What a month or so, it has been.
Filled with good things and a few bad things.
Through it all, I've strived to 'Seek the Good".
A few weeks ago, I had an accident on my ATV.
The ATV rolled over on me. Sitting on top of me, it slid me down the rocky mountain about 15 feet.
Truth be told, I was terrified. It was crushing me, and I didn't know if anyone would hear my cries for help. I was the last one up the trail, and everyone else was ahead of me.
Thankfully, my sweet husband saw the ATV flipping over on me, and he was able to get stopped, and run back down the mountain, and lift the ATV off of me just enough, that I could scramble out from underneath of it.
I'm OK. I'm alive, and healing well. At the hospital, after all the x-rays, there is just one tiny bone chip on my ankle.
The cuts and scrapes and bruises are all healed.
My Heavenly Father was watching over me.
I am so grateful... it could have turned out so differently.
Two weeks after the accident, I was able to attend the "Time Out For Women" conference in Richfield, with my dear friend.
It was a wonderful event!
Full of laughter, good stories, up-lifting messages, and inspiring moments.
The Saturday that the conference ended, I sped home... dropped off my sweet friend on the way, and got home just in time to get ready to go with Spencer to a talent contest.
He was one of 10 finalist in the county that had the opportunity to perform in the contest.
He did such an awesome job!
The voting broke down to 70% text votes, and 30% judges votes.
Spencer didn't win... unfortunately for him, we don't have a big family, and we only have one cell phone that we keep for emergencies.
Honestly, it became more of a popularity contest, than a talent contest.
One of the judges spoke to Spencer afterwards and told him that he had scored him very, very highly
in the hopes that it would help.
It was a great experience for Spencer, and he had so much fun.
Also, he was able to give his name and phone number to a lot of people that inquired about hiring him.
We've picked our " Hundred Pound Pumpkins". Not certain that they actually weighed in at 100 pounds... but they were very heavy. I didn't personally lift them.. I left that up to the men.
My sweet husband and Spencer told me that they are indeed very, very heavy.
We'll try to save some seeds to plant next year.
The Good: We are so happy that we had a pretty good pumpkin harvest, considering the drought.
What a wonderful surprise it was!!
She's got a wonderful and uplifting blog, full of good.
The Good: It was so fun to spend time with my family, and my sweet husband. I am also grateful to have another year to enjoy this beautiful life..
How blessed I am.
Beautiful sunflowers that the FTD man brought me; from our sweet daughter that lives far away and is going to school.
An antique hutch that my wonderful friend K. gave me.
It is over 100 years old, and was built by here grandfather.
She knows me, and knows how I appreciate and love old stuff.
She's so kind, and always complimenting me on my taste and decorating. She told me that she wanted me to have it, because she knew that I would appreciate it, and make use of it, and decorate it in a cute way.
I do love it, and I can hardly wait to get it in the house, and decorate it !
Some more Good:
~we've gathered pumpkins
~tilled the garden beds
~cut wood, split it and stacked it.
~shopping for fun stuff
~Picked up Brooke, and brought her home to spend 4 days with us.
~Went to the Red Barn and bought delicious apple juice, and apple cider donuts.
So last night, as the sun set behind the mountains, I reflected on the day, the week, and the past month. I hope that I sought the good. I have strived to find ways to serve others each day, and Seek the Good in all I did.
Attitude of Gratitude:
~I'm grateful to my Heavenly Father for blessing me and my family with safety.
~I'm grateful that J. has survived his accidental shooting that happened on the deer hunt. The Lord has surely preserved his life!
~I'm grateful to have a day to catch my breath, and putter-butt around the house. The fire is crackling, the candles are glowing, and yep... I've got my Christmas music playing. I am in love with the "Noel" CD by Jenny Oaks Baker....http://deseretbook.com/Noel-Carols-Christmas-Past-Jenny-Oaks-Baker/i/5082348 Check the above site out, and listen to her beautiful music.