Tuesday, October 28, 2008

35th wedding anniversary

October 18th was mom and dads 35 wedding anniversary. I wanted to acknowledge it. Happy Anniversary mom and dad!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The countdown

9 days and counting.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


One of the hardest things that people say is that mom is a memory or that I have her in my memories. I want to shout out with all my voice and say she is not a memory she is real, she is happy, she is working hard and she is definately existing. I know this as surely as I know anything. Our relationships keep going even though we are separated for a time. Love you mom.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Spiritual thoughts to feed our souls!!!

I have been wanting to bring a little more spiritual meaning into my life, and decided to look online at some conference talks by our beloved apostles. I read these talks from Ezra Taft Benson and Pres. Monson, wanted to share with all of you. .........Life is eternal. We are eternal beings. We lived as intelligent spirits before this mortal life. We are now living part of eternity. Our mortal birth was not the beginning. Death, which faces all of us, is not the end.
As eternal beings, we each have in us a spark of divinity. As one who has traveled over much of this world, I am convinced that our Father’s children are essentially good. They want to live in peace. They want to be good neighbors. They love their homes and their families. They want to improve their standards of living. They want to do what is right, and I know that God loves them.There is the ever-present expectancy of death, but in reality there is no death—no permanent parting. The resurrection is a reality. The scriptures are replete with evidence. Almost immediately after the glorious resurrection of the Lord, Matthew records: “And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.” (Matt. 27:52–53.)
The spirit world is not far away. Sometimes the veil between this life and the life beyond becomes very thin. Our loved ones who have passed on are not far from us.
The prophet Brigham Young asked, “Where is the spirit world?” and then answered his own question:
“It is right here. … Do [spirits] go beyond the boundaries of this organized earth? No, they do not. They are brought forth upon this earth, for the express purpose of inhabiting it to all eternity.” (Journal of Discourses, 3:369.)
“When the spirits leave their bodies they are in the presence of our Father and God, they are prepared then to see, hear and understand spiritual things . … If the Lord would permit it, and it was His will that it should be done, you could see the spirits that have departed from this world, as plainly as you now see bodies with your natural eyes.” (Journal of Discourses, 3:368.) President Ezra Taft Benson “Death is not what some people imagine. It is only like going into another room. In that other room we shall find … the dear women and men and the sweet children we have loved and lost.”7 Pres. Monson

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Our boy is coming home!

Yes its almost time two long years have gone by and we are counting down 23 days to go. Casey will be coming home on November 4th. I know mom would be especially gitty right now for his return. Mom and Casey have a really special bond. I wonder if mom knows about and it and how she is feeling. We can't wait to have Casey back.