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Thing I’m Grateful For

 At the request of Marla Jane I’ve listed a few things I’m grateful for… 



Things I’m Grateful For


                        ~ The color of the clouds when the sun rises and sets

                        ~ The sound of a child’s laugh, nothing seems to boost my spirit more

                        ~ The struggles of a mother to raise her 5 children (my mom is amazing)

                        ~ For friends that care about me and let me know

                        ~ For the ability to be loved, feel love and love others

~ For those quiet moments laying downstairs on Curtis’ bed, just talking about things… (this is probably how I fell in love with him)

~ Hot chocolate

~ Bubble Baths

~ Sunday evenings with my mom playing the piano and my sister with her violin and me singing

~ Snowflakes

~ Walks around the golf course at night, just to see the stars and talk about life

~ The wisdom of those around me

~This list could go on and on, but I’ll just stop here… I’m just grateful for the opportunity to live!


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I’ve never known anyone that has cancer.  I’ve met people that have had cancer in the past and are already done with their battle.  On the 16th of November, that all changed…

My best friend Curtis, who was on a mission in Minnesota, got diagnosed with cancer in his tongue (weird I know).  I had spent the day in Salt Lake with some of my old friends to have some fun before I leave the country for a while.  Dave and I had gone to the temple and I had accidently left my cell phone at his house.  I was gone for about 5 hours and when we got back to Dave’s house I went to go grab my phone, just as I was reaching for my  phone, it rang.  It was my good friend Janie.  I answered the phone all happy and having a good time, but she sounded really quiet… that’s when you know something is wrong…

She asked if I had spoken with anyone, I told her I hadn’t because I had left my phone.  She then told me something that could have potentially brought my world as I know it to an end.  My best friend in the entire world had cancer… you hear that word a lot in everyday life, but do we all really know what it means? That’s all I could think about, cancer… well… what does that mean? 

I quickly hung up with her and called Laura, Curtis’ mom, to see what was going on.  The line was busy, so I called Jon, who didn’t answer, so I called Jake, who had just gotten in a car accident… Then Jon called me back so he told me what had happened with the whole thing.  I called Laura and finally got through, she told me the majority of the story…

He had a sore on the left side of is tongue that was bothering him, so he went in to get it checked, they took a biopsy and WHAM!  It tested positive for cancer, they sent him home the next day. 

 I just have to say that it is fantastic to have my best friend home! These are not the circumstances that I would have wanted him home under, but he’s in high hopes and doing well, and I’ll keep you updated!

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Single White Female

I reached that point in life where there is nothing to do.  All my girlfriends are married (or unofficially engaged) and all my guy friends have girlfriends or are on missions, minus 1 ½ (I say ½ because he gets home from his mission on tomorrow, the 2nd).  So – my life as a single 20 yr old white female has now led to sewing skirts for my mission in my basement… isn’t that sad?  I’ve turned into something like an old spinster woman, at 20, I wonder what I’ll be like when I’m 50…?  Hopefully a mom that has learned how to sew clothes for her children!

Today on my lunch I went to the fabric store to find some material for another skirt, and then I found a really cute pattern for a jumper… so when I go home tonight I’m going to try sewing this pattern and see if it turns out, I’m excited for it however!

One of my good friends, Janie, had a lady from work give her a really nice sewing machine, so Janie has let me borrow her old one (which is really nice) until I leave on my mission! She’s awesome and I’m so glad to have her as such a good friend!

Sew – here we go, and hopefully it’ll turn out!

  Siempre y para Siempre

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