Monday, August 18, 2008

Me and My Family

Quick history: I was born of very goodly parents who raised me in the Salt Lake City area. I am from pioneer ancestors and am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have 4 sisters and now 4 brothers-in-law. My extended families are huge. I married my true love in 1990 and we have 3 children ages 17, 14 and 8. We still live in the Salt Lake Valley area.

I have recently joined a bunch of clubs: Working Mothers; The Middle-Aged; Parent of Teenagers (which automatically enters me into the Club of Old-Fashioned Know Nothings); and because my husband recently became a full-time magician, I've joined The Club of the Self-Employed (which really means The Terminally Poor But With Great Hopes Club - thank heavens I have my job, though it doesn't quite pay the bills). Unfortunately I have also joined The Grief Stricken Club since my parents recently passed away within 17 months of each other. That's the worst club to be a part of, although I really don't feel part of a club, I feel very much alone.

Even though I miss my parents terribly, I know I'll see them again. That knowledge keeps me going. Other than that, I am fairly happy with my lot in life. I have a happy marriage, great kids, wonderful sisters and lots of family support. I have a good ward for additional spiritual support. All of that helps me get through the tough times. I'm grateful for my blessings.


Cindy Quick said...

Your post brought me giggles and tears. I love you bunches and am continually impressed with your positive attitude. Know that I love you tonz!

Pam said...

I'm way impressed, your blog looks great. I'm going to have to get some tips from you now!