Monthly Archives: February 2014

I am Home!

Oh, My.  What a trip.  What joy.  What fun.  What heat.  What dust.  What smiles.  What gratitude.  What happy girls. We are changing lives in seemingly small but very significant ways.  Sometimes what we do seems like such a small … Continue reading

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Going off the Grid now.

I love you all. I’ll be back in 2 weeks with stories to tell! The final Kit Count is 1221! 20 bags filled here and a couple more in Salt Lake. All is well. All is well.

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We are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves us. Period.

Every week millions of LDS Young Women all over the world stand united and repeat this Young Women Theme together.  Those of us who are or who have been their leaders repeat it too.  We know it by heart, and we … Continue reading

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A Month for Loving–a Valentine Quilt and Final DfG Kit Count

Here is a quilt for this month, hanging in the room today as I packed all of our lovely kits into suitcases, totes and duffel bags.  Our final count is 20 bags to check, 1165 kits containing 2280 shields and 9120 … Continue reading

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Final DfG Kit Assembly Today!

Today my neighbors and I gathered to assemble kits for the girls in Mali.  We fly out in four days.  I’m excited.  I have never participated in a cause like this one.  It grabs each of us by the heart … Continue reading

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You can’t skip the awful parts

You couldn’t relive your life, skipping the awful parts, without losing what made it worthwhile. You had to accept it as a whole–like the world, or the person you loved. –Stewart O’Nan  born on this day in 1961

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Happy Birthday Ella Isadora Bushman Barker!

Ella Isadora was a sister to my Great-Grandmother, Grace Honor Bushman.  She was born on this day in 1884 in Lehi, Utah.  When she was 17 years old she married Rufus Orrin Barker in the Manti Temple.  This photo shows … Continue reading

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