Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sabbath thoughts

Today was our Tithing Settlement. The Lord surely has in place a financial plan for the care of the saints with earthly and eternal blessings.
Today my Randi spoke in her singles ward about what makes us a Happy People. She is such a blessing to our family, because she shines that Light of Christ always. Many people want to know why she is so happy...she lets them know it is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

After Randi spoke Bishop Kirk got up to speak of our dear friend Britney Sander Wardle who was in a car accident with her husband of less than a year, Randy, in the early morning hours on their way to a family Thanksgiving celebration. She was airlifted to Las Vegas where she is having miracles take place in her healing, but she has a long way to go. Bishop also heard of a collegue of his was killed over the weekend in a car accident. Bishop Kirk asked for a sincere and long look from each of those in the congregation to turn their prayers to our Father for blessings of those around us who are in pain and in need. Reminding us of our Fast Sunday approaching.

To add to our prayers and fasting, our nephew Jon was in a head on collision this weekend, and is in critical condition. He is a husband and father of 3 small children. So far they have reattached his scalp, done facial reconstruction, put a rod thru his femur, and tomorrow he will be having surgery on is C2 vertibrae, to stabilize his neck as his back is broken in 3 places. He is on a ventilator. It is hard and it is solemnizing as well think often and deeply about those we love.

My prayers this Sabbath day and this week are going to be more frequent vocal and in the quiet of my heart. These prayers said in behalf of Britney and her family, Jon and his little family, their parents, we know to be our family, as we rally sending our love and pleadings heavenward for continued healing.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

31 years and counting!

Who woulda thunk...these kids would turn into these grandparents! Here we are. And life is good. It has been a great journey hand in hand with my best friend and love. Here is to many more sweetest "to Eternity and BEYOND!!"

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Our new baby girl has arrived!!

Little Miss Kennedy Layne Holmes joined our family November 3rd at 9:44 pm. She weighed in (only time you can say that about a girl with out a punch in the nose!!) at 7 lbs 6 oz. 20" long. Our sweet baby girl just gazed at her momma the 30 minutes or so that we were there last night. Breana did a great job, and is going to be an amazing mommy!!She looked so much like her daddy to me last night.

Tonight she looks likes a Holmes still, but different (of course, guys don't understand this at all!).
She reminds me a bit more of her momma, but she also looked a bit like my newborn Randi. Daddy is proud, Gramma is thrilled and in love, and Grampa was quietly taking it all in as is his way.

Welcome sweetheart...we love you so much already!