Monday, October 13, 2008

Yellowstone or GC??? (footnote 1)

Michelle called me a few weeks ago to make plans to take our Mother to Yellowstone & the Tetons to celebrate surviving chemotherapy (footnote 2). It just so happened to fall on General Conference weekend, which I've watched religiously since becoming an adult. I don't know if you've ever been faced with choosing between two good things... but for me it has always been the case that when faced with choosing between two things... knowing I could only do one... I would feel a sense of doom... either way, I end up feeling guilty or at least making a choice is like pulling teeth. But just a few weeks prior to my sister's call... while sitting in church.... I heard a great talk about listening to the spirit and to letting the spirit be our guide, especially when faced with multiple choices, all of which seem good. Interestingly enough I got the chance to put it into practice. The trip was fabulous!!! Sara, Sorry for leaving you in Vegas.

Footnote 1.
GC = General Conference, basically this is when LDS church members get together to listen to the prophet of the Church.
Footnote 2.
Okay, Mom is doing great, although she has temporarily lost her sense of taste and she can't really feel her toes but we are all praying for her speedy recovery. She HAD colon cancer... you would never guess her age by the way my Mom acts and the amount of energy she has despite it all.


  1. I'm sorry about your mom! I'm glad that she is doing better.

    Thanks for sharing your pics with Ellie! She loved that. I could tell.

    I know exactly how you felt about Conference. I'm glad I did sewing with the family--it was really good for bonding. I'm also glad that you can read the Conference talks or even watch it at

  2. Hey, Meridy... I just put the pictures I took of Ellie and William... and Nate on a disc... so you should stop by and pick it up sometime or maybe Sara and I will get our weekly exercise by walk it over there... anyway there are some good pictures in the bunch.

  3. You should really sell those pics and use the profit to buy something really great for your dear wife who you left at home! :) j/k.

    I'm so happy that your ma is doing better! What a great trip to take her on! She is so lucky to have you!

  4. I am glad you got to go to Yellowstone and I think you did make the right choice. It would have been hard for me too. I am sure it was a nice weekend and get away. You took some AWESOME pictures!!

  5. I think you made a good choice. You can read the GC talks whenever you want to. Congrats to your mom for being such a fighter. That is scary. Your photos are AMAZING! I hope you are framing some of them. Wow. Glad you had a nice trip.

  6. Ce diaporama est une splendeur. Grand merci. :o)