Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday night I went to see TINA TURNER with my sisters, LIZ and Lucille and her husband Randy. This is our second time seeing her in concert we LOVED IT! Proud Mary is our favorite, we really got into that song, Randy was even dancing to that one! Tina,is I think 68 years old, WOW, is all I can say! If only I had her legs, AMAZING! We all had so much fun,Liz surprised us with tickets months ago, and then of course T-shirts at the concert! Liz has the biggest heart of anyone I have ever known! She makes sure that Lucille and I are exposed to some of the fun things the world as to offer! I LOVE YOU SISTERS, WHATS LOVE GOT TO DO, GOT TO DO WITH IT! Im saying it in my SOUL voice, (everything!)
Monday, October 20, 2008
Saturday was an amazing day to say the least! At about 7:30 A.M. I arrived to the sight of the carnival. I was in charge of the water and soda booth. I had just gone to Smart and Final to buy the ice needed to get our water and soda chilled for the days event! As I walked up, I felt a different feeling, as I looked around, many people were busy getting their booths ready, putting their final touches where needed for this ever so special event! Everyone I saw there was very busy, but there was a soft quietness about. I quickly knew with out a doubt, I was feeling the spirit! Heavenly Father had helped us all along the way! I know his hand was guiding ours! We were all united in one cause, to help the Nielsons! I know our prayers have been granted, I know that the Nielsons are here on this earth to be missionaries. I know I am a better person because I have witnessed first hand the miracles of love! I am grateful that my children love in a way, that is pleasing to our Heavenly Father. I know, we will get to thank the NIELSONS for letting us love them!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
If you know my family, then you probably know ALBERT! If you havent met Albert then let me tell you a little bit about him! We first met Albert , maybe 12 years ago, he came to our house and wanted to do some yard work. My husband was always willing to give him some work, because he worked hard for the money he needed, well most of the time. His line he always uses is,"Got a couple of bucks?" As the years have gone by he has trimmed alot trees, bushes, and pretty much alot of things we have just not wanted to do. I have prayed for missionary experiences, and pretty much "Allby" as Lexi calls him, Is the only one that ever seems to enter into my life! He is homeless, an alcoholic, very few teeth, hard to understand what hes saying half the time, but for some reason is placed in our life! I have reflected alot about him lately, he is alone on this earth, he has no family and lives to survive each day. I have thought about the lessons he has taught me, and I have come to realize the importance he has been in my life and to my family. I could probably write a book, but here are a few choice examples of why he is apart of my family! One day he came to our house limping, he was in alot of pain, he said he had been hit by a car while riding his bike, now remember he is homeless, he is dirty, he is stinky! John thought he would put him up in a hotel for a few nights to get warm, it was a cold winter at the time, and maybe he could get off his feet for a few days because he rides his bike everywhere! John took him to a hotel , bathed him, yes John said the water was almost black, and helped him get into bed, this was a true act of service, it makes me cry to think of it. Albert came to John many times when he was sick, John gave him blessings. My son in law, Spencer also gave him blessings in spanish, he told Spencer he had alot of power, he could make alot of money with that power, that was another teaching time. Albert called John, brother. He calls me Momma! Oh yes, I took him to the dollar store one time, I told him I would do a little shopping while he did his, pretty soon I hear "Momma, Momma" hes looking for me and yelling for me in the store, I was a little emberassed, we are the same age, I wish I could be called sister or something! Our dog Dusty died, he had to be put down at the vet, this was Lexis beloved dog. We brought him home to bury him, on the way home I thought , oh I hope Alberts at our house, I dont want to bury him. Sure enough, theres Albert, he dug the hole right by Lexis bedroom window, a few days later, he put a saint, a statue over the grave, I guess we're Mormon Catholics! Just the other day, he came by the house to check in, he told me he had been really sick, someone called 911, he went to the hospital, the doctor told him he might have cancer. We talked awhile, I teased him a little, I told him if he dies, he needs to die close to my house, so I can bury him. With my granddaughter Avrey, in my arms I said ok Albert, lets talk about what your going to say to John when you get to the other side. Tell John from me, we need more help, send more angels to us. He said, you already have them, your holding one! My heart was was warm, I didnot expect him to say something so profound, My little Albert is my friend, I give him hugs, dirty and smelly, I know when he sees John, he will say, my brother! Until then, I know hes part of our family, I thank him for his life lessons!