Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Stillness -

Life continues to be busy. There is only a little time to be still. I have been reflecting on how to have more stillness in my life. I loved this poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; the thoughts speak to me.  I have had the Spirit talk to me in the night's stillness of prayers and silence. As I ask to know the Lord's will for my life, I have received direction on the most critical priorities to work on.
I have many items to do, but I must balance time and do what remains most important. I find many answers from daily prayer with my Heavenly Fathe. Moments of study in the scriptures, and especially The Book of Mormon. I can make better choices and decisions as I reflect, ask questions, and receive answers from the Lord through the Spirit.  
I ask a question on the Chatter App. I liked what a quick response brought. 
"To have stillness, find a space to relax and reflect. Turn off distractions like your phone, TV, or computer. Spend time in this space each day and practice mindfulness activities like meditation, deep breathing, yoga, and prayer. You can also use journaling and other creative exercises to help you connect with yourself, your inner peace, and your Heavenly Father and Savior." 

Fun Moments with Family for January & February-
On Saturday, January 7th, we traveled to Idaho and stayed with our son, James, Amber, and Averi, for our Grandson Benjamin's ordination to the office of a Teacher in our faith. Here is a photo of Jenni, our daughter, with Michael, their son, Benjamin, and their daughter Emma. Their other daughter Alyssa was working. These two families are in the same Ward, so that is fun. 
After church on Sunday, January 8th, we went to Michael and Jenni's home for dinner. Here is an excellent photo of my son, James, Amber, and our sweet special needs, Grandaughter, Averi. She is 21 years old. Averi is blind and autistic.  The necklace is made up of her kids. Each of the items has a name. Her favorite one is the pink cloth in her hand. His name is 6th. 6th has been with Averi for 20-plus years. She held it in Primary Children's Intensive care for over 5 months. She was the sickest baby at the time they had seen. She was diagnosed with Osteopetrosis. A very rare disease.  All of her kids are named after numbers, like Thursday Eleven, Twelve; Twenty-Two, Seven, Eleven; and Twelve, Twenty-Six.   She has favorite times and dates. She is amazing. With Averi, you can give her your birthday day and the date, and she will tell you the date and day of your birthday in the next year. She does amazing things with math and can play the piano by ear when she isn't being stubborn. 
The following weekend, we traveled again to Sugar City, Idaho, Saturday, January 14th, for our Grandson, Kason, to be made a Priest in the Aaronic Priesthood. After the ordination, my son Travis, Amanda, and their wonderful family had lunch. The following are in the group photo. Roger, myself, Amanda, Jaxson and Justice, Bradon and Karli, Haven, Layton, Ryley, Travis, Ethan, and Kason. It was extra lovely to be with them all. Unfortunately, we stayed another day at James and Amber's home due to bad weather. 
Our treasured Sammy joined us for a Happy Birthday celebration of our Grandson in law, Alex, on Wednesday, January 25th. His Birthday cake was a cheesecake. It's his favorite. We had a nice dinner and celebrated his birthday with our Grandchildren, newlyweds, Braedon and Taylor Jo, Alex, and Sariah, followed by my favorite, Roger. Of course, I was taking photos. It was fun to have them all. 
Our newlyweds, Granddaughter Taylor Jo, and Braedon, our new Grandson-in-law, moved in with us on January 16th while looking for an apartment. We have loved having them here with us. They were only here for 3 weeks and then found ann apartments nearby.

