Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Just one of those times

I am sitting here going through blogs, reading about different lives. I am thankful that I am able to get glimpses about what people are doing, about how they live their lives. Doing this, has really made me miss all my loved ones that are gone.
I was reading my friend Carmen's blog. She has a picture of her brother who reminds me of my brother Joel. Oh! how I miss him. I just long to see him, to talk to him.So much has gone on since he left us. I wonder what he thinks of all of this. I would love to ask him. Joel! I miss you.

he is such a handsome man!

I went to my Uncle Ricky's house the day that Aubrey left to NY and sat and talked with him. He looks so much like my dad. I couldn't help but just stare at him. He even has some of the same mannerisms. OH! how I would love to talk to my dad about my latest adventures in basketball. Every time I step out on the court to coach I think of him.

he was my coach through all my elementary years. I loved it.

This was taken in Mesa. We went and visited him in March before he died.

I just read a post on my cousin Kim's blog about my grandma Dean. I miss her so much. I miss the little things like cards in the mail that I could always count on getting. I miss going to her home and knowing that we would probably have frozen pizza and root beer floats. I love that she loved her great-grandkids just as much as her grandkids.

I am so blessed to call her my grandma

So, this really doesn't happen very often. But, tonight I just miss them.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

My latest find

I am reading a great book right now called Why Gender Matters by Leonard Sax. I continue to be amazed about how the things that I seem to need most in my life come to me. I give all my thanks to my Heavenly Father for that, as he seems to know me and exactly what will help me out at that time in my life. I would recommend this to any parent raising a child. I've loved the amazing insights and knowledge I've attained. Hopefully it will help me be a better parent.