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Thursday Thoughts: Sporadic Posts Ahead!

As you are probably aware, my oldest child is getting married in August.  While I think I have prepared fairly well, I find myself with a to-do list that is demanding most of my attention.  I love blogging, and I've pre-written some upcoming posts.  However, if I miss a day here or there over the rest of the summer, do not be alarmed.  I am giving myself permission to put the blog on the back burner until September.

Posts may come sporadically until the Labor Day weekend is over, at which time, we will resume our regularly scheduled programming.  :-)



Enjoy your summer!

Thanks for understanding friends.


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  1. No doubt you are very busy. Enjoy this time and have fun! We will be here when you return. Wishing you all the best!

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  2. Hey, family is important, and life happens; besides, blogging is for enjoyment not an obligation. Enjoy the events of the coming weeks and post when you can.

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  3. I was already wondering how you kept it up so long while all your planning went on....
    And true friends understand - ofcourse! - that "life" is always more important than blogging.

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  4. Such an exciting family time glad you are taking the time to enjoy every minute! Looking forward to hearing all about it when you return.

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  5. You are so busy, and I so enjoy your comments on my blog. I look forward to seeing your name, and I know that you have so much going on. My world has been so "focused" on everything of my own, with not much reading of yours. I started reading some tonight and will do more tomorrow. SOMEDAY we will meet in person . . . I shared my testimony this past Sunday (which I hadn't done in a while, I am a bit shy actually). One of the things that I shared was the fact that though this disease has had it's downsides of course, it has actually been pretty amazing the BLESSINGS it has brought to my life as well. People I saw every Sunday but with only a few minutes between classes, I had not had conversations with many of the women I saw every week. I saw how this disease has had me getting to know, and having conversations with people I hadn't actually talked to before other than the "hi, how are you?" type of conversation. The people who had come to visit me at the hospital, that have called, asked to be of help. Encouragement and warmth and how I was so very grateful for all of them. I shared that in my Patriarchal Blessing that the patriarch had said that I was an unique person and because of that there would be people that would be able to reach with the Gospel that others might not be able to. However, because of that Satan would be VERY intent on throwing problems in my way and to discourage me from the Gospel. I did have those things happen! (No, I did not realize they would be in the form of my stepchildren . . . or others that have been unkind). No I did not share that during my testimony. What I did say was that Heavenly Father loves me. That he was using them, my ward members as his angels, to bring me food, comfort, love, support, help, etc and that because of THIS DISEASE I was able to see so clearly that this IS the real church. That Heavenly Father IS real, that Jesus Christ IS his son and he died for me and every other person. That being able to see these things so clearly has given me RENEWED hope, and conviction, as to the Gospel, the Atonement, the prophet Joseph Smith, and Thomas Monson is a living prophet today, and the REALITY that this IS THE TRUE CHURCH. No I don't want this disease, I laughed (humor is my "way") and told them I was having a hard time deciding to come since it was the first time without my own hair. That I was having a difficult time until I realized the reason I couldn't get the part right was because of this disease, I was being blessed at the same time.

    Have a great week! Trying to see on here when your oldest is getting married this month? Which day? I am sure it will be wonderful!

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