One day, while sitting in Relief Society, in my all Spanish-speaking ward, I was reading a talk by President Monson and felt very moved and inspired. One quote after another jumped off of the page at me. I quickly started to copy and paste them in an email because I wanted to reread them and… Read More #210 – A few favorite quotes
I read this post yesterday and I felt so touched by her writing that I felt I needed to share it too. Meg Johnson – “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” I adore the way that Meg writes. I feel like at times in my life I can write this way too. … Read More #209 – A dose of Meg
This is actually post number #208! I actually decided a few weeks ago, after reading that a favorite blogger of mine had hit 1000 posts, that I should really start counting ALL of my past posts. . . especially if I am going to keep on blogging. I could feel the start of another goal… Read More From #121 to #208 = Starting a New Post Count . . .
I’m so grateful for the many changes that we have made together as a family. I am SO THANKFUL that the Lord compelled us to obey the admonition to hold FHE 4 years ago. It first came from a talk by Sister Linda Reeves who expressed deeply and profoundly that NOTHING is more important to… Read More #120 – FHE = Family Home Evening
Every Wednesday, for the past 3 years, I have been attending the temple. I have felt an urge to be there, almost as if I had a personal calling from the Lord that I needed to go each and every Wednesday morning and serve in the temple. I have completed hundreds of ordinances and that… Read More #119 – The Temple in Me
I have bitten my nails for as long as I can remember. It has always been a satisfying way to relieve stress, panic, anxiety, frustration, anger and even overwhelming feelings of happiness. There was nothing more satisfying then cutting a nail perfectly with my teeth and then playing with it in my mouth. Now, saying… Read More #118 – Bad Habits
I woke this morning to another nightmare. I had one yesterday too. The irony is that these nightmares, although terrifying and petrifying, also have a sense of beauty and love woven into them. Yesterday’s nightmare tried to create fear in losing all we have just worked so hard to acquire financially. This morning’s nightmare forced… Read More #117 – Confused, Hurting but Hopeful
It’s time to go home. A week away from the cell phone, driving/traffic, emails, homeschool, daily routine (chores, cooking, laundry), and just the daily grind has been delightful. Delightful I say! And I owe it all to this man right here because he made it possible (with the assistance of his wonderful parents). Thank you!… Read More #116 – Leaving Paradise . . . and It’s Okay
My husband is an angel in my life. I have this picture of him on the lock-screen of my phone so I can have a gentle reminder everyday to be grateful for this man. One of my favorite things that he does for me is to HELP ME! He has a knack for just about… Read More #115 – The Future
I’m sitting in Paradise. I’m relaxing for the first time in a year. It has been a LONG year. Paul and I needed to get away to reconnect, regroup, and recharge. We chose a 5 night stay at an adult-only resort in Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. We were considering a trip to Paris or Chile,… Read More #114 – Good News!