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Name:
Kelly
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Kelly is the mother of 5 adorable kids--4 boys and a girl. The girl came in a package with a boy (twins). Kelly is married to a charming young man who lives and breathes computers. They are also guardians for three nieces and a nephew.

She is active in the community having served as PTA President of a local elementary school, on the board of the Salt Lake Mothers of Twins, as a district round-table trainer with the Cub Scouts, as a volunteer for Sidelines (a support network for Women on bed rest during pregnancy) and she and her husband are active in the LDS Church.

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"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."

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Sunday, July 01, 2007

The good things in life

This last weekend a group of friends my husband and I hang out with went on a camping trip. We had been planning this event for over a month. The date was figured out, the campsite secured, food assignments were handed out and the weather cooperated.

After dinner we gathered in a circle with all the kids to sing songs and hear stories. At one point I got up and walked to the back of the group and watched. "Life is good," I thought. Everyone in our group has had some trouble or other over the years. Some have had more problems than others, but here we were, all together, in a great big circle of support. We like being together.

In recent weeks as I have dealt with the loss of a friendship, I look to this group and feel an overwhelming gratitude for their friendship. To say that I love them doesn't quite speak to the warmth and total acceptance I feel from them.

“If we learn to appreciate more of what we already have, we will find ourselves having more to appreciate.”

—Michael Angier


Life is good!



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11 Comments:

On Monday, July 02, 2007 11:58:00 AM, Blogger ~J wrote...

Awww...we luff ya too, Kelly.

 
On Monday, July 02, 2007 1:19:00 PM, Blogger Julie wrote...

Now I feel all sniffly and stuff! :)

 
On Monday, July 02, 2007 2:41:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

:)

:)

 
On Tuesday, July 03, 2007 9:11:00 PM, Blogger Phelonius wrote...

Hell, Kelly, I like you and I have never met you in person. Let me recall some of the things that makes Kelly special:

1. you care about you and yours
2. you are who you are
3. you are honest
4. you speak what you believe and you believe what you speak

I can never ask another human being to be more than those things.

Many have gone to their deaths without half of that, my dear.

 
On Wednesday, July 04, 2007 6:45:00 AM, Blogger nanc wrote...

life is good, kelly. sometimes we need to draw on what attracts us to one another rather than our differences.

our trip to cali was okay, but it sure was good to get home.

happy fourth to you and your family.

 
On Wednesday, July 04, 2007 10:51:00 AM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

I think that all of you have shown that the quote I included in this entry is so true.


If we learn to appreciate more of what we already have, we will find ourselves having more to appreciate.

James, I am almost at a loss for words...as I have said before, even though we have never met in person, I feel that you are a friend. :)

Nanc, I feel that it is indeed the things that are in common that brings us together. It is our differences, however, that make us unique. There are many people out there in the blogosphere and very few who remain in my heart.

It is those differences that endear them to me. I consider you a friend, as well.

 
On Thursday, July 05, 2007 5:09:00 PM, Blogger Phelonius wrote...

Kelly,

Yes. We are friends. Mayhap someday I can meet you and your noble husband.

You never know what the Maker has in store for us.

 
On Thursday, July 05, 2007 5:34:00 PM, Blogger Phelonius wrote...

PS. Look for my email

 
On Friday, July 06, 2007 4:49:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

James,

:)

 
On Saturday, July 07, 2007 6:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

Kelly, it is indeed, THEIR loss, the friend you speak of that has chosen to go south. They obviously did not know you and love you the way, not only I do, but all the lucky people who call you their friend. THEIR loss, indeed. xoxoxoxo

~~Starla

 
On Sunday, July 08, 2007 5:30:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

Starla,

:) Thanks for the warmth from you, as well. It is good to have friends, however far away they may be. xoxoxoxox

 

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