That first semester was so much fun for those girls.  When we left the reception in the garage across from the chapel was a 69 camero.  Little tender mercies.  How thankful I am for those. 

We were able to spend sometime with John and Natalie Arhets.  What wonderful friends they are, the spirit in their home is wonderful.  I am so thankful to know them.  They have now left for thier 2nd mission.  How lucky the people of Canada are, they are getting 2 wonderful missionaries. 

Kristen RIchardson got married in the Salt Lake Temple in August.  I was very blessed to be able to be there in the temple with her.  It was beautful, temple marrieges are so very important.  You start off knowing that you will be able to be together forever.  The covenants that you make with yoru spouse and with Heavenly Father are wonderful.

In Spetember we went to Disney World with Rachel and Haylee and Brett and Brittany and Calan and Reagan.  Rick and I are very fortunate to be able to spend so much time with our grandchildren.  We have a great time.  Exhausted when we came back, but tons of fun.

Rick and I are still serving in the singles ward.  I am amazed often at the testimonies of these young single adults.  The service that they give is amazing, the night shelter, Tarrant County food bank, they take a trip to Houston to make Peanut Butter.  Thats just a few things that they do.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Months have gone by

It has been months since I have even looked at blogs. This past summer and fall and winter have just flown by. Work was super busy. When I took the training position 2 years ago it was fir about 2 years. I was hired with 2 others at that same time. They both have taken other jobs. Work then offered the job again but as permament. I applied for it and got it. Whether good or bad is still up in the air.
In August our Young Women's Presidency was released. We served for 4 years, it was a great presidency, we worked together really well. I miss working with them and their great testimonies. It was an amazing 4 years, great youth conferences, young women's camps, priest laurel activities, beehive conferences. We have amazing youth in the Hurst Texas Stake. I am thankful for the blessings that I have had to serve the Lord by serving the Young Women.

Rick and I have not been able to travel or hardly do anything because we have been so swamped. The one thing that we did do is take a family vacation to Disney World. Haylee, Rachel, Brett, Brittany, Calan and Reagan, we had a great time. As grandparents it so much fun to see our grandchildren so excited about every little thing.

Then came the holidays, this year Aaron and Kim and Cooper, spent Christmas here. It was great. Families that what it's all about. I am so thankful for ours.