Monday, December 24, 2012

Day 12- Christ

I am the Christmas Spirit—
 I enter the home of poverty, causing palefaced children to open their eyes wide, in pleased wonder. I cause the miser’s clutched hand to relax and thus paint a bright spot on his soul. I cause the aged to renew their youth and to laugh in the old glad way. I keep romance alive in the heart of childhood, and brighten sleep with dreams woven of magic. I cause eager feet to climb dark stairways with filled baskets, leaving behind hearts amazed at the goodness of the world. I cause the prodigal to pause a moment on his wild, wasteful way and send to anxious love some little token that releases glad tears—tears which wash away the hard lines of sorrow. I enter dark prison cells, reminding scarred manhood of what might have been and pointing forward to good days yet to be. I come softly into the still, white home of pain, and lips that are too weak to speak just tremble in silent, eloquent gratitude. In a thousand ways, I cause the weary world to look up into the face of God, and for a little moment forget the things that are small and wretched. I am the Christmas Spirit. 
May we each discover anew the Christmas spirit—even the Spirit of Christ.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Day 11 - The Manger

I think the manger is a little over looked when it come to the significance of it. They were in a stable and it was probably the cleanest place for Mary and Joseph to make a bed for the Savior. I like what ElderRussell M. Neilson said, “French speakers will recognize that manger means “to eat.” A manger is a trough or an open box in a stable designed to hold feed for animals.” What great incite! In John 6:35 Jesus himself says, “I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger.” From the very start of His life He was teaching us to come unto Him. So tonight I ask you; are you coming unto Christ? Are you partaking of His teachings so that your soul is full? May you remember His teachings when you look at the Nativity.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Day 10- The Star

The first Christmas star announced to the world that the Savior had been born and exactly where his birth had been. Today we put up hundreds of lights to shine in the dark nights telling all the world that we believe, and inviting others to share in the message of his birth. He is the Light of the World.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Day 9- Shepherds

It is interesting that the Angel appeared to shepherds. Men who knew how important it was to listen and then to follow instructions. When the angels finished and were 'gone away' they said to each other, "Let us now go". We too can go now and do those kind of promptings that we receive from the Lord to bless other's lives.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Day 8 -Donkey

When I think of the Donkey that carried Mary that long way, I can’t help by think of service and love. Mary, in her weakened condition, could not have made the journey walking. She needed help. I’m sure it wasn’t easy carrying the pregnant woman but the donkey did it. It might seem like a small act to some, but for Her I’m sure it was immeasurable. It is the little acts of service and love that matter the most. I hope during this wonderful time of year you can reach out to someone, to serve and to love them.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Day 7- The Sheep

In our church there is a lot of symbolism attached to the sheep. Not necessarily the sheep that might have been there the night that our Savior was born, but sheep in general. I really like what Elder Robert D. Halessaid in the October 2012 Conference, “This is the call of Christ to every Christian today: “Feed my lambs. … Feed my sheep”—share my gospel with young and old, lifting, blessing, comforting, encouraging, and building them, especially those who think and believe differently than we do. We feed His lambs in our homes by how we live the gospel: keeping the commandments, praying, studying the scriptures, and emulating His love. We feed His sheep in the Church as we serve in priesthood quorums and auxiliary organizations. And we feed His sheep throughout the world by being good Christian neighbors, practicing the pure religion of visiting and serving the widows, the fatherless, the poor, and all who are in need.” Are we feeding His lambs?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Day 6 -Wiseman 3

The third thing I want to tell you about what I have learned from the wise men comes from what they did after they met Jesus and gave him their gifts. In Matthew 2:12 is reads, “And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.”
The wise men listen to the promptings of the Lord and they went a different way home. Sometimes in our lives the Lord tries to tell us, or warn us, of things pointing us to go in a different direction. It’s not always easy to follow what the Lord tells us to do, but it is always for our good and/or for the good of others around us. Next time you feel a prompting from the Lord, even if it is pointing you in a direction you hadn’t planned on, follow the Lord and all will be well in the end.                                

Monday, December 17, 2012

Day 5- Wiseman 2

Wise men from the East had been watching for sings to know that Jesus had been born. When they saw the new start int he sky they knew it was what they had been looking for. In our lives we, too, should be looking to the future and being wise in the way we live our lives.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Day 4- Wisemen #1

"Go and search diligently for the young child" Mathew 2:8
Are you still searching for Christ everyday in your life?

