Thursday, November 26, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
I love seeing their handwriting
Monday, November 16, 2015
The Last Cole Thanksgiving was in 2013. This was the last Thanksgiving meal we enjoyed together.
|Cole Sisters...Thanksgiving Pie Party at Marcie's home, 2014|
This is what Marcie wrote:
I am thankful for- Life. Life is good.
Modern Coneniences- Central air and heat. I would have been a poor pioneer.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ.
My cute missionary Hayden who loves what he is doing.
Nelson who keeps me in line.
Megan who is my friend.
Jordan and Laurie for their unconditional love.
Ryan and Carson- being a grandma is awesome.
Gary, my rock, my soul, my love.
I am blessed.
I had the privelege of being with Holly through two sacrament meetings yesterday. I got to hear her sing the hymns and I was reminded what an amazing thing singing in church can be. Holly sings every hymn loud and with gusto. She doesn't care if she says the words just right, or if she hits the notes just right ...she just loves to sing praises.
It makes me smile.
When you catch her eye while she's singing, there is a sparkle and a joy that is undescribable.
Holly sings with abandon and love.
We can learn a lot from her exuberance.
|This is Holly receiving her Ipad for her birthday May 2015. She uses this to sing all of her church songs now.|
Sunday, November 8, 2015
The opening song in my ward Sacrament meeting was Count Your Blessings. So I did. I am so grateful for family and friends and our life journey that we get to travel together. Verse 1 and 2 of Count Your Many Blessings...took my breath away and made me stop...then the 4th verse of the song started and I knew it was a message from the Lord that I needed.
"So amid the conflict, whether great or small, Do not be discouraged; God is overall. Count your many blessings; Angels will attend. (Mom, Dad, Marcie and Tom) Help and comfort give you to your journey's end."
The past few days I've been in deep reflection. I have wept and felt anger and felt peace. This is what I know today...I have been taught for over 50 years to LOVE, love my family, my fellow man, everyone and that is what I have and continue to strive to do. I have been taught how to serve, to be positive, to be compassionate, to mourn, to respect, to uplift, to grieve, to care, to forgive, to learn by faith, to grow, to be a Mother and a Grandmother, to pray, to teach and to be taught, to receive , to give, to understand and to seek understanding, to find my Savior and to feel his love and the peace that comes from him. And SO much more.
I've tried to teach my children these same things and know that each of my children have a deep spiritual connection with their Savior and they have come to know Him in their own way.
ALL that cannot be taken away by a new guideline . It can't.
As I count my blessings, I feel peace that only my Savior can give me. That is what I will hold to today and tomorrow and going forward.
God is good.
Counting my blessings brought peace and perspective.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Laila as Beyonce. Jenna did her hair and make up and she is actually wearing 5 inch heels from DI and the leotard is Aunt Angela's from her 5th grade dance troop....so I guess it's vintage from the 70's
Halloween is Laila's favorite holiday...she loves all the gross, the scary and gore..she loves dressing up and the haunted houses and all of the candy and costumes. She is sad every year when I put the decorations away and move onto Thanksgiving.