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2/23/18 6:52 P

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My life this month has been turned up side down with the four grandchildren belonging to my DS are now living her full time indefinitely. There are a lot of things I had never anticipated from this family and this is one of them.

While this is very challenging to me in many ways, I'm so grateful to have these children in my home and having the time to get to know them and having an place for them to be safe from harm.

Sometimes blessings come from things that challenge us the most.

My life takes a different turn every few months and I find that some of them are welcome and some are not anticipated. Still, almost all of them end up being a blessing that is waiting for me to receive it.

May you all have a great day.

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde

You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
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2/17/18 10:39 A

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Life is a whirlwind for us right now. We moved across country so that I could be closer to my family in Texas. I had moved myself and my children to southern Utah 9 years ago when I met my current husband after my divorce. It was hard because they were little and leaving their family and friends. Now they are teenagers, and it was hard because they had grown to love southern Utah and they had to leave their friends again. We are also in a rental home until we can either build or buy a home that is large enough for the 7 kids and one grandbaby living at home. The one good thing is I no longer have to drive 130 miles to work and be gone for days at a time. Right now the thing I am working on is my 2 classes that I am taking this semester (there is a lot of homework) to complete my BSN and trying to start packing again. We are also meeting with our realtor and the mortgage company to get everything in line so we can purchase a home if we find something that can work for us or build. We have also met with a builder and they have drawn up a nice floor plan based on one we picked out but needed a little tweaking.

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2/15/18 11:56 P

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For many religions Lent began on Wednesday. I have heard of many things people are doing for this holy time.

We don't, as a church, celebrate or observe Lent. It is not necessary, but it is also a time to become more in tune with ourselves. Easter is coming and it is important to do things to bring us closer to the Spirit.

There are three things I am doing this time of year until April 1 which coincides with General Conference.

1. Avoid complaining. This means that I have to find positive things to say about the challenges in my life. It also means that I need to observe this practice in my prayers and my own thoughts. Thinking of blessings rather than trials is a challenge, but something I need to do for me.

2. Simplify my life. This is going to be done by cleaning out my closets and ridding myself of clothing I am not wearing whether or not I am "going to fit into that again." It will make more room in my space and less clutter to deal with.

3. Eat more vegetables. I find that in the winter I have a harder time eating vegetables. This year has been an extra challenging time because my grandchildren hate vegetables and I have to prepare them myself. I also have a limited income so the exotic or super fresh foods are harder to afford. I'm up to the challenge and I know I feel better when I have healthier foods in my body.

What are you doing in preparation for Easter?

Call me WG
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde

You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
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