I was thinking as Doug and I were driving to the Veterinarian with Aggie Mae yesterday (see previous blog) what a long, hard ride it was. That got me thinking of all the long, hard rides I have had to go on in my life. The thing that came to mind was the long ride after a funeral to the cemetery. I don't like those rides at all. I usually have a huge lump in my throat the whole time, that is exactly how I felt yesterday on the way to the vet. I remember when my dad died 29 years ago, I was 26 years old, 8 months pregnant with our 3rd child, we lived in Kennewick Washington and had a 10 hour drive to Idaho for the funeral. I was instructed by my OB to get out and walk every hour. Well, it was stormy, I had a 4 year old and a two year old that slept a lot and I didn't want to wake them every time we stopped. Needless to say, it was a long, hard ride. Let alone the pregnant part, I was going to say good bye to my father. I know these bumps in the road (long, hard road) help us grow. I just wish they weren't so often at times.
I am a wife, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend. I have been married to my sweetheart for 34 years and we have 5 children ages 24to 33. We also have 9 grandchildren and another on the way, a boy in July, 5 girls ages 5 months, 2 girls are 2 1/2 years old, one is 6 and one is 10, and 4 boys ages 6 months, one is 3 years and 2 are nearly 6 , all of whom I love passionately. I belong to the "Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints" and I know that God Lives and Jesus is our Savior. I really like to cook for my family and spend time with them. I am having fun learning to blog and hope you enjoy my posts.