Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Thanks to Kristin for finding this quote I love it....

"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he's been robbed. The fact is that most putts don't drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey...delays, side tracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."

Gordon B. Hinckley

Hope everyone had a good Labor day weekend. Ours has been fast and full of family. We were sad to say good bye to our sweet sister-in-law, Carol Tyler Whetten, but know that she is so happy where she is and free of a failing body. On the other hand we love the wonderful reunions that come with funerals. It was so good to see all of Carol and Lloyds children and their children. It was good to have Arlene, Darrell, Kathy and JoRene here with us for a few days. We enjoyed catching up and Darrell was a good sport...he went with Bill to show houses on Saturday, and then went Home Teaching with him on Sunday. Next time he comes I will reward him with ice cream. So fum to be with family.

I went to a friends mothers funeral on Friday. What a contrast. It was a wonderful funeral. I came away feeling like I really knew her mom, who I had never met, but there was only the 2 daughters and my friends husband there as family, and a few friends. The Paster who was in charge and talked at the service had never even met Barbara. There was no feeling of Hope or Happiness. Makes my appreciate my beliefs so much more, and that there is life after we leave this earth.

I better get busy and get something done. Hope everyone has a good week. Next weekend will be full also, with the blessing of Anny Johnson, and the ordination of Drew as a Deacon....More family food and fun.

Love to All.

3 comments:

Whetten Family said...

Maybe someone should update their blog.

Barb said...

Hi Bill and Carolyn,

I was so surprised to see your comment on our blog! It is so good to hear from you! I was reading some of your blog and I have another quote for you that is on a sign in our store:
"Normal is just a setting on the washing machine."
Congrats on all of your grandchildren. Although we have three more to get married, I think you will have us beat, but it is so much fun to count. Grandchildren are the icing on the cake, well actually the whole cake, too! Hope to see you soon!

Barb said...

Oh, by the way, if it is okay, I am going to add you to my blog list. We also have a Decor Unique blog at decorunique.blogspot.com so you can check that out, too.