Monday, February 23, 2009
So, we have a little discussion about what makes someone a hero. Dr. Rinsky is Evan's hero, because he performed his spinal fusion and thus no more horrible back brace to wear. I hold Dr. Rinsky in high esteem, so I think that is a pretty good choice.
But, I can't leave well enough alone. Then I ask Evan if he could at least look up to me a little bit. He replies "UMMMMM" Then after a very long silence, he says. "I thought I was suppose to look up to Jesus Christ." Well, yes, "that's true", I say. Not, that I can even compete with that!!
So, anyway, the bottom line is, that to Evan I'm just the lady that "drives him nuts telling him to problem solve". It's so nice to be loved and appreciated!!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Working graveyard shift stinks!!
Working twelve hour graveyard shift stinks even more.
Working a six day week, twelve hour graveyard shift stinks even more than that!
All you have time for is eating, sleeping, and working. It's hard to sleep during the day. (I know I worked graveyard in my nursing days anciently).Our bodies are designed to be awake when it's light and sleep when it's dark. It can just confuse the living daylights out of a body to have to try to sleep when the sun shines. That can make a body very grouchy and irritable!!
Mike has completed four weeks of a ten week or so, six day a week, twelve hour graveyard duty. I can see God's hand in his life, helping him to sleep, helping him to drive safe to and from work, helping him to not let the stresses of work turn him into an irritable and grouchy husband and father. I am so grateful for that blessing.
Friday, February 20, 2009
So, the first five (5) people that respond to this particular post will get something made by good'ol me! (My choice.) Sound too good to be true? Well, it depends on how you look at it.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
A husband and a wife were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
How many people does that ripple affect??
Well, let's see our immediate family grew to eight.
That number now has over doubled,
with sons and daughter in laws and wonderful grandchildren who have joined our ever growing family.
Two sons served missions and were able to see lives converted and changed. Friends have been touched and influenced.
Ancestors have been offered blessings of the gospel through temple ordinances.
The RIPPLE goes on and on.
Isn't it just AMAZING!!!!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Someone said that, the Lord works in mysterious ways. One of those ways is that he works through us as mortals to bring about His perfect work. It's very humbling to be God's Hands.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Rules: IT'S HARDER THAN IT LOOKS! HIT FORWARD, ERASE MY ANSWERS, ENTER
YOURS, SEND IT ON TO 10 PEOPLE INCLUDING THE ONE THAT SENT THIS TO YOU.
USE THE 1ST LETTER OF YOUR NAME TO ANSWER EACH OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS.
THEY HAVE TO BE REAL PLACES, NAMES, THINGS. NOTHING MADE UP!
TRY TO USE DIFFERENT ANSWERS IF THE PERSON IN FRONT OF YOU HAD THE SAME 1ST
INITIAL. YOU CAN'T USE YOUR NAME FOR THE BOY/GIRL NAME QUESTION.
1. What is your name: Cindy
2. A 4 Letter Word: Cash or may cook is a better four letter word.
3. A Boys Name: Caleb
4. A Girls Name: Charlotte
5.. An Occupation: cartoonist
6. A Color: cream
7. Something you wear: coiffure
8. A Beverage: chocolate milk
9. A Food: chestnuts
10. Something found in the bathroom: comb
11. A place: Canada
12. A Reason for being late: colic
13. Something you shout: "CALL 911!!!!"
The hardest part is finding 10 people that will play with you!!!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Two day's ago this was the picture on the front page of the local section in our county newspaper.
You can read the story here. Athough it may look like a desert it is actually a lake!!
This morning I woke to the soft pitter pat of rain falling, and it is raining even harder now.
We are in for a big storm for a few days. GLORY BE!!!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Every month we have to fill out a monthly missionary report with the number of hours we spent serving, the number of e-mails and phone calls we answered, the number of training meetings we attended and a spiritual experience. I thought I would share my spiritual experience for January.
"During one of the training meetings last week Mindy mentioned that every call has a reason to come to us. She said it was a “blessing for the patron to get you to answer their question for them.” When she said that my heart just swelled, and the Spirit whispered to me that it was true. It’s an awesome and at times an overwhelming responsibility that just fills me with gratitude. I can’t believe that a year is almost up since starting this mission. I can’t tell you how much this has changed my life. I was in that time of life when most of the children were gone and grandchildren far away. I was just trying to figure out what to do with my life. I was just wasting my time with activities that really had no value, not that they were bad, but just did not have any lasting benefit. This calling certainly has lasting benefit. In fact, on that very day that Mindy made the statement above I had a patron call needing help with her sign-in to New FamilySearch. When I was ending the call I told her, thanks for calling and invited her to call again if she needed help. She asked if she would get me and I told her probably not, that we had hundreds of wonderful missionaries all over the world to answers phones. Then she said, “When I get to the other side, I will look you up!!” My heart swelled again."
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I especially don't like it when my husband works night shift,
asleep. I did not worry. I felt safe in God's Hand.