Tuesday, November 24, 2009

ONE-BY-ONE

No you're not seeing things, that is a mullet!
This was taken when we were first adopted.
Count your blessings, name them one-by-one. I couldn't even begin to count mine. I have only uncovered a corner of my own blessing picture and it does surprise me. My blessings do start with family though. I am grateful to a birth mother that gave my sister and I a safe and loving home to be raised in. I am grateful to a birth mother who gave me an older sister and brother that I cherish and love. I have always been blessed and watched over. I have a mother that went to prayer (and does still) often in my behalf. This was a great example to me because I know where to turn when life may be too hard to bare. I am blessed because I have a father who teaches not only by word but more importantly by example. I am blessed because I get to be the mother to the three people I am most proud of. I am blessed because I have a husband that lifts me daily with his humble spirit and dedication to our family.
Only a loving Father would give this to me. Only a loving Father would give me this kind of foundation.

Monday, November 16, 2009

"You cannot ignore the evidence"


Xavier, Tanner, Camie and Tayden

Not a little guy!

We had the opportunity to go to the UCLA vs. WSU game. My nephew plays on the offensive line for UCLA. It's hard to believe that he is old enough to be playing college football. We (my parents, Tanner, and Tayden) were 5 of about 30 fans of UCLA that day. We made it on T.V. though. Well kind of, you couldn't see me because a guy was in my way (and I look like I belong in "munchkin land"), but you could see everyone else!

Then on Sunday we listened to Elder Jeffrey R. Holland at our stake conference. He gave the congregation a apostolic blessing. He blessed us that our prayers would be answered, that our children would be safe, that the men would honor their priesthood, and that those that we know will be blessed as well. Wow, it was an opportunity that I don't see us having again anytime soon. I was so glad that my children could hear the voice of an apostle of the Lord first hand.
THE CHURCH IS TRUE, "you cannot ignore the evidence"!