Saturday, November 30, 2013


"A subtle but significant blessing we receive is the spiritual gift of gratitude that enables our appreciation for what we have to constrain desires for what we want. A grateful person is rich in contentment. An ungrateful person suffers in the poverty of endless discontentment."            David A. Bednar, "The Windows of Heaven"

I love to see my glass as half full, rather than half empty,  At church last Sunday, a speaker said we would have a list that would go from the podium to the floor of things we are thankful for, I think my list would go around the chapel a few times.  There are so many things that I am grateful for!!!!  Each day is a gift, I hate to waste any time.  There is so much life to live.
I am thankful for even the struggles in life because every thing is a gift!

Ronnie and Lonnie McOmber
For Thanksgiving we were invited to Lonnie's twin brother's home.  It should take us 1 1/2 hours to get to his home, but it took us 3 hours because California traffic.  We thought everyone should be eating in the middle of the day, but no, everyone was out driving.
Mary and Ronnie McOmber
They would not let us take anything to help with the meal.  I decided to make this wall hanging for them.  They love birds, birdhouses, and sunflowers.  It is applique and quilting.  It was fun and relaxing for me to make.
Elder Sturgell(middle) has completed 2 years at West Point, but withdrew to go on a mission(Cambodian speaking).  He plans on reapplying and he said that they love the Mormon Missionaries when they come back. He needed a PT test and he needed an officer or NCO to sign off for his PT test.  Elder McOmber brought him and his companion to base for the PT test.
It was not the normal PT test, we had to figure out what he needed to do and the timing he needed to do.

Elder McOmber encouraging them at the end of the run.
Wade (Elder) Tolman brought his family to show them around the mission, He went home this last summer.   It was good to see him, he was one of our favorite missionaries, ....... weeeeelllllll, they all are our favorites.
Our Elders at our ward.  Elder McOmber always checks to make sure they are locking up their bikes correctly.
Sister McOmber and some of  our sisters.  
Elder McOmber went to an apartment to check for "bugs".  We were afraid they were bed bugs, but they ended up being fleas.  We sprayed and Elder McOmber taught them about their stove and cleaning.  This is as we are leaving,  He continues to take every opportunity to teach.
Only 2 more chemo treatments left to do--yaaa!  This one on Friday was not as bad as the last one.  I think they must have given me less benedryl as I did not pass out as bad this time.  
I like this and decided to share it with you!  I have been the recipient of many special messages and thoughtful actions and I appreciate each and every one of them.  I appreciate you, my family and friends.

Twinkies and Root Beer

A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of Root Beer and he started his journey.          

When he had gone about three blocks, he met an elderly man. The man was sitting in the park just feeding some pigeons. 
The boy sat down next to him and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the man looked hungry, so he offered him a Twinkie. 

The man gratefully accepted it and smiled at boy. His smile was so pleasant that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a root beer.
Again, the man smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word.

As it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave, but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the man, and gave him a hug. The man gave him his biggest smile ever.
When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him, "What did you do today that made you so happy?

"He replied, "I had lunch with God." But before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what? God's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"

Meanwhile, the elderly man, also radiant with joy, returned to his home. His son was stunned by the look of peace on his face and he asked," Dad, what did you do today that made you so happy?"
He replied, "I ate Twinkies in the park with God." However, before his son responded, he added," You know, he's much younger than I expected."

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Embrace all equally!
~author unknown~

And .......Thanks for touching my life!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! The quilt you made for your sister-in-law is another work of art. We treasure our beautiful memory quilt that you gave us and consider it a mission treasure! We are praying your last two treatments go well! XOXO