Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Quiet Moments

After a pretty rough day and soul searching night this quote appeared on Facebook late this morning.  Sometimes simple reminders are the best. There are so many questions in my mind but this at least gave me a little peace and comfort. 

Surrender

I have pictured a Red Cross flag when it should actually be a flag of surrender.  The last two years have been tough and it seems each time I see a Dr. I am given yet more bad news.  It seems that I have been genetically well endowed from my family.  I realize that there are others who are fighting to stay alive for one more day, one more hour, and I am grateful that I am not facing their trials.  I guess losing my long time family physician to retirement (happy for him) has had such an impact on me emotionally.  Currently there are several Dr.'s who see me as a patient but clearly not one that I can consult and trust as I have my former family Dr.  I am not even sixty yet and the insurance companies clearly think I am worthless.  I am physically exhausted, emotionally drawn, and spiritually low.  No where to run, no one to talk to, no one to turn to at this moment.  I surrender!!!!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Conference Quotes April 2015




Just two of the quotes that were some of the many that stuck with me today.  I am also very excited that three new temples were announced today. 

Easter/General Conference

I love General Conference and look forward to it every six months.  I always feel that they are speaking directly to me, that they know where I am struggling the very most.  Today's afternoon session was a stand out for me and I can't wait to read them all again.  Today is also Easter Sunday and so it was even more special.  The Church put out a special video called "He Lives" it is so touching and reminds me of the reason we celebrate this season.  I am so grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ, and his atoning sacrifice on our behalf.  Conference was a good reminder for me of the things that I need to do personally to be a better person, to try harder and not be complacent.
 General Conference also brings about many traditions for our family. Many of these traditions began when our girls were very young or even as teenagers.  As our family has grown some of these traditions have become a little over whelming but we still try to carry on with most of them.  "Conference CafĂ©" is very much apart of these weekends, where we have Hueavos Rancheros  for brunch and Chile Verde for dinner.  Next conference we will do more ahead of time so that we can listen more and be in the kitchen less in order to hear the talks even better.  I just wonder why it took me so long to think of this idea.  I just don't like being in the kitchen all day when so much is going on! 
Today was also our family Easter Egg hunt.  Because the yard is still so new places to hide so many eggs is a bit of a challenge but it was still fun.  I was just wishing that all of the family could have been together today for a little while.  Getting to "face time" with Cyd and her family was great though.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Everything Has A Season

My positive thought for today.  It may not happen as I hope or want, I need to be reminded all of the time that things are on Heavenly Father's time and not mine. 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Makayla First Birthday Celebration

What's at the end of the rainbow?  This cute little one, and she is already one.  Natalie did such a great job with this cake and tasted every bit as good.  These girls of mine are so very talented!!!  Happy Birthday sweet girl, just a few days late!

Friday, March 27, 2015

A Beautiful Disaster

Today I announced that I was taking a break from facebook.  I have spent far too much time on social media.  I have learned to hate the political diatribe that is constant there as well as the effects that some conversations have had on me.  I really enjoy catching up with old friends and even some extended family.  the one thing that I have discovered, however, is that if you disagree with someone they can turn into real bullies and make you feel insignificant and or even stupid.  I have felt that I can no longer have an opinion or view of my own anymore without being corrected and feeling down on myself.  I found this little gem on Pinterest and fell in love with it.  My goal is to keep from letting others make me feel less than I am.

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