Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
We are shoes from grandchildren and grandfathers
From Prague, Paris, and Amsterdam,
And because we are only made of fabric and leather
And not of blood and flesh, each one of us avoided the hellfire."
-Moses Schulstien, Yiddish Poet
A line from the musical AIDA kept running through my mind as I continued through the museum- "That a life of great potential, is dismissed inconsequential."
Sorry to depress you, but I wanted to share some of my insights and some of what I took away from my fabulous trip. Happy posts will come- I promise.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Sadly, he was stuck under these lights all day for the 2 days he was in the hospital due to jaundice.
Grandma Hess came to the hospital and was in the room when he was born. She's a very proud grandparent!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
" Holly and I were waiting for him to get home from a trip to Lake Powell with some friends yesterday. They were supposed to get in around 6pm and we were still up waiting at 12:30 a.m. Monday morning.
It turns out that their fun trip to Powell had a very traumatic ending as they came upon a horrible accident in Emery County. People were asking if they had any medical training and it so happened that one of Marshall's friends is a certified EMT, but has not had any real-world experience to speak of. He suddenly became the "expert." A family and some friends towing two trailers ended up flipping their vehicle at full speed. Marshall and his friends helped pull the husband from the wreckage and administered CPR to him and the two fatally injured children. Unfortunately, all three ended up dying at the scene. It was a very horrific scene and I hate to think of these young men having to deal with it. Of course it's even worse to think about the poor mother, siblings and friends who survived."
Every time that I try to actually imagine Marshall and his two friends being in this situation and kneeling on the asphalt in the middle of no where, telling this poor woman that her husband and children are dead and but still doing all they can to help them, I am overwhelmed. It was up to these three 18 year old boys to help this family and I cannot even fathom how it must have felt. I am amazed at these boys and I'm so grateful that Heavenly Father put them there at the right time in order to help this woman and a few other survivors. While, I don't think that it's something that anybody, but especially three teenage boys, should have to face- I know that it was a good thing for them to go through and face and that above all Heavenly Father does have a plan and He always knows what He's doing- and it has a purpose.
Also, it made me extremely grateful for my amazing family and it made me realize that I should never take them for granted.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
All about me, from A to Z
A-- Attached or Single? Single
B-- Best Friend? Candy Lou Mercer and Jamie Marie Hills
C-- Cake or Pie? Pie (particularly fresh peach pie-delicious!)
D-- Day of Choice? Saturday- I get the whole day to do whatever I want!
E-- Essential Item? Sadly, my cell phone and my Burt's Bees chap stick
F-- Favorite Color? Red
G-- Gummy Bears or Worms? Worms- they're so much more fun to eat
H-- Hometown? Ithaca, NY
I-- Indulgence(s) Cheesecake! (It's pretty much the greatest thing EVER) and Jane Austen movies
J-- January or July? July- the 4th is one of my favorite holidays and it's smack in the middle of summer
K-- Kids? Nope!
L-- Life is incomplete without? My familia, and my books
M-- Marriage Date? Not for a very, very long time
N-- Number of siblings? 5: Angela, Marshall, Parker, Joseph and Jacob (this is what I've decided we should name the newbie- NOT Hyrum or Brigham!)
O-- Oranges or Apples? Apples- oranges have that yucky white stringy stuff you have to peel off
P-- Phobias or fears? So I had to think about this one for a while but I've decided one of my greatest fears is my family dying and I'm the only one left- morbid huh?
Q- Quotes? "You would"
R-- Reason to Smile? It's summer! And I started my new job! And mom is having a baby!
S-- Season? Spring. It's just starting to warm up and everything is so beautiful!
T-- Tag 5 People?? I don't think I know five people- Jayson, Katie, Chloe- nope only 3!
U-- Unknown Fact? I sleep with a stuffed cow every night named Puffa- given to me by my friend Samara in England.
V-- Very Favorite Store? Target, American Eagle
W-- Worst Habit? Biting my nails- although I've gotten much better if I do say so myself.
X-- X-ray or ultrasound? I don't understand the question- but I'll just say neither because that implies something bad has happened.
Y-- Your favorite food? Cheesecake and pasta (in that order)
Z-- Zodiac? Virgo
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
PS Sorry if these ideas seem random- in my head they're all connected. :)