Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Grateful Day

Today I was grateful for beautiful snow and my children's first snow day off of school. It is a rare thing in Utah! 

Elisa spent morning until dark with her friends so I didn't get a photo of her in the snow. We got stuck a couple of times when driving, but luckily were able to wiggle-jiggle free.

I am also thankful for this notebook. It's just a composition notebook that I glued a picture of Jesus on the front of that I have had for quite a while now. I take it to church and firesides and keep notes on the speakers and quotes, but also write down inspirations or promptings that I get (at church or home)--from call Carrie and offer to babysit to teach this in Family Home Evening next week. And, of course, I write things I want to post about. I was reading through some of it this week and was reminded of so many beautiful things that touched me and I was so glad that I wrote them down. And there is soooo much in there that I haven't yet posted.
A big thing I've been grateful for is that although my father had a stroke last week (really scary!), he is doing okay. He had to stay in the hospital 2 nights and is now at home. He can talk and walk and although his left side is still a bit weak, he can move everything. We are so grateful that it was a relatively small stroke and that he is okay. We love you, Dad! 
I found these two versions, one in English, one in Spanish, about how to spot if someone is having a stroke. You might not be able to make it through the whole thing, but they're kinda amusing while they are educational. 


  1. That is a lot of SNOW!!!!!

    I hope there is some nice neighbors that shovel your walks.

    Hope you are rested and ready for Christmas.

    So happy to hear that your dad is doing better. That is scary.

  2. What a snowy day this has been! I'll have to admit that I had mixed emotions about missing the last day of school before Christmas but I got over it!
    So glad your Dad is doing OK. Strokes can be devastating!
    I have a notebook to write down spiritual thoughts, notes from talks, etc. It's good to have.

    Take care and have a very Merry Christmas!

  3. I remember seeing your noteboook before. It definitely looks well worn.

    I saw the fast list before but the time was not there, it was tongue. If they stick out their tongue and it goes to one side, that's another sign of a stroke.

  4. I hadn't heard that one, Tiff. I'll have to remember that. Thanks for the info.

  5. So glad to hear that your father is okay. You and all of your family will be in my prayers.


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