Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Terrible Day

Today is an extrememly tough day for all those who have someone or know someone in law enforcement. I cannot believe what this world is coming to and how plain evil and cold people can be. I cannot even imagine what I would do if something like this ever happened to Lonnie. We know so many families of officers. Please pray for the family and for those that are working the case that they may find those who committed such a horendous act of murder. Lonnie knew the gentleman as he taught him a class in the academy. So I'm sure that we will be attending his funeral. It's the least we can do to show our respect. On a positive note, there was some justice today for Officer Cortez and his family. I personally knew his wife and he was a major influence on Lonnie joining the force. Again, please remember these families in your prayers and thank an officer for his or her hard work. Because these men and women truly never know if that day of "work" will be their last. May we come to realize who the real heros out there are.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

All is well

What can I say? I love these kiddos so much! Althought there is something wrong with this picture! Surgery was this morning and things went very well. All along the doctor said to think skinny because the skinner my ankle was going into surgery the quicker the healing time would be. And today he made it huge! Oh well it's all for a good cause I suppose. He is an amazing doctor and I am very grateful that I was in his hands. So I will be chilling at my parents house for the next two weeks. This will be interesting. Thank you all so much for your prayers and thoughts. I had a very uneasy feeling prior to today. I have been praying for comfort in knowing that everything would be just fine, and it was. Thanks again!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Please Don't Judge Me

So I have been a member of the Church for just over twenty seven years now and I have a confession.  I have never read the Book of Mormon.  I am proud to say that I am less than 200 pages from erasing this embarrassing truth!  Anyhow, that's not really the point of this post.  I am constantly amazed at how many of the stories and warnings that are given in the scriptures still pertain to today.  Why do we not get it?  It is literally written in black and white.  That is one of the many beauties of the Gospel...things are so black and white and so plain and simple.  Recently I was reading Alma 60.  Wow!  What an eye opening chapter that is.  Do you see some resemblance in today's world?  If not, go read it again! :)  I am just so grateful that I have the truth literally in my hands.  I am grateful for the knowledge and testimonies that I have.  I am grateful for a loving and forgiving Heavenly Father who still cares for me and wants me to succeed despite the dumb choices I have made.  I love reading the scriptures and am so grateful for the prophets of old who took time to write them so that we could/would learn from their trials.