July 28, 2013

I'm Back!!!

I don't think there are many that read my blog, but for those few that do, I just wanted to let you know I'm Back!!  I think the break I took was wonderful for my soul.  I needed to get my health, heart, mind and body back to a nearly normal place.  I had some healing to do and in a BIG way!  This picture was a recent one taken of our family and I can tell I'm feeling so much better just in how I look in it. I will add some more throughout this post.  I love my family.

I found that the pain I was experiencing in the Spring was due to sugar.  I couldn't believe it.  However when I went off it and the pain subsided I had to face reality.  Sugar is like a huge poison to my body.  I've been pretty good this summer staying off of it mostly.  Once in awhile I'll sneak a little something and I've done okay, but I am not pushing the issue.  I know it isn't good for me and so I'm okay with the rare occasion that I do partake of this.  I am eating much healthier now and intend to continue to do those things that will feed my body and spirit with good things, the things my Heavenly Father intended me to take in.

Our youngest daughter also got her mission call and we have been getting her ready to serve a mission for our church.  Yes, we're mormon and love it.  She was called to the Florida Tallahassee Mission.  She will leave and go into the mission training center on October 16th.  She had a big wait due to the fact that she had her braces on and they won't let her go out until they are off.  I've been grateful for the waiting period we've had because I'm finding it's harder getting a young woman ready vs. getting a young man ready.  There is so much to getting her clothing, etc that I didn't have to do with my boys.  You sent them out with 2 suits and 10-12 white shirts and ties.  How hard was that?!  It's been a totally different experience with her.  But I'm loving every minute that she and I have together to build memories!  I have every Tuesday off work and we are trying to attend each of the LDS Temples in Utah before she leaves on her mission.  It's been fun!  I will really miss her when she is gone, but I know she will do a good job spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and loving the people of Florida.

I've also gone back to work.  I know crazy, but we had to pay for this mission somehow and that seemed to be the answer.  My oldest son has a roofing business and he fell in to some bad roofing relationships this spring.  The gentleman that he was going to partner with took all of the money and left my son holding the debt of 75,000.  So my son paid the debt, but now we're having to go to court to try and get some of the money back from the so-called partner.   About a month after we filed the law suit against that guy we found out that our son's accountant had been embezzling money from him and others.  He was out another 20,000.  So he ended up having to lay-off some of his workers and start from scratch again.  So I have taken over his office and we are getting things back to where they should be.  I'm happy I could help him and that he could help me.  It's been a little crazy, but I couldn't ask for a better boss!
Our 3rd grandchild is due in November and I will write more on that later!

I am still being a grandmother on the days that I can and loving every minute of it.  I was just called to serve as a primary teacher in our ward (I will teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the 3 and 4 year olds). I went today and had a ball.   The Primary President apologized to me today saying that she hadn't called me to this position but that our Bishop had just decided that was what I needed to do.  I have to say (and I thought a lot about this) ~  It doesn't matter where you serve, whether it was a call of inspiration or desperation, but the fact that you are willing to serve and serve with all of your heart that matters.  We should all be willing to serve our Lord and be happy to do so!   That is my thoughts on that one, so she didn't need to apologize.  I'm happy to serve!

That is where I have been and a little of what has been going on in my life.  I will continue to keep in touch now.  I'm sure I'll take small breaks here and there, but for the most part - I'm Back and happy to be here!!