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Thanksgiving 2016

May 22, 2016

Once a month I get to teach a class to a lovely group of ladies at church, and even though it is about all my nerves can take standing up and talking in front of people, I am grateful for the opportunity because I benefit the most from it.

President Monson taught about the importance of making good choices even when the right choice is more difficult.  He asked us to “maintain courage to defy the consensus” and that when we choose Christ, we have made the correct choice.  I love his counsel 🙂


If you want to give light to others, you have to glow yourself.  Thomas S. Monso

Love this so much.  There are some people in life that just ‘glow’ and they all seem to have a few things in common.  Humility, kindness, and love.  mayrun

April 16, 2016


April 14, 2016

There is not much more that is lovelier than April!  One of my favourite times of the year. It feels like life is starting again with new potential and new possibilities.

The beautiful spring came and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.            Harriet Ann Jacobs

April 1, 2016

It is hard to believe how much of this year that has gone by already!!  This week has been unexpectedly amazing.  A major goal has been accomplished , and some important life lessons have really hit home.  I have always felt that my life’s calling has been to work hard, but I’ve also come to the conclusion this week that it is okay to give myself a break sometimes too.

I have always had difficulty accepting the person that I am.  So many flaws, deficiencies, and shortcomings.  Sometimes it is hard to even look myself in the mirror…  I think this is something that I will always struggle with, but this week I have slowly started to realize that I just need to stop focusing on myself.  I have always felt better about myself when I am serving others, and gratefully this is something that I get to do everyday.  Work has been so busy lately and I am blessed to work with so many wonderful people on a regular basis.

It would have been my cousin Gerry’s birthday this week.  He has been one of my heroes, and even though it has been over 10 years since he and Brian were lost in Russia, I think of them both often.  They are the kind of people that I wish I could be more like.

Can’t wait for the adventures of the next few months!

March 13, 2016

I drive a lot. More than I would like to. But there are some days when driving seems to fix all my problems… ‘My soul is in the sky’ – shakespeare

March 11, 2016

imageTo be honest, today was a bit of a hard day for me…but I’m pretty sure no one caught on … :))

This little one will never know what he got me through…



March 9, 2016 Time

I’ve been thinking about Time a lot lately. Time can change so many things, except for the most important. Many people have come and gone in my life, but for some it seems like time has no effect whatsoever. I’m grateful for the people in my life who tolerate the fact that I’m not always there, but still check in, and still love me anyway. I’ve always known deep down that my life would be the way it is now. I’ve always known that I would likely face most of my challenges by myself, but it is still comforting to know that there are people who care for and love me, even when it is hard I’m sure….