We had grandchildren in the area for Roger's 77th birthday celebration on Sunday, January 29th. He is finally my age, which is nice. For two months, I get to be the oldest. We were joined for dinner, cake, and Icecream. We had Christian, Jonathan, Jackson, Michael, Braedon, Taylor, Jo, Roger, and me. We really enjoy these precious young adults. 
Our son James brought his family down from Idaho for a short visit. We loved that they came to church with us and had Sunday dinner. It was fun to have them, and our conversations were entertaining. 
This month I had two lunches with friends. Lunch with my dear friends Joan, Danelle, and ReNae. I have known these friends from high school for over 60 years. 
I then had a great lunch with one of my best friends, Toni; it is always delightful to be with her. Regretfully, I did take any photos. 
My temple shifts have been extra special. I always enjoy working each Thursday and Friday in the temple.
On Valentine's day, my dearest one gave me beautiful flowers that are still doing well and blooming. I didn't take photos; what's wrong with me. Instead, we went out to dinner and enjoyed a movie. It was a lovely day together. 


On Wednesday, February 22nd, we had a massive snowstorm hit Utah. We got around 20 inches in a brief period. It was a record-breaking storm. We need the water due to a heavy drought in this area. 
This last weekend, I had a quick moment in the ER. I was very sick for a while. It took a bit of time for a diagnosis. Luckily, I didn't have to stay overnight. I had dehydrated due to nausea, and my heart was in arrhythmia. The IV fluids helped a lot. Unfortunately, I had an infection that probably caused the other symptoms. I feel much better today. This was only the 2nd time I had been in an ER for any health concerns; it was a little scary. 

Let us all look for more stillness in our lives and find a balance for priorities. I'm going to work on this for sure. Have a great week, everyone! 

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Happy New Year! Reflections on the 2022~

Dearest Blog Friends, 
It has been some time since I have written a blog. That being said, I have missed blogging and reading your blogs. You are all important to me, and I feel sad that I haven't connected. My life had been blessed with too much on my plate. However, it has been a feast of many good things that I will share briefly with you. 
Here are sweet blessings received in 2022:
We celebrated our fifty-fifth Wedding Anniversary on June 13th, 2022. First, we drove to Spokane, Washington, for our Granddaughter's Graduation, and then we took two days for an anniversary celebration. It was a great trip. 
                      Three Grandchildren graduated from High School in May and June.




We had a beautiful Family Reunion in July: Fifty-six of sixty-three were in attendance.
The younger grandchildren swam in a pond, went bowling as a family, played games, and had a unique family night program. For this program, we shared an ancestor story and two-family movies from years ago. Everyone enjoyed that. We also did a service project of cleaning all the windows in the home we stayed in and some of the land surrounding the house. 
In remembrance of our Grandson, Austin, who was killed in an accident in October of 2021, we had 10 lighted lanterns on the pond and then watched as they floated around. It was interesting that 9 of the lanterns came together, and one was left alone in another area of the pond. We felt that Austin was near. He is greatly missed in our family. 

Roger and LeAnn William's Families-

Sean and Mary Williams Family 

Travis and Amanda Williams's family -

James and Amber Williams's Family -

Brandon and Christina Workman's Family -

Michael and Jenni-Marie Thomas's Family -

Dave and Tiffani Adamson's Family -

Two Great Grandchildren were born and blessed in our family. 
Evelynn Renee was born on May 30th, 2022
Charlotte Rose was born on September 16th, 2022

Four Granddaughters and Grandson-in-law received their temple endowments.
                         Faith and   April                                                        Braden, and Karli

Three Granddaughters were sealed to eternal companions in the temple 
Abbey & Edgar - August 27th, 2022

Karli & Braden - August 20th, 2022

Taylor Jo & Braeden - December 28th, 2022

Our Grandson Ethan returned home and reported a remarkable mission in the Los Angeles California Mission.

Between all these happy moments, there have been many other memorable ones. We have learned a lot this year, and our family has grown dramatically since July. Families and our newly married couples have come and stayed. In between, we have had other Young Adult Grandchildren here off and on. 
We decided to become William's family Inn with a shuttle back and forth to the airport and a place to store their cars while they are gone. 
We have loved every minute of our time with our precious family. 
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration with a couple of the families. There were a total of 24. We then had our annual Christmas program with our oldest son, Sean, and his family and other Grandchildren in the area. There were about 18 to this one. 

