Thursday, May 6, 2010


I haven’t done a Daybook entry since last year. But, reading Emily’s prompted me to journal here once again.

For Today...May 6, 2010

Outside my window...It is unseasonably chilly with snowflakes and raindrops on the tail of two-week gales.

I am thinking...That balance needs to arrive. I am such an unbalanced person—relatively speaking—in particular areas of my life, that it causes quite the upheaval of mind.

From the learning rooms...Medical Coding…The Nervous System.

I am thankful for...The knowledge that my Heavenly Father is in the details of my life. Though, it is such a struggle to wade through, I am very aware of His watchings over me.

From the kitchen...Been soup with a ham-bone stock for this cold and wet Spring.

I am wearing...My night clothes.

I am reading...Anatomy and Physiology; Step-By-Step Medical Coding; some wonderful and wholesome blogs.

I am hoping...Very much to even out my work life and to also create a balance between it and home.

I am hearing…The furnace—I love the sound of the white noise of the furnace. It is such a comfort.

Around the house...DH is getting ready for bed; Dog is napping on his fluffy quilt. I absolutely love this time of day.

One of my favorite things...Peace.

A few plans for the rest of the week...Work; Watching DD drum at a belly-dancing show this weekend.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

I end with a personal thought, procured from the blog, A Beautiful Life. The author, Emily, writes…

"Sometimes I feel like I am gripping the ground dragging myself toward the destination trying to fight all sorts of tempests and storms..... But I don't let go!”

I, too, feel as though at times…Many times…I am gripping the ground, DRAGGING myself toward my destination, as that is all I can do. It seems quite overwhelming…Overwhelming to be me…Overwhelming to attain the things—the goals—the peace that I so yearn for.

Emily’s example, in her Daybook, was Mary of old. I, likewise, have a great example but one of modern day. Her name is Sheri L. Dew. This wonderful accomplished woman, is a successful author and head of a large company. One would believe that she has it all, and by all outside glances, it would appear so to be. Sherri, however, was never blessed to be married…Never blessed in motherhood. She “hates”, if I am recalling her words from a tape just listened to, going home to an empty house.

The Lord has had other plans for her; she knows not whether she will ever marry. At 57 years of age, she is past child-bearing years. As marriage and family is a primary focus of our church, how very very hard this burden must be for her to bear.

I have listed below some biographical information on Sheri. Please be advised that this was obtained from Wikipedia, which is an encyclopedia wherein anyone may post. Therefore, the information may or may not be totally correct.

Sheri L. Dew (born November 21, 1953) is an American author and publisher, currently acting as president and chief executive officer of Deseret Book, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dew has also been a religious leader within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), an inspirational speaker, writer, and acted as a White House delegate to the United Nations. In 2003, she was described as “the most prominent single LDS woman right now”.

I do not have Sheri's specific trials, for I was blessed both with a husband and children and now grandchildren. I look to people like Emily and Sherri, as I make my own way through the stinging nettles of life...And...

My Heavenly Father gives me—here and there—tidbits of hope, as I try ardently to have a wee bit of faith. He lets me know that things are okay, that He is there. I am thankful for those times, and I am thankful for Him.

May you find mentors of equal caliber, to whom you may look, as you fight your way through the many trials of life.

Blessings to you all.

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