Expressions from our Youngest

Expressions from our Youngest
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Eileen is Grateful

It's time to post to Judy's Thankful Woman's Blog where we list five things we are thankful for that have occurred during our week(s).  This world is far from perfect but I'm sure thankful to live where I do today.  It is important to point out to our children how fortunate we are as Americans.  It would be great to share our thankful lists with our children some day.

1)  I am so grateful that my husband and I and three youngest children were able to escape to Wintergreen resort in Virginia this past weekend for our 25th Wedding Anniversary.  The view from our condo was beautiful and peaceful.

2)  I am thankful and was pleasantly surprised to find a bouquet of flowers and a long note left by one of my sons for us upon our return from the trip.  The note he wrote for us is profound!

3)  I am grateful for the opportunity to get to know candidates running for president through the debate process.  Sometimes it can be stressful but is the best system found thus far to uphold the will of the people and not the will of some dictator who would like to control everyone and everything.

4)  My husband was able to take me out for a nice lunch at a fancy restaurant for our 25th Anniversary.  It was a nice break to be able to spend some quiet time together.

5)  I am grateful that my tenth grade daughter informed me that her English teacher used Rush Limbaugh as her example of a hypocrite in her class because he does drugs but tells everyone else not to.  This English teacher is new to the school and has a bumper sticker on her car revealing her political views.  It would have been better to use someone the Church has called a hypocrite - like the pharisees - or something.  Limbaugh was a poor example because he just had an addiction to overcome and is highly political and highly successful.  There is no proof that he has been labeled a hypocrite.  This is just her opinion.  Many people respect him.  Therefore, we can talk to my daughter's advisor regarding this - just in case there is a hidden agenda to indoctrinate the students with strange political opinions in her teaching methods.


  1. Happy Anniversary! It is so wonderful to see lasting marriages these days, as many people take the sacrament too lightly.

    Regarding your question about my husband's commute...his new job is about 45 minutes away (just a bit further than his last job).

  2. Thanks for sharing your weekly blessings with us Eileen...and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

  3. Happy anniversary! How thoughtful to get the flowers and note from your son! I am glad you got to get away and celebrate such a special day! God bless!