I want to get more control of my time in the new year and be back to blogging. May you all know and feel my true love for each of you, dear friends. I have missed you. 
I am grateful for the many rich blessings I have received this year. You will always be counted as one of my blessings. I have learned a lot from reading your blog posts and learning more about the things you love through the years. 

Happy New Year, and may you each have many blessings during 2023!!

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Pioneer Day, July 24th, 2022 - Enjoy Two Remarkable Ancestor Stories -

On the 24th of July, we celebrate Pioneer Days in Utah. It is a State Holiday. On this day, we commemorate the arrival of the first Mormon Pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley on July 24th, 1847, 175 years ago. These hardy pioneers had traveled long distances from Nauvoo, Illinois, and other eastern cities to the Salt Lake Valley. They had been forced out of their beloved city of Nauvoo and left to flea to Winter Quarters, Nebraska. During winter, they regrouped and prepared for the long, difficult journey to Sale Lake. The history and stories of the Pioneers are inspiring and heartfelt. These pioneers were faithful to their God and suffered many trying circumstances for their beliefs. 
Here is a news release on our annual 24th of July Parade, held on Saturday, July 23rd, 2022. Another awesome story on the Trail of Hope. It's an amazing story. 

Here are two histories of two of my husband's stalwart Pioneer ancestors. They are miraculous stories. 

Truman Leonard –

Born in Middlesex, New York, on September 17, 1820.

The family moved to Chatham County, Ohio, when he was 15 yrs old.

8 years later, in 1843, he became interested in the Teachings of the Mormon missionaries and joined the church at age 23. That year he accepted a call to serve as a missionary in Ohio and New York. Following the martyrdom of Joseph Smith in 1844, he and his brother John traveled to Nauvoo.

For the next two years, he worked on the Nauvoo temple. His hard work gained the attention of Brigham Young, who promised him that when the Temple was ready, he would be the first to be married there.

On January 1, 1846, as promised, Truman and Orentia were the first couples to be married in that temple. Heber C Kimball of the Quorum of the Twelve performed the marriage.

Though many of the families left the city shortly thereafter, Truman and Orentia remained and worked on the completion of the temple. During that time, he fell from the 2nd floor while assisting with the masonry. The initial assumption was that he was dead, but it was learned that he only broke his leg and ankle. He requested a blessing from the Elders, and in two days’ time, he returned to work mostly healed. Later helped to install the Angel Moroni atop the spire.

When the Hancock county mobs attacked the remaining church members, he joined in with the local militia to defend the area. They were under fire for 5 days, and when it ended, he helped remove the bodies of his friend William Anderson and his fifteen-year-old son and removed the rifle balls from their bodies to prepare them for burial.

The family was finally forced to flee in September of that year. They fled to Winter Quarters, Nebraska, and then to Council Bluffs, Iowa. They remained there for nearly four years. During that time, their first child, Ezra, died the same day he was born. Their 2nd son, Truman Milton, died 2 days before they left for the Salt Lake Valley. He was 8 months old. The head of the wagon train, Joseph Young, placed Truman in charge of one of the sections of wagons. They arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in October of 1850.

They were sent to settle in Farmington, Utah, where Truman built a one-room cabin with blankets for windows and a door. A daughter, Sarah, was born there but only lived a short while. Heartbroken and assuming they would have no children as posterity. On April 24th, 1852, Orentia gave birth to Helen, who, in fact, lived to marry and have seven children. However only a few months later, in August, Brigham Young called Truman and a few others to serve a mission in India. He had only a few months to make ready for the mission that would take him away for nearly three years.

He left for San Francisco in January of 1853 and, on January 29th, boarded the ship “Monsoon” for Calcutta, India – arriving there 3 months later on April 26th.

He spent most of his time in Calcutta and then Karachi. Upon completing his mission in India in May of 1855, He sailed northwest from Bombay, India, to Liverpool, England, and on March 23, 1856, boarded the ship “Enoch Train,” arriving in Boston on May 1, 185

George Williams

The “Enoch Train“ carried 534 members of the church who were emigrating to America. My great grandfather, George Williams, age 18, was also on that ship - sailing alone to America, headed for the Salt Lake Valley.

