One of Heavenly Fathers great gifts to us is the new, broader perspective that we receive once we get through difficult times.I've been trying really hard lately to see the eternal perspective of things that we face in this life, and I think I better understand why Heavenly Father created animals, and it's because he can use them to teach us lessons about ourselves and about life that would be much more painful to learn any other way. Skeeter has been a member of the Weidauer family for his whole life so everyone had a difficult time with his passing, but we had the opportunity to get together and have a little mini memorial service....okay it wasn't really a memorial service, but we did get together and decorate a framed picture of him with little messages to him (and yes it was as cheesy as it sounds) but I think it helped us all move on a little bit.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Last year, at this time, my calling was the relief society presidency member over activities and as part of the Relief Society birthday celebration we decorated birthday cakes according to different themes. My table's theme was Nauvoo. This is our rendition of the Nauvoo Temple and surrounding area in edible form.
Matt and I love doing little projects around our house to make it more comfortable. One thing that has really been bothering us is the fan in our Kitchen. We both hated that it was white and gold...and probably hadn't been cleaned since it got installed long before we bought the house.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
“One woman who had been through years of trial and sorrow said through her tears, ‘I have come to realize that I am like an old 20-dollar bill—crumpled, torn, dirty, abused, and scarred. But I am still a 20-dollar bill. I am worth something. Even though I may not look like much, and even though I have been battered and used, I am still worth the full 20 dollars.’”“You Are My Hands” Dieter F. Uchtdorf April 2010 General Conference