I recieved this today in a E-mail and felt like it was such a great reminder that I would add it to my blog. I have days like this and need this reminder every now and again.
A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this. He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill. He then asked, "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air. Well, he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. "Now, who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air. My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE. You are special- Don't EVER forget it."
Count your blessings, not your problems.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Happy Birthday Mady. Mady is 14 today 14 going on 25. Mady, like alot of other girl's, wants to grow up to fast. Slow down someday you'll look back and say were did time go.
My sweet Mady I love you dearly and hope your Birthday is just how you want it. Happy Birthday!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Tyson is 14 years old today. Tyson has always been a little full of it he likes to give his Grandma a hard time every now and again. But Tyson I love you dearly and I wouldn't change anything about you.
Tyson is very good at sports and anything he sets his mind to he can accomplish. Have a great day Tyson We love you!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I've been on a diet since September 12th. It is so hard to diet. Luckily my husband Gary is on it with me. this is good in some ways and bad in other ways. It makes making meals a little easier because we eat the same things, but he like other men loss there weight faster than a women. Gary as lost 25.8 lbs and I have lost 17.2 lbs and I know he adds a few more extra' s to is meal. He has a sit down job and I have a very active job. So whats up with this I guess its the hormones. But the reason I'm writing this is my to Grandchildren Nash and Trey can say some of the sweetest things for a Grandma's ears. Monday Trey looked at me and said "Grandma your belly isn't very fat any more". I thought what a nice thing to say I give him a hug and I called his Mom to tell her how sweet her son was. then just a few minutes ago I was fixing oatmeal for Nash and I told him I would love to have a bowl with him but I couldn't. He ask why and I said it was not on my diet, he said "why are you dieting Grandma it doesn't matter to me what you look like". How I love my Grandkids they only see you through rose colored glasses.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Today is Bailee's Birthday. She is 13 years old today, a teenager how cool. Bailee is such a sweet kind person she aways lets me know that she loves her Grandma. When ever she sees me she always has a big hug to give me. She loves babies and so she is a great help to her Mother in the Day Care. She is a very likable person and this shows in all the friends she has. What a beautiful young lady you have become Bailee. Happy Birthday! We love you.
Today is also Nash's Birthday he is 8 years old. This is a very important birthday, because at the age of 8 he can become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He has been going to Primary to help him understand the teaching of our church and he is very prepared to be baptized a member. Have a wonderful day Nash we love you. You are on your way to becoming a wonderful young man. Happy Birthday!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Well today is my big day. I'm 61 year old today, boy I'm old. Do I feel that old? Oh yes I do at times. Do I act my age? Not usually. I'm a kid at heart, I truly love life. I have had many challenge through out my life. But I have learned much from them. I have also been blessed in so many ways. I have the most wonderful Husband that anyone could ask for. He has taken me to many others parts of the world and doing this has made me more thankful for were I live and the freedom that I have. I have been blessed to have 4 children and 3 step children ( I hate the word step) were just one big happy family. I have 22 beautiful Grandchildren. I have good health, a great home that I love, great friends , I have the Gospel. Who could ask for anything more. So Judi Have a wonderful Birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Today is my Daddy's birthday he would be 86 years old today. Daddy passed away at the young age of 50. He had suffered from MS Multiple Sclerosis for half is life. He discovered he had MS at the age of 25. This was the year I was born 1947.
Daddy was a very hard worker he owned his own trucking business. I can remember many times in my teenage years when he would leave early in the morning walking out to his truck only to return in the evening having to crawl on his hands and knees to the house because his legs could not carry him. He never gave up though he would get up the next morning and do the same.
I believe it was about 10 years before is death that he was confined to a wheel chair. This was very hard on him because he was such a hard worker and it broke his heart to see our Mother have to go to work everyday to support our family. Daddy would always have Mothers supper ready and waiting for her when she returned home. Just a note: Daddy could make the best fried potatoes I have yet to taste.
Daddy spoiled me rotten I was his little blond bomber. I could give him my pouty lips and I would get what ever I wanted.
One of my favorite memories is watching Daddy taking Mykla and Corey on rides on his wheel chair all over his neighborhood, they loved there Grandpa so very very much. I wish that my other children could have known him.
I'm so very thankful for our eternal plan, and I'm looking forward to someday seeing and being with my family that has gone on before me. Daddy, Momma, Terry, Ronny, and all my Grandparents, but I hope it's not to soon. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!
Love you lots.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
I decided to add this after seeing two of my day care kids (Avorie & Adilyn) sitting in one on there family blog. They even make them big enough for Kyler and I to sit in. This was taken in Branson last year. Yes Kyler's feet are as big as they look (size 14)
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Brenda is our third to the oldest or maybe it sounds better to say the fourth to the youngest. Brenda lives in Mesa Arizona so we don't get to see her as much as the rest of our children, but she is still loved and very much missed. Brenda is such a beautiful person inside and out. Brenda is my step daughter also, but she has always showed me her love and concern. Thank you Brenda for letting me be part of your life. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Happy Birthday Kyler. Where did time go I can't believe your 16 Years old today. Kyler you have grown into a very special young man. Although you have been though a lot for someone your age, you always seem to come out a stronger person. Always keep your goals at reach and you can accomplish what ever you seek after if you truly try. Always stay close to your Father In Heaven and remember he is always there for you. We love you.
Trey was looking at blogs with me, and we came across someones art work and the next thing I know he's handing his art work to me. This is a picture of a car he's driving, a rainbow and his house. So Cute Trey