George was born June 25th, 1837, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, and then baptized into the Church on October 7, 1845 - following the lead of other members of his family 1845.

There are no records to indicate that these two family patriarchs ever met, but given the 5 plus weeks they were at sea and the fact that Truman presided over one of the Wards organized aboard the ship, there’s a good chance they at least knew each other. The fact that George was very independent and a hard worker suggests that Truman may have known or at least known of him.

 The Mormon immigrants moved from Boston to Iowa City by rail, where they prepared to travel west.

Leonard was appointed captain of the first two divisions of the Daniel D McArthur company, which included 12 oxen, four wagons, and 48 handcarts; they set out on July 24th and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on September 26th.

Meanwhile, George crossed with the Curtis 1st Handcart company of the 2nd division under Captain Edmund Ellsworth. They left Iowa City on June 9th and arrived in the valley on Sept 26th, 1856. George was assigned to pull a cart with a widow.

As with great, great grandfather Leonard in Nauvoo, my great-grandfather George chose to spend a great deal of time working on the Salt Lake Temple. During that time, a large block fell on his right hand, crushing it. The surgeon ordered it to be amputated, but George first insisted on a priesthood blessing. As the blessing was being pronounced upon him, his hand was healed. He and those around him could hear the bones in his hand retaking shape. In no time, he returned to work, although his right hand remained slightly larger than his left hand throughout his life. A witness to him of that miracle.

He eventually settled in Springville, Utah, where he met Emma Jane Stevenson. Emma likewise crossed the plains with her parents in a handcart company. They were married on December 28, 1862, and they were sealed in the endowment house five years later.

In 1866 he was called on to fight in the Black Hawk Indian wars. He received a medal of honor for his service during that period. (Similar to the one given to Great Grandpa Eskald Peterson)

In 1869 they helped to settle Goshen, Utah – where they lived for the next 17 years. My grandfather Peter J Williams was born there in Goshen. In 1882 they moved to Provo, where their 10th child arrived, and two years later, they decided to move to Idaho.

They settled in Mink Creek, also known as Chesterfield, and built another log home, which then became the location for the Hatch Chapel.

Great, Great Grandpa Leonard died on November 20th, 1997. His parting words to his wife and family were: “Put out the light, this has been a hard day, and I’m going to rest.”

Great Grandpa George Williams died five years later, on December 29, 1902.


For the past three months, I have been overwhelmed with responsibilities, family moments, and much more. I started my blog in February of 2010. I enjoy blogging and don't want to give it up. Today, I thought I would send this blog post to share the two pioneer ancestor stories. They are remarkable histories. I hope to continue to blog and do a post that will update you on what I have been up to. 

I love all my blogging friends and feel sad that I haven't been in to read any of your posts for the last few months. I plan to work on doing some catch-up. I have enjoyed our friendships through the years; you remain dear friends to me. 

Blessings and hugs! 










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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Easter - Our Redeemer, Jesus Christ Lives!


Here it is Easter already.  I have been thinking about my testimony of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I truly love my Savior with all of my heart and soul. My relationship with Him is deep and abiding. I feel His love in my life. I believe in Him. I trust in Him. I follow Him. He is the "Savior and Redeemer of my soul."
This precious relationship has become to be a source of strength and peace. I know that He knows me and loves me. I know that in the pre-mortal world, I chose to follow Him and His plan for us all.

In Celebration of this spectacular moment when our Redeemer gave his life for each of us and then was resurrected on the third day. Here are some things to think about. 

Jesus Christ Lives!! 

Easter Message from our First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

April 2022

 "He is risen" was the angelic message of the first Easter. With feelings of worship and gratitude, we declare our witness that Jesus Christ is indeed risen. God the Father has given us the divine birth, the incomparable life, and the infinite atoning sacrifice of His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ. 

