Thursday, February 11, 2010


Sometimes I feel like life is just frustrating. But with all the help and love that I have experienced no matter what the battle is. . . . I CAN DO IT. . . .but sometimes I need just a little more love. We have been job searching again, and trying to decide whether to work or go back to school. Bradly has been laid off 3 times, and things just aren't picking up. He searches for work just to be told that there are 500 people applying for the one position open. But we keep fighting, keep pushing on, and hope that soon we will have a job again. Its during these times that I reflect to the good times in my life, and the AWESOME people that have shown me love, kindness and compassion. My life kinda goes in four different catagories. There are the awesome people that I met and grew up with in Midland Michigan. Jen, Jim and Laneeda, Clay, Jami and Leslie, Clark Family, and too many more to mention. That was a great time in my life. It was a time that I really learned for myself what love is and how great it feels to receive it. I learned to be strong and believe in myself and just love. Next time in my life was the Washington years. The greats: Clemens, Averys, Shayne, Nita, Linda, Ruth Backman, and the many more there in Federal Way. A time in our family of cancer and trail and anguish. Then on to the single wards here in Utah. The many guys that are so awesome everyone wants them and you know later in life you will see them as apostles etc; and the girls who help you find your way and you build those lifelong friendships with. John, John, Marianne, Genevea, Jen J, Timmy, Adam, Stephanie, Emily, Jason, Ken, Jeff, and many many more along the way. Then I have the recent ones: The Kelson Family, Mortenson family, Dorothy Larson, Cami Perry, Patti Miller, Michelle Arciniega, and several others. I reflect on all the times we shared, the memories, the blessings, the strengths, the comforts, the victories and the small but simple moments. You know who you are, you know that I love you, you know that I am the person I am because of you, you know that I remember, and you know that you hold an individual piece of my heart. Thank-you so much to all of you for all that you do, have done, and will do for me in my life. I pray that I can only be a better person, because of all of you. I pray that I can be as good a parent as I have watched many of you raise your families. I pray that I can be there for my children, and teach them to love as you have taught me. This is the month of LOVE. Let us all share love, kindness, forgiveness, peace, comfort and whatever we need to help others on their life journeys. Let us give them a comfort to ease all their trials. Yes some of us will face easy trials in life, and there are others who battle everyday. Be grateful for all that you have been given. PLEASE LET THOSE WHO YOU LOVE KNOW THAT YOU LOVE THEM EACH AND EVERYDAY, because we don't know when it will be our turn to return to our Father above. Seems like lately we have seen alot of good people die young, and with no signs of illness. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL OF YOU!!!! Know that I love you and forever my life will be wonderful, because of ALL of YOU! :)

1 comment:

Shana Lynn said...

Amen to that!!! I love valentines day and the month surrounding it. Thanks for all you do!!! You are the best neighbor we've ever had!!!