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Thursday, February 26, 2009

In Memory Of A Great Lady

Yesterday at 1:17 pm my kids grandma and my ex mother in law passed away. She was my mother in law for 20 years so of course I am sad to see her go but I'm also happy that she is no longer having to deal with sickness that she dealt with all the time I knew her. There were times when we didn't get along but I think as we both got older we became more tolerant of each other and more understanding of each other's place. She loved her family more than anything in this world and there wasn't anything she wouldn't do for her husband, kids and grandkids. She loved to feed people more than anything and you could be guaranteed an excellent and filling meal when she cooked. It didn't matter what time of day or night it was, if you came to her house she was ready to prepare a full course meal for you. There were times when we would go visit them and we would arrive late at night or early in the morning and her first words were "are you hungry, can I fix you something to eat" you wouldn't get just a sandwich you would get the whole works. She loved to help people and I guess that is why she made the perfect nurse when she was younger. I can remember when she would be in the hospital herself because of sickness and we would go visit her but of course she wouldn't be in her room. She would be in someone else's room trying to help them. Sometimes she could be a little overbearing but as I said before as I got older I learned to realize that it was her way of showing love.

I'm sure there was a happy reunion when she crossed to the other side of the veil with her family members that have gone before. I especially visualize her hugging her grandaughter Kari,my daughter that was stillborn, that she has never seen. What a special moment that must have been.

Bryan my son was very upset when he learned that she had passed and I tried to explain to him my philosophy on death and birth. I remember when my first grandchild was born I could picture her grandparents,who had died a few year ago, and even my daughter telling her goodbye as she left her Heavenly home to come be her parents on this earth. I'm sure they were sad to see her go because they would miss her and they didn't know how long it would be before they would be able to see her again. But they knew they would see her again so they said goodbye and waited. Now I can also visualize Grandma Betts family members on the other side of the veil welcoming her back home while those of us left on this earth mourn for her. We are sad to see her go because we will miss her and we don't know how long it will be before we see her again. But we know we will see her again so we say our goodbyes and wait for the day when we are reunited again as an eternal family.




Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I can so relate to this quote.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:Harold B. Lee

"Don't be afraid of the testing and trials of life. Sometimes when you are going through the most severe tests, you will be nearer to God than you have any idea, for like the experience of the Master Himself in the temptation on the mount, in the Garden of Gethsemane, and on the cross at Calvary, the scriptures record, 'And, behold, angels came and ministered unto him' (Matthew 4:11). Sometimes that may happen to you in the midst of your trials" (The Teachings of Harold B. Lee, p. 192).

Monday, February 23, 2009

Bryan's Special Day


On Feb 18 Bryan turned 12 and Sunday he was ordained a Deacon. He had been anticipating this day for quite some time and the night before he said he was so excited that he couldn't sleep. It was so neat to see him excited about receiving the priesthood and learning new things.

A college education does not make a person smarter than everyone else

Now don't get me wrong a college education is a good thing and there are times when I regret not going to college. I chose to stay home and raise 5 kids while my husband (at the time) got the college degree. But when that happened all of a sudden I became stupid. I suppose I never really noticed it until after we were divorced of course and than he remarried a woman with a college degree and than I became even dumber. Even in court he stated that having a college degree made you a better mom. Is it any wonder after 20 years of marriage I lost my self esteem?
Anyway the point of all this is after the divorce I went to school and became an esthetician which is a person that knows skin. We were having a discussion about tans and if they were healthy or not and I stated that a tan is the body telling you that you have had too much sun and it isn't healthy. Oh boy I was quickly told that I was wrong and that college education knew more about skin than a person that studied skin.
Well after everyone was gone I read up on the subject and here is what I found.
"You see a 'beautiful tan' and your immediate thought might be that it is healthy looking, however that tanned look is actually your skin's response to the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation. Ultraviolet rays from the sun penetrate into the upper layers of unprotected skin, quickly damaging skin cells even before you start showing any signs of sunburn or tan. That 'healthy glow' is caused by the release of enzymes by your skin's defense mechanism, in an attempt to repair the damaged cells--basically your body's cry for help"
Just because I don't have a college degree there are still some things that I feel I have alot of knowledge on and one of those areas is the skin.
Probably anyone who is reading this is saying "ok so what you were right" and really it isn't that big of a deal but what is a big deal is that now even though I'm divorced from the man my son is starting to show the same signs of treating me like I'm stupid and can't have an intelligent converstation and that truly bothers me. It amazes me how you can heal from a controlling relationship but it only takes one incident to bring everything all back again and you start back at square one.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Happy Friday Everyone


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Chris Harris Initial Flight Solo


This is an excerpt from an email I got from Chris Harris, our son in law, about his first initial solo while he is in flight training in Enid Ok.


"Today I got to fly a semi-expensive Air Force jet by my self. Here are a few pics of the event. The mighty Oklahoma winds were gusting 28-34 knots which made it even more interesting. What a thrill though."

We are really proud of all the hard work he is doing to support our daughter. They say that no one is ever good enough to marry your little girl but I have to say that he is all we could have hoped for in a son in law.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

I received an other wonderful email today that really gave me a chuckle. Hope it's makes you laugh as well.

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If you are in need of a chuckle read this!
Girlie Wisdom! 1. A friend of mine confused her Valium with her birth control pills... she has 14 kids but doesn't really care.
2. One of life's mysteries is how a 2-pound box of chocolates can make a woman gain 5 lbs.
3. My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely.
4. The best way to forget your troubles is to wear tight shoes.
5. The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don't know what you are doing, someone else does.
6. The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight because by then, your body and your fat are really good friends.
7. Just when I was getting used to yesterday, along came today.
8. Sometimes I think I understand everything, and then I regain consciousness.
9. I gave up jogging for my health when my thighs kept rubbing together and setting fire to my knicker's.
10. Amazing! You hang something in your closet for a while and it shrinks 2 sizes!
11. Skinny people irritate me! Especially when they say things like...'You know sometimes I forget to eat!' .....Now I've forgotten my address, my mother's maiden name and my keys, but I have never forgotten to eat. You have to be a special kind of stupid to forget to eat!1
12. The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing and then they marry him!
13. I read this article that said the typical symptoms of stress are eating too much, impulse buying, and driving too fast.. Are they kidding? That's my idea of a perfect day! SEND THIS TO 5 BRIGHT WOMEN YOU KNOW AND MAKE THEIR DAY!!! LIVE SIMPLY.....LAUGH OFTEN....LOVE DEEPLY

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Julia Lynn Betts Blessing Day


Today was Julia's blessing and she look beautiful. She is the sweetest thing and has such a sweet disposition. I arrived to her house early so that I could get some pictures of her in her dress and she was so sweet and patient with me while I was getting her dressed. She didn't cry once and took everything in stride. What a sweet spirit she has.

Family Photo

Family Photo
Family Photo

Melissa and Chris family wedding pic

Melissa and Chris family wedding pic
The WHOLE family at Melissa and Chris reception

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