Faith vs Fear

Faith vs Fear

Friday, May 16, 2014

Mother's Day Weekend


This photo of my mother as a child with her dolls sums up her lifetime of focusing on and caring for her family. Even though she was only there for the first 21 years of my life, her influence is still with me, and will continue to be for always. She would be so happy to see her granddaughters carrying on her legacy of nurturing their children and would delight in them and her great-grandchildren. I look forward to the day when I can greet her again, and am truly grateful to know that families can be together forever.

This year the weather on Mother's Day weekend was cool and wet, so we stayed close to home and thought about last year's Mother's Day excursion. We wished we could do it again.
Last April we bought a new-to-us pickup truck.


We were anxious to put it to good use, and since the weather was warm and sunny we headed south to the desert of central Utah. Three of our children, their families, and David's ex-wife, Bette, joined us and a good time was had by all.

We found a beautiful sandy camping area near a small river and spent the weekend relaxing, visiting, and laughing together.

We also enjoyed beautiful desert scenery that included several hikes:




Goblin Valley

Little Wild Horse Canyon






It was a weekend to cherish and one of my favorite Mother's Days ever.

2 comments:

  1. Growing up I enjoyed hearing about your sweet mom. You are an amazing woman. I am so lucky to have 2 moms. You're heart is pure gold. You didn't have to love all your extra kids or ex wife's, but you do. There is no doubt you love each of us. I'm sure some think it's odd that you are friends with her and that you've always welcomed her and Krista. I know your mom would be so proud of your nurturing spirit.

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  2. Growing up I enjoyed hearing about your sweet mom. You are an amazing woman. I am so lucky to have 2 moms. You're heart is pure gold. You didn't have to love all your extra kids or ex wife's, but you do. There is no doubt you love each of us. I'm sure some think it's odd that you are friends with her and that you've always welcomed her and Krista. I know your mom would be so proud of your nurturing spirit.

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