As a member of the LDS church, we are blessed and privileged to hear the words of our loving and living prophet twice a year. This is called General Conference. When I was a wee lass, we watched it on the television, and I admit, I thought it was boring! But now that I am older, and have grown a bigger testimony, I look forward to listening to conference.
There has been a sense of peace within me since I went to the temple to take out my own endowments. And with that peace has come an urgency to really focus on teaching my daughter the gospel. It’s so funny how everything kind of rolls into one.
Celiac disease is not just an allergy, sensitivity, or an intolerance to gluten. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that makes it impossible for your body to process or break down gluten, causing malnutrition, inflammation, etc. It’s not fun. I had two months of bathroom problems, often losing up to fifteen pounds in three days, every week. I wasn’t retaining any nutrients!
Greetings my friends! It’s been a while, I know, but I’ve been making great progress in my life and with my little family! My little family has taken our first real vacation! My daughter flew on a plane for the first time. We went to Disneyland, visited with my oldest brother and his family, and became acquainted with the Emergency Room Staff at Garden Grove Hospital. Everything was wonderful! Well, except for that last part. At least now I know what kidney stone pain is, and how to recognize and prevent it!
When I think of forgiving other people, I think of, “But what they did was wrong! They don’t deserve to be forgiven.” Well, guess what? I’m wrong in thinking that. It is not our place to decide who deserves our forgiveness, our love, our compassion, or our help.
What a wonderful holiday season! I had been planning a surprise 50th Wedding Anniversary party for my parents for months, and it ended with a successful party- and my gallbladder being removed. Yes indeed, it’s been grand! Okay, so not everything was so wonderful, but, I’ve still enjoyed my unplanned time off just hanging out at home, amidst running some errands in between my attempts to rest. There have been some changes in my life that I am pretty excited about.