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Day 3 - Mary

What an exciting and humbling time for Mary. Her life changed forever after the visit with the angel Gabriel. It was certainly harder than it might have seemed to be. I am sure it was a trying time for her as well. But she had a testimony of God and she was wiling to do whatever He asked of her. God asks us to do things in our lives, sometimes it may seem too hard. But it is our privilege to have our lived dedicated to Him. May we say as Mary did, "My spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior."

Friday, December 14, 2012

Day 2 - Joseph

When I think of Joseph I think of courage, faith, and devotion. He could have left Mary, who he was espoused to. But he didn't.  I don’t know what it was like in those days. I don’t know if people gossiped like they do now. But I think it took a lot of courage to stand by Mary’s side.
I love what Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said about Joseph, “As a father, I have thought often of Joseph—that strong, silent, almost unknown man who must have been more worthy than any other mortal man to be the guiding foster father of the living Son of God. It was Joseph selected from among all men who would teach Jesus to work. It was Joseph who taught him the books of the Law. It was Joseph who, in the seclusion of the shop, helped him begin to understand who he was and ultimately what he was to become.”
As parents do we take the sacred responsibility of raising our children to be the adults that Heavenly Father would want them to become?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Day 1- The Stable

It's that wonderful time a year again. The time we get to count down to an amazingly celebrated day, the day that the Savior of the world came to the earth. He would later suffer and die for all of us. It is on this day that we rejoice that He chose to do it for us.

As I've pondered more about the circumstances of His birth, I am at awe of Mary and Joseph. Here they were in an unfamiliar city, not knowing anyone, and there wasn't a place for them to stay. Having given birth to three children of my own, I'm sure she was already in labor while they were searching the town for a bed. How frantic Joseph must have been once they had found the stable that Mary would later give birth in. Not only did he need help comfort his new wife in her hour of deep pain, but he also had to clean up the straw and other dirty things that we can only imagine were there from the animals. I can not picture what a mess it truly was. All that we ever see is the clean manger that the baby Jesus was laid in after He was born.

So this year as you look at the different variations of the Nativity scene, try to imagine how it truly must of been for the son of God to be born in. Another one of His many sacrifices on our behalf.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Another's Tender Mercy

Today I witnessed a tender mercy to someone other than myself. I can't help but share it with you.
 In church today there was a young mother with her small three children trying to listen while her youngest, a small baby, cried. When she went to take the baby out in the hall to calm her down, her other two small children followed her. Her husband doesn't belong to our same faith, so she comes alone. When she returned a few minutes later, with what seemed to be a calmed down baby, as soon as she sat down the baby started to cry once again. As she stood to leave for a second time, her other two children didn't want to follow her. The mother stood to take the crying baby out and before the thought had come to my mind to help, a 14 year old girl had stood up and went to sit with her other two children. She stayed with the children for the remainder of the meeting. The kids were happy and well taken care of. I can not imagine what it would be like to come to church with three small children all on my own. What a blessing it must of been for her to have help today when she needed it most. I love seeing the tender mercies of Heavenly Father for others. He truly loves us all!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Being Led

I haven't mentioned what I do for a little income on the side of being a full time wife and mom to my three littles. And I don't want to get into the details of it. But I want to share with you some of what happened with that aspect of my life that was a great blessing to me and the people that I work with.
I woke up tired this morning. It has taken a few days to get over the hard night I had. So I went back to bed for a little bit after my 2 oldest went to school. When I got up I talked on the phone for a little while  getting things worked out for what food I was going to bring to the upcoming Thanksgiving feast. After that I remembered a bunch of errands I needed to get done. As I drove to the first errand it led me to the building where most of the owners of the company I work for also have their offices. While talking with a friend I ran into I had the thought to go upstairs and see if one of the owners was there. He is someone who I have talked to once and I'm sure he had no recollection of it. :] To my surprise he was there. He took me back to his office and we proceeded to talk. He invited another big wig to join us and we talked for 2 hours problem solving some things that have come up as I have tried to grow the business in another country where we are not currently in yet. After I left I felt good. There were times while we were talking that I would remember something, a concern, that my team and I had had. During the meeting I said several silent prayers of thanks but I didn't truly understand the situation until tonight. Tonight I got on a video call with one of the members of my team that is from the country I talked about earlier. She was very upset and cried while we talked. I had no idea that she was stressed and really having a hard time. Because of some of the things that I was able to discuss in the meeting I had earlier, I was able to help her by answering some of her concerns and questions. I was also able to help her see that things will get better if she sticks with it. I don't know if that makes a whole lot of sense because I have left so many details out of the story. Just know that I truly was led today by the hand of my Heavenly Father to be in the right place at the right time to talk to the right person I needed to talk to. Then I was given the right thoughts of questions to ask so that I could comfort another. I am truly blessed beyond measure!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Pain Again?

