I'm thankful for:
Years ago, this photo was lost in a move. I searched for a replacement for quite a while, and finally found one. The photo is of the Salt Lake City Temple spires, with fog all around. I like the visual representation of the gospel shining forth out of the mists of the world. The gospel of Jesus Christ gives me hope, even when events in the world are confusing, angry, or sad.
When I was in 3rd grade, my teacher gave me (and everyone in the class who wanted one) a start from Colonel Coleus, the classroom plant. Though my mom always had houseplants, that was the first time I had my own. Colonel Coleus' kin has long since passed, but I've had houseplants ever since that time. This Christmas cactus reminds me of my grandma, who had several huge Christmas cacti growing in her house. Even the care center where she now lives has an enormous Christmas cactus.
Another houseplant, but I'm counting this as a separate entry. This is one of the African violets that told me when my other grandma died. It has been in an almost constant state of bloom ever since, and I think of her every time I see it.
Both of my grandmas enjoyed crocheting, and this is just one example of their handiwork. It reminds me of all the time they spent in loving service for their family.
Youngest daughter made this when she was a little girl, and it represents to me our commitment to a strong family. The document is The Family: A Proclamation to the World , and the photos are of our immediate and extended family enjoying time together.
Music has always been part of our family, and every Monday night we gather around the piano, as songs and prayers open and close our Family Home Evening.
This little tied quilt reminds me of the time years ago when John and I went on a pioneer trek (items 5-7 on that link). The quilt was tied by our trek kids, and serves as a memento of those days and all the lessons we learned about the dedication of the early pioneers.
The framed photo of that woman is another item of significance to me. I know I have a lot of links in this post, but if you haven't read about how I found her photo, please go read the story here. It's truly one of the most amazing things I've experienced.
Rather strange that two antique store finds make my list, but I am amazed at what shows up in random places. This is a 1905 copy of The Book of Mormon, printed in Hawaiian, that I discovered in an antique store in a tiny western Washington town. I have no idea how it got there. I don't read Hawaiian, but I do love old books, and scripture is scripture no matter the language.
This little car reminds me of John, and I'm so glad it (the car) is sitting in the garage, and that John is part of my life. You can read about John's original Anglia here, and this little red beauty here.
Now I'm supposed to tag another blogger to participate in this exercise. Normally tagging other people makes me a little nervous. Have they been tagged already, and I'm forgetting? Will they want to participate? Fortunately for me, Dyanne even had a suggestion on who I should tag! And as great minds (or as my youngest son says, "similar minds," but we'll leave it at "great") think alike, her suggestion was someone I had already decided to choose! So, Mom, or as the rest of you know her, Pat of A Season and A Time, consider yourself tagged! (And Mom, you are so new to blogging, that I'm sure no one would mind if you tagged someone who had already been tagged before, so no pressure.)
A Fly on our (Chicken Coop) Wall, Amycake and the Dude, Considerings, Finding Ninee, Getting Literal, I Want Backsies, The Meaning of Me, Thankful Me, Uncharted, The Wakefield Doctrine
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