 By the power of the Father, Jesus rose again and claimed victory over death. He is our resurrected Savior, our Exemplar, and our Redeemer. He is the light, the life, and the hope of the world. His way is the path that leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come.

 May the glorious significance of Easter attract all to follow Jesus Christ and to love one another as He taught in word and deed.

 President Russell M. Nelson

President Dallin H. Oaks

President Henry B. Eyring

I  know that I am here to gain a body, experience life, and develop a trusting relationship with Him in this earth life. I truly, "Stand all Amazed At The Love Jesus Offers Me,"
I have had many prayers answered through Him. He is our deliverer and mediator. He gave freely his blood, sweat, tears, and life for us. He died and was Resurrected for us; that we might live again.  He suffered for us beyond anything we can comprehend. We close our prayers in His sacred name. He is our Savior, Redeemer, and King.

#BecauseofHim, we will all live again. 

Wishing for you all to have a delightful Easter Celebration. It has been a while since I have posted anything. However, Easter is one of the most marvelous celebrations of all; #BecauseofHim.

Here is a favorite Easter Song; enjoy!

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Charitable Hearts #Justserve.org

 My focus today will be on having a Charitable Heart. The definition of Charitable is generous in giving to the needy, kind and lenient in one's attitude towards others, and concerned with or involving charity.

Our faith is very involved in Humanitarian projects. Whenever anything happens in the world, faithful members are involved in helping. This would include natural disasters, refugees, the homeless and etc. I find it amazing how much has been done for so many throughout the world through charitable organizations. 

Our world and our nation have many problems having good attitudes towards others and helping one another during difficult times. 

Many mental illnesses, homelessness, and other disabilities need extra help from Charitable groups or individuals. 

My husband and I currently serve in a position as JustServe.org specialists. Our role is to help the Justserve.org website platform become more recognized and encourage everyone, individuals, families, and groups to register, and then use this website to find service opportunities. There are many charitable projects listed all over the world.  

Recently, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the General Relief Society Presidency has challenged everyone to get involved in registering for this site and finding a service project to do

Here is the invitation!

Sister Eubank issued a personal invitation for how women can each celebrate Relief Society this month:

1. Create a free account on JustServe.org.
2. Invite one friend to register on JustServe.org.
3. During the next 30 days, find a project in your community on JustServe.org and complete it with someone you love.
Sister Eubank said she would be doing the same and asked others to use the hashtag #JustServe on social media to share their stories. If someone lives in an area where JustServe is not active yet, she invited them to still do a local service project and post about it.
"What better way to honor its mission of extending the pure love of Jesus Christ into the world than by joining a service project in your community?" she wrote.
Relief Society General President Jean B. Bingham, and Sister Reyna I. Aburto, Second Counselor, echoed the invitation on their own social media pages, as well. "Relief Society sisters have enormous potential to do good in the world. Join us this month as we celebrate 180 years of Relief Society by serving in our local communities," wrote Sister Aburto.

You can read the entire article here written by Mary Richards - Church News/

JustServe is a way to connect community organizations with volunteers.
 It is done through the website, JustServe.org, or the app in Apple's App Store or Google Play.
\Wherever you live, just put in your Zip Code, and it will bring up JustServe.org projects in your area if they are available. 

My husband and I are heading down to the Gale Miller Resource Center and volunteering for 2 hours in serving food to the homeless. We are excited to do this project. 

There are many projects to suit many different circumstances. There are quite a few for doing a project at home. They are set up for individuals, groups, and families. This website is for everyone to use wherever it is found. It's for all people regardless of faith, nationality, and culture. It is excellent for faith groups, communities, and organizations.

Take a look and sign up for one, and I can guarantee you that you will be happy that you served. You will feel the joy of a charitable heart. 


Friday, February 4, 2022

You Are Loved With A Perfect Love!