It has been a long time since I've had intense pain. And by that I mean the kind of pain where it hurts to breathe and I have to sit or stand or hold my body in just the right pose to be able to bare it, but I can still breath through it. Not that the position that I am in is comfortable, it just makes it a little easier to bare the pain.
Well last night was the most pain I've had in a very long time. In fact I think almost 6 months. The night before last I had pain. It was a lot but I was able to lay in my bed and kind of sleep here and there through it. But last night it was almost unbearable like it had been before I had my last surgery. At one point I remember being so cold I grabbed a blanket to throw around my shoulders while I knelt on the ground facing the couch resting my forehead on the seat cushion. That helped for about an hour, and after I had been up until 4 am I had to go and wake up my husband. I needed a blessing. After he administered one, I left our bedroom to once again try and deal with the pain as much as I possibly could. Around 6 am I was able to go to my bed, lay down, and get some sleep. It wasn't the worst pain I've been in through this health trial that I've been going through for the past four and a half years. But it did remind me of two very powerful things that I have gained a better understanding of.
The first one is that the priesthood works. It truly is the power to act in God's name on earth. And when we have faith the blessings promised to us through the priesthood will come to pass.
The second one has to do with the Atonement. I don't think anyone on this earth can truly understand what it ment for the Savior to suffer for all of our sins, our pains, our every hurt feeling, and it was everyones all at one time. The pain was so excruciating that He bled from every single pore on His body. I don't claim to understand it, but when I have been in so much pain that I couldn't breathe and I started to loose the feeling and the ability to move my hands and feet and I started sweating leaving puddles of water as I lay on the ground, I can't help but think of Him. I can't help but wonder, and at the same time be extremely humbled at that act He and only He alone could preform so that all of us could return to live with Him and the Father. I have come to a deeper point of Thanks for what He suffered for me. Because I know that I couldn't have suffered the way that He did. To say that I am grateful for the Atonement just dosen't seem to cover it. It is the world's greatest blessing.

Friday, November 16, 2012


I love how the scriptures can teach. Today while I was running some errands with my children they asked a question. I proceeded to give them an answer to which I felt like they understood. Then tonight while we were reading the scriptures as a family, their question was answered again and we got to talk about it a little more. How thankful I am for the scriptures and the answers we can receive when we read them!

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Growing up we always had music in our home. I have tried to do the same with my children. When they start the first grade they begin piano lessons. This school year my second oldest started first grade, but the piano teacher that my oldest had been going to is no longer teaching. So neither of them were playing the piano. I started teaching them on my own this week. I had forgotten how much I love them playing the piano, even if it isn't perfect or professional. I love having that kind of music back in my home. It is a blessing to teach them. I am grateful for the inspiration from my Heavenly Father to start teaching them.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Prayers from Others

This past weekend I went on a short business trip without my family. The weather wasn't good and driving to and from the roads were slippery a few times. Not only am I grateful for Heavenly Father watching over me because of my prayers, but I am also grateful for the prayers of my family on my behalf. I know they were heard and I could feel them strengthening me. I love the power of prayer it is very powerful and true.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

A look back

I can't believe how fast this year has gone by. It is already November. The leaves are starting to fall. The air is turning crisp. Halloween is over, and now is the time to start reflecting on the past year and what blessings have come. I am overwhelmed with all of the blessing that I have received. My health is not perfect and I still have a long way to go. But I am healthier than I have been in a long time. Because of that I have been able to be more involved with my children in their school. I have started growing my home business. I have been able to meet new people and hopefully have blessed their lives. My plate is full and, more than not, I am able to handle carrying it. If you would have told me last year at this point I would be here where I am, I don't think I would have believed you. I truly feel my Heavenly Father's hand in my life. I just need to remember to let His hand continue to be there.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Faith of a Child

My children are getting to a point where they understand important and simple principles. Earlier today I was frantically looking for my wallet. My little Mr. T (4 years old) says, "Mom, why do we say a prayer?. Look I'll say it." I wasn't going to argue so I said ok. After we knelt down he simply said, "...please help us find my moms wallet so people will know she is a mom. Help us know where it is...." We got up looked a couple of places and of course, because of the faith of a little child, we found it. I love my little guy and all he teaches me. I am truly blessed to be a mom of such amazing spirits.

