Friday, November 26, 2010

Blessings from God

As many of you know, my carpeting is very very very ancient. It has holes in it and I

try to cover them up. But that's okay. I pray for new carpeting but always say at the

end of the prayer....that it's an extra, but would be nice. Today, I received a phone

call from a worker at Mesa Sales who said that my name was randomly chosen from the

phone book to get new carpeting. I didn't believe it of course...but inside I hoped

it was true. I knew that they didn't have my cell number of which they called me on.

Finally, he told me that the carpeting was paid for by an anonymous person and that he

will be out on Monday to measure the house and bring samples. I started to cry....and

then I couldn't stop. I've cried my makeup off twice. I'm spoiled and loved and God

truly is blessing us.

I just got a new roof that didn't cost us anything and also, my daughter in laws

parents (The Stapley's)are giving us a beautiful organ.

Now I get carpeting! It's coming before

Christmas. I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By the way, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving with Jonathan and Carrie and their sweet

family. We enjoyed seeing Aaron and Andrea and their kids last night and today as

well. We sure love our family.

It was the off year for Thanksgiving

so next year everyone will be here...even Thomas. He's coming home on Feb. 15th

from his mission in Washington. Again....I just can't

believe the blessings and I know that all blessings ultimately come from God. There

are angels here on earth that are his hands though. I'm thankful for those ministering

angels. Hopefully through the years I will be able to minister to others and bless

many peoples lives.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

So many blessings

What a wonderful fundraiser we had. My daughter in law, Andrea, did an outstanding

job of organizing, delegating and carrying out the Spaghetti Dinner/Auction. I had a

great time and enjoyed visiting with friends, family, and meeting new people. There

were so many kind people and businesses that donated items and services to be

auctioned. I really appreciate all the many many hours that went into it. My sister

Mary Nielson and her husband were very kind to open up there home and lovely back yard

for the evening. All my kids helped tremendously and that is one way that I feel of

their love for me.

It is difficult at times to take money from people who are very tight themselves. But,

I know that God blesses people in return for all that they do.

Im a new grandmother again. Maria had little Samuel and he is so cute. He has dark

hair and a lot of it. His temperament is so sweet and easy going. Maria worked so

hard in getting donations...up until he was born and then organized and worked after

wards as well. One of our kids donated an I-pad to the organization "Setting Them

Free" to help further the charitable organization that the funds are channeled


Even though I am in remission with cancer....I have some other health problems right

now. My cholesterol is very high and I was diagnosed with osteoporosis. It runs in

the family. I have a doctors appointment next week to learn what I should do about it.

Life is interesting. But, with challenges you learn what is important in life. It's

about God, family, and blessing the lives of others. It's also about freedom. It's

about listening to the still small voice and following the promptings of the Spirit.

I have a lot to accomplish in this life and have an exciting future. Life is good!