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Friday, August 21, 2015

Some Of The Joys Of Being In Utah

Ok....I love the East coast.  I am passionate about it. It feels more like home to me there then it does here in Utah, where I grew up. Probably due to my having lived more years outside of Utah than within it.

However, there are some benefits to Utah living.  For one thing, the temple is 4.2 miles away.  Did you hear that? The temple is ONLY 4.2 miles away. A HUGE blessing! I LOVE serving there on a
weekly basis.

 Another benefit is that Dad and I are near our aging parents and we get to spend some time with them, knowing that our parents time on this earth is very limited.  Grandpa has been saying his time is limited for years...only at nearly 96, he is finally right :)

Last Sunday in Relief Society, our lesson was from the teachings of President Ezra Taft Benson, "The Elderly In The Church".  I was very touched by this lesson. Partly due to the timing of a Doctor telling my mother she was no longer to drive and I was the child who was with her at the time and had to remove the car keys from her home. This was very difficult, although my Mom is adapting to her new way of living and seems to be enjoying the more frequent visits from her children as we are each stepping up and assisting her with her needs.

I really enjoyed section 5 of Sunday's lesson.  I encourage you all to read and study the lessons we are being taught at church each week.

The Lesson Can Be Found Here - Click To Read

Yesterday, Aunt Lori and I took our mother to visit and ENT. She had wax impacted in her ears and needed it to be removed.  A LOT of wax had built up and upon removal it was determined it had been building up for YEARS.  Below are some pictures of the event. I know you wanted to be there too ;) Some of the procedure was quite painful and brought her to tears - that part was not photographed, for good reason. She looked really cute wearing the headset for the hearing test that was administered after the wax removal. Unfortunately, the glare on the glass makes it hard for you to see.

Grandma still has her quick wit! When I was completing the new patient papers with her I asked, "Mom, what about your bones and joint?" Her response was "Are they asking if I have any? Of course I do, what a stupid question." This was followed by, "Mom, what about your muscles?" Her response was "No. Only flab. And write that down." Which I did.


  1. Grandma's wit...definitely my favorite thing about her! I hope her ear is feeling better.