Monday, October 8, 2012

General Conference Oct. 2012

Wow! What an amazing General Conference we had this past weekend. If you want to know more about it go here. If you missed it and want to watch or read the messages go here.
 I felt more than ever an ergancy to truly come to know the Lord. We are here on this earth to be tested. A lot of those tests come in trials. There were a few talks about trials and how we can over come them and come to know the Lord better if wer come unto me during those times of need. When we are going through hard times, you shouldn't run away from the Lord, but you should come closer to Him to get through the trial.
I loved Sis. Dibb's talk. She spoke of a Young Woman who wore a t-shirt saying 'I'm a Mormon, are you?' So her talk was all about a saying she was inspired to write after seeing that shirt, "I'm a Mormon, I know it, I live it, I Love it!" How incouraging she was in her talk. It made me want to make a shirt of that on my own.
There was an announcement of two more Temples to be build. One of which is going to be built in Peru where my neighbor is going to serve in 2 weeks. It was so fun to go and visit with him between the two sessions on saturday. He is more excited than ever to do. He feels that his mission has been changed a little bit. Now most of his focus will be on getting the members to be ready to enter the Temple once it is completed. Also there was a talk about asking the Missionaries for help. If you want to know about the church, Go ask the missionaries. If you want to know about the temples, Go ask a missionary. If you want to know about geneology, Go ask the missionaries. It was cute to see how my neighbor responded to that talk too. He now wants to be more prepared to be able to assist in all of the questions posed in that talk.
The really big announcment came when the prophet President Monson announced that worthy young men who have graduated from High school can serve a mission when they turn 18 years old instead of waiting until they turned 19 years old. Also young women who wish to serve can do so when they turn 19 years old intead of waiting until they are 21 years old. My oldest is a boy and my second is a girl. They are only 20 months apart. When the announcment was made my little girl was so excited and said that she and her older brother could serve at the same time. It was very cute and it made me smile to myself knowing that she is already thinking of serving the Lord.
Many Many more wonderful things were said and counsel given. As the next few months come I am excited to go back and really dive into these amazing talks to learn more and study them so I can become closer to my Heavenly Father.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Relief Society General Conference 2012

This past weekend was General R.S. broadcast for General Conference. It was amazing! Very touching and the spirit was so strong with each of the talks and the wonderful music that was sung. If you missed it or want to know more, go here to watch the entire broadcast.

Sunday, September 30, 2012


I couldn't go to bed tonight until I wrote a little bit of the feelings I felt today.
For the past few weeks we haven't had "normal" church. By that I mean our 3 hour block of meetings. We had regional conference, where a bunch of stakes get to go to the same meeting and we hear messages from one of the General Authorities. It was a wonderful message and I felt the spirit and learned a lot.
Then last week I was able to attend the temple dedication with my oldest son and husband, for the new Brigham City Temple in Brigham City Utah. Words can not express the spirit and joy I felt during that meeting.
So today was the first Sunday in a few weeks that my family and I were able to attend our three hour block with our home ward. I was so excited to go to church. There is a unity in a ward, a ward family that I have missed these passed weeks. Being able to partake of the sacrament was more amazing that most weeks. Which really deepened my testimony of how important it is every week that we get to partake of those sacred emblems and renew our baptismal covenants. Then to go to the second block where we dive into scripture and learn and teach one other seemed to be a treat as well. After that going to the Young Women's meeting, standing with these amazing young women and repeating the Young Women's Theme had so much power. I hope the girls know how powerful those words truly are. I felt the spirit so much today and felt very blessed! It was so exciting and felt like coming home. At one point during the meetings I wondered if that is how it would feel like when we return home to our Father in Heaven. Will it be so exciting, so full of joy and the spirit to see all of our dear friends? I sure hope so! I love this Gospel and the joy and peace that it brings to my life.

Monday, September 3, 2012


I don't really mention what I've been sick with or many details about it because this blog is ment for the listing of stories of how the Lord blesses my life. Well I can't really explain this tender mercy unless I say something about my health. So I am slightly anemic. I live at just about 5,200 feet and my body is used to it most of the time. It comes and goes, sometimes worse than others. But because of that I get really sick when I go to higher altitudes. When my husband was living 2.5 hours away durning the week and home on the weekends, his work was at 7,000 feet. A few times I took my children and we stayed with him there for a few days. Each and every time we did this I would get sick. Young Women's camp is at a place that is just over 10,000 feet. So you could imagine how nervous I was to be going. It wasn't just 2,000 feet above where I'm used to living, it was almost double! The week before we left I started taking my normal iron supplements (sometimes they make other things worse, but I really did want to get altitude sickness up at camp). Well the night before I was to leave my husband reminded me of another brand that I had taken once that worked really well, and he went and picked me up some. All week long I took it and even now looking back I almost can't believe how well I felt. I didn't get altitude sickness at all! I know that my husband had been give the thought about the better supplements from my Heavenly Father. It was His way of taking care of me. How blessed I am to have a loving Heavenly Father and people around me that listen to His promptings so He can bless my life.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Rope Course