Looking Out My Window

I woke up to a winter wonderland. There were two inches of beautiful snow, and we needed the water desperately. There hasn't been a lot of snow this winter, so I am grateful for the moisture.

                                                             I am thinking

I missed the month of January completely. My blogging has been very random. Part of it is that I am tired; it's been a rough 3 months of this sad moment and other activities. On January 29th, three months since our much-loved Grandson, Austin, was killed in a tragic Truck and Semi Accident. Our family is grieving over his loss. Austin was 22 years old and left his sweet wife, Shamra, 14 months. Austin is the second child of eight. It has left a hole in our hearts and family. 

During this time, we had many tender moments and miracles. Our family has great faith in our Heavenly Father's Plan of Salvation. We know that Austin is busy doing work in the Spirit world and near us when needed. 

Our treasured Grandson, Austin, and his dearest wife, Shamra -  a few photos of the funeral
Photos at his graveside and the luncheon afterward - 
 Upper left, Austin's siblings - Upper right, Austin's family - Middle left, Austin's Missionary companions - Middle right, our grandchildren - Bottom left, luncheon photo - Bottom right, Our family that came, and our daughter-in-law, Amanda's parents.
 I am thankful

I have a heart full of gratitude for many blessings. Our family has been blessed in countless ways. We live in difficult times and the best of times in many ways. I'm grateful to live on this earth at this time.

I am grateful for a loving Heavenly Father and Savior. I know they love me and all of you. We are brothers and sisters of Heavenly Parents. They love us all, with perfect love. 

I have had countless moments when I have known that my Savior was near to lift, bless, comfort, and heal me of various afflictions. I could write a book of miracles that have happened in our family. Our Heavenly Father and our elder brother, Jesus Christ's greatest desire is to bring us safely home to them. We are here to gain a body, experience earth life, and learn to be like Them. Their plan is perfect and the only way to true happiness. I am grateful for the knowledge that this is true. Part of this Plan is the promise that everyone who has ever lived on this earth will have the opportunity to hear and understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ, either here or in the Spirit World. We have the agency to choose, and it is a gift from God.  

One of my favorite things

Wow, I have many favorite things I like to do. I love to play the piano, read novels, and I love spending time with my husband. We have recently been having a morning devotional. We like to listen to audiobooks. We have been learning a lot about temples, the ancient temples, the religious practices, and the purpose of temples today in our faith. That being said, I would say my favorite thing to do is attend the temple to do proxy work and work as an Ordinance Worker. Next to that, I am dabbling more into Family History. I love finding stories of my ancestors. Their stories are inspiring. They worked hard to forge through the wilderness under challenging circumstances to create homes and cities. They didn't have modern conveniences, good medical care, and the many blessings today.

I am creating

Right now, I am creating a mess as I work on going through years of files, pictures, etc. My plan is to get organized so I can delve into family history. I want to make my husband and my own history. I have my own journal of 45 years to go through and edit. 

                                                               I am wearing

I am wearing dark blue Levi's, a blue and white shirt, and a blue sweater. I just found out it is wearing red day; I missed out on that one. 

I am reading (read) /watching (watched) / listening to

I am spending time reading the Bible and the Book of Moses and studying the "Come Follow Me" lessons in our Sunday School. I am always reading the treasured; "Book of Mormon daily. I am reading, The Temple - Gaining Knowledge and Power In the House of the Lord by Ed J. Pinegar. 

I am hoping

To become better organized. I find I randomly live my life. Every day, I have a plan, which gets messed up by various life situations. Sometimes, it is the blessing of a call from a child, texting with grandchildren, phone calls from friends, a spontaneous visit to someone, and countless other little moments. I have decided that I need to go back to a planner. When raising my children, I used a planner, and it had everything down that I was to do for the day, and I managed to get through most of the list. I don't have a plan; therefore, I live in Chaos. I bought one yesterday. I need the self-discipline to put down what I want to accomplish for the day and then do it. 

