I heard this song today and I thought of my wonderful children. I love these women and men so very much. They truly make me a proud and happy mama. To Garrett, Kimberly, Nate, Kerri, Brad, Krystal and Bruce. You are my sunshine. To Lili, Nate, Mason, Kaci, Forrest and Ballette, you are my bright shining stars. Together we make a happy family, forever and ever. I love you all very tenderly. This song tells just what I feel in my heart and know in my mind.
I have a new friend. Her name is Marianne Johnson. She is a sister in my ward. We met last year when I congratulated her on her new calling as Mia Maid Advisor. I offered to be a helping hand anytime she thought she might get over-whelmed. She took me up on my offer and we put together a fun Christmas Craft evening at her home. Gary was then assigned to be their Home Teacher and since the brother who is his companion isn't always able to go when Gary can, I get to go with him on the visit. These people are wonderful. They work in the baptistry on Fridays. Most of the time they spend two of three days in Phoenix when they go down to the Temple but this week they were only going for the day so they invited me to go along. They gave me plenty of notice so I was able to get some names together for baptism. It took me their entire shift to do the baptisms and initiatory work. I don't think I have ever gone to the temple without running into someone I know. This time it was not any different. I saw Pres. Jim Turley and his wife Peggy and Gwen Evans. Gas is up to $3.00 a gallon so we don't go down to the valley because it just costs too much. So I don't go to the Temple as often. But now I can go with the Johnson when the do a one day trip. We are really looking forward to the new temple being built in North Phoenix.
I left my classroom this morning to help a student locate her Ensign (we read a talk from the Conference Issue once a week) leaving behind the other 9 students half asleep. When I returned to the room this is what I found. BAHHH! My students Misappeared. They were hiding from me in another classroom. After about 5 minutes of me pouting they returned teasing me with giggles. I'm just glad they came back and I didn't have to teach to an empty room. I really like the kids in my class, even if they did get over on me this time. I'm grateful we are comfortable enough with each other that we can have some fun.
I was invited to a luncheon for Valentine's Day. One of the women in my ward invited several of us to gather, eat and visit. It was so enjoyable. I haven't done something like this in a very long time. When we left our hostess gave each one of us a potted Purple Pansy to adorn our window sill. She is such a doll. The food was great and so was the company and conversation. Isn't it great how girl talk can make your day.
You need some time to watch this. It's an episode from the Andy Griffith Show. This is just adorable. For all you girls out there it is well worth your time...for the guys, I'm not sure you will appreciate it.
There will be only a few of you who will appreciate this clip. I think it's so funny! We would watch this movie with the Young Women and then they would practice singing and dancing to this song. It was corny but we had a great time. We even changed the words and used this as a skit for girl's camp....no life without light...does anyone remember that year?