There is a story in the Book Of Mormon where the prophet Lehi has a dream which has been called 'The Tree of Life'. In his dream people are walking around through life in a mist of darkness, then they find an iron rod. If they hold on to the rod of iron it leads them to the 'Tree of Life' where they can partake of the most amazing fruit imaginable. Along the way there is a large and spacious building where people seem to be having fun, drinking and mocking those who still hold on to the rod. There is a lot of symbolism in this dream. People who find the word of God, the iron rod, and make it to the tree of life partake of Gods love (If you haven't read the story, you should. Click here to read the full story). Several wards and stakes (including the one I belong to) that I know of have taken this story and have put it into action for the Youth of our Church. They are blind folded and put on the 'iron rod' (a rope) and taken through challenges while others are trying to get them to let go of the 'rod'. It really is an amazing experience to see this dream in action and kind of see if you will be one of the ones to make it back to Heavenly Father or fall and go into the 'Spacious Building'. Well at Girls Camp I wanted the girls to have a simular but different experience. I did a lot of praying, reading the scriptures and talking to my husband (who is a therapist and does a lot of roll playing for his job) about what I could do. I felt very impressed to do what I call a 'Circle Rope Course'. This is how we set it up. I took a 70 foot rope and wrapped it around trees just behind our cabins forming a large circle. These were the instructions that I gave the girls: -You have to keep your bindfold on the entire time. -You cannot let go of the rope at any time. -You must be quiet and not speak. -If you have a questions raise your hand. -Find the way out. Simple instructions to something they thought they were doing that they had already done, the 'Tree of Life' rope experience. Once all 24 of the girls and 8 leaders were on the rope I timed everything. It took 5 minutes for the first girl to raise her hand. At that time I went over to her, took her blindfold off, put my finger up to my lips to signal to her to be quiet, and led her to the side of the rope to watch the rest of the girls. It took another 5 minutes for another girl to raise her hand. After that several rasied their hands. After we had been doing this for 35 minutes there were 5 girls left of the rope. At that time I reminded them that if they had any questions to raise their hand. It took another 10 minutes for 4 of those girls to raise their hand. Now there was only one girl on the rope. I felt so strongly to just be patient, not to interfere with what was happening. After 5 minutes of her being on the rope alone (I do not know if she knew that she was alone) I started to remind her every tree she came to, to raise her hand if she had any questions. She would always shake her hand. At one point I was over come with emotion and I couldn't talk. I had asked some women from our stake to help me with this activity. They would come up to me and tell me to stop, but I just didn't feel it was the time. They would go up to her and wishper in her ear, "I thought I saw you raise your hand. Did you have a question?" She just kept shaking her head no. Soon some of the other girls put back on their blindfolds and joined her back on the rope. One of her closest friends started to wisper to her, "Just raise your hand." After we had been doing this activity for just under an hour I felt it was okay to end the activity. I quietly stoped those on the rope and removed their blindfolds one by one. I asked the girls what the rules were, which they were able to repeat back to me. Then I asked the girl who first rose her hand why it took her only 5 minutes to do so. She said that she thought it was like the iron rod experience, but soon she relized that she was going in circles. Then she remember that she needed to find the way out and she wouldn't be able to do that without asking a question, asking for help. The way out was to raise your hand. That symbolized praying and asking Heavenly Father for help. I read to the girls the story in the scriptures when Moses went up to talk with God. God told him that he was His son several times and to worship Him. After that Moses was sent back to earth where Satan told him to worship him and that he was a son of man. Moses then testified that he knew that Satan was nothing compared to God. He did that a couple of times. Then Satan got mad and it was scary for Moses. So Moses called on God and asked for His help and Satan was commanded to leave. Moses did what he could and then asked God for help. At Young Women's camp the girls are taken away from the world up to the mountains where they can feel our Heavenly Father's spirit more often and much easier because they don't have the worldly distractions. They can have amazing experiences and then they have to go back down off the mountain and back into the 'world'. When we are on this earth we need to pray and ask for God's help, for His guidence, for His direction but also make and do things on our own. This rope course was to help the girls to see if they were asking for help too soon or not enough. Maybe they were waiting too long to ask for help with the problems of this life. It was amazing what the girls said about what they got out of the exercize. What I didn't realize was the powerful experience that I would have facilitating it and it was an amazing tender mercy from Heavenly Father. When the girls would not raise their hands, especially the last girl, I couldn't do anything. I could not force them to raise their hand. Even when leaders would ask, "I thought I saw you raise your hand, did you have a question?" They still wouldn't raise their hand! I wanted so many times to just tell them to do it, but I felt like I needed to be patient. You can not force anyone to come to Christ. You can not force someone to get down on their knees to ask for help or get closer to Heavenly Father. I felt a tiny part of what I think Heavenly Father feels. He is ready and willing to help, even wanting desperatly for us to come to Him because he loves us so much. But because of the amazing gift He gave us called 'Free Agency' we are not forced to come unto Him. Oh how I ached for those girls to raise their hand and be done walking around in circles. I imagine Heavenly Father aching for me to stop going in 'circles' here on earth and just ask for help. Ask for the help I need to get out of the ruts I get myself into. What an amazing blessing it was for me to feel that and learn that lesson.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Young Women's Camp