I am learning

During this seige of Covid, I have learned many lessons. First, I have more patience with others. I try to listen to their concerns and the different thinking on Covid, Politics, etc. Second, I am learning to agree to disagree and not conflict over masks and vaccines. It's has been hard on everyone. I pray it will end soon. I hope we have learned the lessons of loving and caring for our neighbors and one another. I have also learned more about my feelings of loss and grieving. It's hard, but I know we will all find peace when these times happen. Knowing we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father has helped, and Austin and us all are his children, and He wants our happiness. 

In my kitchen

Gosh, I will need to ask my husband what we are having for dinner tonight. He is very creative when it comes to cooking. We do share this responsibility. Tonight, it will be his. 

                                                             Shared Quote

  A moment from my day

I can't take a photo of this day. Most of the day has been spent on the telephone. I found out last night that my dearest cousin, Kate is in an assisted living place with her husband. They are both on Hospice. I want to visit her. I didn't have the address and needed to contact her daughter. I found Kate's daughter, Jennifer, on Facebook. Our niece and nephew were her friends. I obtained my niece's number from my Sister-in-law, Gloria, and left a message. My daughter had our nephew's number. He gave me Jennifer's number, and I connected with her; we had a delightful conversation. I have the address for my cousin and details on her condition. Thus, I can visit; I am excited to see her. She doesn't have long to live. I feel grateful today for social media and the ability to find people through it. 

Closing Notes

I started writing blog posts about The Plan of Happiness a while back. First, I covered our Pre-mortal life earth life, and then I planned to write about the spirit world. I have a strong testimony of the spirit world. I don't have any family left here on earth. My parents and two brothers have passed away, and countless family has passed. Since Austin's passing, I have relied on my testimony of life after death. I feel the spirit world is near; I know they are busy with tasks, and I know they are close to us. I have personally felt my parents near. 
As a hospice nurse, I was with many patients at the end stage of life. I witnessed as they talked with spirits from the other side. I knew they were helping them cross over. These were sad but beautiful experiences that helped my testimony grow. This has helped me as I have faced the passing of my family members. I know beyond doubt I will see them again. 
Here are some articles on the plan: 

Fun Moments in the last three months -
Celebrating my Birthday with my beloved Husband, Roger; a delightful day!
A visit from my daughter Tiffani, Dave, and their children -
 Tiffani, Katelyn, Josh, Sarah, Michal, William, and Dave.
A Family reunion for my husband's siblings - 
Photo of all the Sister In Laws - Kaylene, Anita, Mary Kay, LeAnn, Tammy, and Lana

Baptism of our youngest Granddaughter, Haven, and Priesthood Ordination of our Youngest Grandson. Layton - Upper Left Photo, our son Travis, Amanda, and their children. Upper Middle, Layton, and Haven. Nest two photos of us with the children. Grandpa with Granddaughter, Justice, Abbey, and Haven. Grandma with Ryley and Kason.

Moments with our son, James, Amber, Averi, and Taylor Jo -  Next, a trip to downtown Salt Lake and a photo of the reconstruction of the Salt Lake Temple. Celebrating our Granddaughter Emma's Birthday was a delight. 
Baby Blessing of my Nephew Gus's new Grandbaby - 
Christmas Time - A favorite gift given by our son Travis, Amanda, and family - A picture of the Savior with my precious Grandson, Austin -  An adorable photo of our fur baby, Sammy, on Christmas Morning.  

Treasured photos of my daughter Christina, Brandon, and their family sent from Minnesota.
A Christmas storm - Upper photo, Levi, Faith, Christina, Brandon, Abbey, Sariah, Alex, & April
Happy 76th Birthday to my dearest husband, Roger, on January 29th - We had a fun celebration. Our kids came for a while the next day, and he received lots of phone calls from the rest. 

Happy Valentine's Day to all! 
May you all feel loved by family, friends, loved ones, etc. 
Just remember that our Heavenly Father loves you with perfect love!