Sunday, December 21, 2008

I know that my Redeemer Lives!


Christmas is a time of reflection for me. A time to take stock, to try to set a better course, improve the things that are holding me back, give thanks for the things and people that have lifted me and supported me throughout the year, to allow myself to truly enjoy and love those that are around me. It is a time of Thanksgiving and Charity and Joy but none of this would be possible for me without the life, death and divine sacrifice of my beloved brother and Savior. He is the source of my Joy and Strength. He is the compass that leads me back to the home that I long for. I love him dearly in my very earthly finite way and I know that he not only knows me personally but loves me with a perfect love. How do I ever repay him for his constant care, support and patience with such a flawed soul? I have been carried through great challenges by my tender and merciful Savior. I have felt him in my life whenever I open the door for him to enter. He has never been farther away from me then a prayer. To all that read this, It is my testimony that He lives! I KNOW that Redeemer lives!
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Friday, December 12, 2008

A Picture is Worth 10,000 Words

I just love my little Family! Sometimes it just amazes me that I have been blessed with the best, the brightest and of course the most beeutiful posterity anyone could ever ask for! What a wonderful thing it is to have family and be able to surround yourself with their smiling faces all around the house. I have to thank each one of my dear family both born and adopted through marriage for making the picture taking session possible, oh and to Suzanna, our awesome photographer, you worked with all of us and made us look so goooood!
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Friday, December 5, 2008


To all my blogging buddies out their in the cosmos, I want to make you all aware of a new book that has just been published and will be out in book stores in a couple of weeks. 'Miss Delacourt Speaks her Mind' is a new regency romance written by a first time published author Heidi Ashworth. This is a wonderful novel with witty writing and a catchy storyline that pulls the reader in and keeps them reading from the first page to the last. Those of you that find Jane Austen an author of interest will love this romp through the English countryside. Now a confession, I have not read this provocative novel yet, it is on my to do list as soon as it comes out, but I am personally acquainted with the author and with her writing techniques and capabilities and I have no qualms whatsoever in recommending this wonderful book that is fit for the entire families reading pleasure. You may also read a sample of Heidi's writing style on her blog Dunhaven Place. You may link over from my list of favorite blogs to visit.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Lead Me, Guide Me, Walk Beside Me

Last night I spent the evening in the company of two of the most valiant people I have ever known, My parents. The older I grow the more I become aware that these two people are amazing. My dear sweet Pa Pa bought my darling mom a new Christmas Tree for her birthday. She and I had traveled up to the big city last week to buy ornaments for the new tree, what a fun time I had. Then last night we spent decorating the tree. Mom was thrilled and one of the last things she said to me before I left was, 'this is the first time I have ever had such an elegant tree.' That made me feel so warm and fuzzy.

How wonderful that Heavenly Father sent us such wonderful people to keep us on the straight and narrow, loving us every step or misstep of the way. Sometimes I wonder what I did or do that could make me eligible to call such wonderful people 'my parents.'