Wow!! I didn't realize how long it had been since my last post. I have had the most amazing past several months. I was called to be the Young Women's Camp Director in my ward. In our church we have youth programs, one for the Young Women and one for the Young Men. The Young Men participate in the Scouting Program. The Young Women have a few programs that our church has made so that they too can have growing experience. One of those programs is Young Women's Camp. This year actually marks 100 years of Young Women going to Young Women's camp. Through out this calling I have had so many different wonderful experiences both with the girls, the leaders, and also with my Heavenly Father. Hopefully over the next few days I can write and tell you some of those amazing tender mercies that I saw the Lord give not only to me but also the amazing girls I had the opportunity to serve. I have a strong testimony that our Heavenly Father calls people to callings and then helps them to accomplish those callings. I am truly blessed!

Monday, May 7, 2012


Yesterday at church I was asked to help with part of the lesson in Relief Society. The lesson was on of the Conference Talk called Teaching our Children to Understand. I shared an experience I had when I was about 4 or 5 years old (I remember several vivid moments when I was young). I witnessed my cousin get hit by a car. I tried to grab her to stop her but I missed. Luckily I can remember almost every detail except when she actually was hit. During all of the commotion and all of the blood, my mother told me to go inside and pray. I remember walking into the house finding a spot behind the red recliner, then kneeling down and pleading with my Father in heaven to save my cousin. I don't remember how long I prayed but I do remember going back outside and watching my mother get into the ambulance with my cousin to go to the hospital. My mother was and still is so wise. In a very intense moment she told me to go and pray. She didn't yell or go crazy. She was calm and collected. I can still see her waring what I thought was one of her favorite shirts, holding my cousin in her arms with it covered in blood. I don't know if I would have reacted the same way she did. But I do know that it is my first memory of prayer. I felt peace and a sense of calm. I knew my cousin was going to be okay, and she was. She only had to get a few stitches on her face. I hope as my children are growing I can teach them the truths of the gospel in the every day situations that come our way whether they are huge like I experienced with my mother or small.
If you haven't read the talk, Please do, I learned so many things as a mother.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Seeing things differently

After Conference I talked with many family members about what they got out of the talks. It's always fun to hear what others heard. You see one of the many wonderful and amazing things about General Conference is that you get answers to prayers, and you hear what the Lord wants you to hear (If your really listening). I personally got so many different things out of Conference. I will enjoy going back and reading the talks when they come to print.
Go here to read the talks already online.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

General Conference

I know it's been a long time since I posted, I wanted to remind you about my Church's General Conference today and tomorrow. I'm so exctied for it!!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Special Day

Today my oldest son was Baptized and Conformed a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints. What a wonderful day it has been. We woke up to a little bit of snow, which was amazing. We haven't really had any snow yet this year.

I wish I could put into words the feelings that I have had today. The spirit is always strong at a baptism, no matter if it is an 8 year old child or an older adult. But it is also just a little different when it is your own child. My husband and I were sealed in a Temple so that if we live rightously we can be together forever. That sealing is the last and final step to take to be able to live with our Heavenly Father. Today my son took the first step. He is now a member of Christ's church and he can live with us and our Father in Heaven if we all continue to live rightously. It was an amazing day.