Leg Up For Life

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I am going to tell you about my family. There are 7 people in my family almost 8! My Dad (Eric) Mom (Terri) have been married for 25 years. Mom has mostly stayed home with us kids. Currently dad sells insurance. I am the oldest out of the bunch. The next one is Chad, he is a mechanic and his wife Danielle is excepting their first in October. Justen is on a LDS mission in St. Louis Missouri. Kayla is the the youngest and she is graduating this year and starting college in the fall. We have so much fun with each other. We are always laughing and talking to each other about ideas and whats on the news and religion  etc. We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As a family we pray together everyday. Praying together has some of the sweetest memories. Some of the times something would happen right before prayer like a bodily sound or someone getting hurt or just something funny. One time we were all laughing super hard. I don't remember what happened, I do remember that Justen was laughing so hard that drool was coming out of mouth and it made us laugh harder and he laughed harder. Sometimes when we would all be calmed down and ready to pray it would all start again. I am sure some of you have experienced this. There where times when the most tender feelings shared by our family would be express when praying for help or strength or giving thanks for whoever or whatever was happening at the time. As a child I love to hear my parents pray for my siblings and I by name and asking or giving thanks to Heavenly Father for us and our specific needs. 
Together we enjoy camping and playing games together and Sunday dinners together at grandma and grandpas house. We have a family reunion on my mom's side with her siblings and there kids. This is one of our favorite times in the year. There are 37 grandkids (not including spouses) and 11 great-grand-kids! We have lots of noise and crying and laughing and messes and we love it!  We love each other so much and we have so much fun together. Family is so important.   

1 comment:

  1. I saw your story on KSL, so inspiring! I hope that you get the money you need for your new leg soon! You are a great example to us all.

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