Friday, January 7, 2011
So I decided I would try to say thank you more often. It started at work with a beautiful 7 yr. old girl who was terrified of the dentist. It took a couple of appointments to get her through what should have taken 1 appointment. However, with some patience and love she finally did it. I sent her a simple thank you note. One week later her mother called and said that she took the note to school for show-and-tell because she was so proud of it. I was in shock! How could a simple thank you note mean so much to someone? Then I sat down on a recent lunch break to read the latest issue of Readers Digest. In the back was a touching story about how those same words....Thank You, changed his life! You should read the story if you have a moment, it's beautiful. But those 2 words helped him see the blessings in his life, when there were so many problems that he was dealing with. And so it is a new year, and a special challenge has been set upon my heart......to find the opportunities to say THANK YOU!
Because I have been truly blessed in my life. I want to say THANK YOU to my Heavenly Father for each and every blessing that he has blessed me with. I will find the opportunities to say Thank You whenever possible this year, and hopefully it will change my life also!
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Our grandfather passed away this last week, and I just want to share a few thoughts about him as I remember the man that he was. I met him almost 16 years ago shortly after I met Matthew. One of the first things that I remember about him was the GREAT love that he had for grandma. He loved her so much and did so many kind and loving things to show her that love everyday. After we met he showed those same kindnesses and love to me. I was pregnant with Ashley at the time, and had purchased a crib for $10.00 at a yard sale. You could barely call it a crib for it didn't look like much more then a pile of wood. MY grandfather took that "pile of wood" home and created a BEAUTIFUL masterpiece for Ashley. I loved that crib so much, and marveled at how he made it out of so little. Yet it seemed that he could do that with everything that he touched. He was the hardest working man I have ever met. He had the same touch with people, especially with children, and with the most important person to him, my grandmother. My prayer is that Matt and I might someday have the love that these wonderful grandparents have had toward each other!We have been blessed by their unconditional love for each one of our children. I have marveled in the fact that in their eye's our children could do no wrong. Grandpa would stare at our children for hours watching their every move, or laugh, and wiping their tears away. He is gone for a time, but his memory is engraved in our hearts!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
This was the first pinada that I had made for the boys, we tried to do spiderman colors. It took us a long time to do it, but it was a lot of fun! The boys sure had fun hitting it also. We made it sturdy, so it took a while to break!