Our lives pass swiftly by! I want to do something to remember
the everyday moments and my thoughts about them.
That is what this Daybook is all about.
Focusing on the little things that become my life.
One entry at a time.
I am thankful for...Cool breezes and the sunny, longer days. As I "mature" I find a greater dependence on light and a moderate climate. I have been mighty cold a few times this year in Utah and appreciate the warmer weather where we live.
From the learning room...God loves us deeply no matter what we are struggling with at this time. Our struggles are for our good even when we cannot recognize at the time what that really means and are often bewildered by them. Like a chick pecking its way out of an egg, we grow and are strengthened during times of trials. By the time you are our age you don't ask "why me"you pray instead "help me" carry this burden. This life is a test of our faith and allows us to choose our path. God is always with us, do we choose to be with Him is the question?
I am reading... a PDF File created by our cousin of old Italian baptismal records and entering them into Ancestral Quest. It is a labor of love. Looking into the lives of peasant farmers in a tiny village in Italy from the 1600 and 1700s records is a scared blessing and a real eye opener. Our ancestors knew struggle and they overcame it. We learn from them that we can do the same.
Some spiritual thoughts I have been having...everything in life is spiritually based. Every choice we make affects all of us, both body and spirit. Our spirit and our body combined make up our soul. When they work in harmony it is for our ultimate good. I have never understood the symbiotic relation of the two so much as I have since I have gotten healthier. It is a journey that I will stay on for the rest of my life. It is fully worth the effort.
Someone I am praying for this week...oh so many people but I'll mention two. My very very good friend, Carol and her husband John have had a serious trial these nine weeks. Carol and I took our annual trip to Salt Lake City for Rootstech. It is the largest genealogy and family history conference in the world. We had a great time. It was simply wonderful. On the day we were to come home she got a call saying John had had a heart attack. Since February 8th John has been hospitalized following one complication after another from this by-pass surgery. They have both been under tremendous stress and are exhausted. I love them so much they will always be close to my heart and in my prayers. What an example Carol has been through all of this. Driving sometimes four hours a day in heavy traffic to get back and forth to be with John and give him the support he has needed. She is an angel among mortals and I love her with all of my heart.