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A Reason To Do Better

I don't believe in coincidences.  Last year on President's Day, my sister-in-law signed up to feed the families at the Ronald McDonald house here in Salt Lake City.  I was so excited about that I asked if we could join her family!  So we went.  And it was such a neat experience.  I highly recommend… Continue reading A Reason To Do Better

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The Story of my Father’s Birth

Since this is June and the month to celebrate fathers, I hope to honor my father and share the story of his birth.  It is amazing and a miracle.  He was born in the winter of 1951.  He was born six weeks early.  At that time in our country, there wasn't much knowledge yet as… Continue reading The Story of my Father’s Birth

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A Plea for Baby

With technology the way it is now, when you get an ultrasound in a pregnancy they can tell you exactly how many weeks and days old your baby is.  It's simply amazing to me!  When I felt so strongly that we needed to have a sixth child and that she would be a girl, my… Continue reading A Plea for Baby

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Learning from the Past

Today's story doesn't come from someone who is alive anymore.  I was thinking that because of Memorial Day, I would share about one of my ancestors.  This story was written by Chloe Welch-Monk, a great grand daughter of John Coulam.  John Coulam is my third great-grandfather. "John Coulam, son of John and Joanna Ward Coulam,… Continue reading Learning from the Past

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Little Warrior

Grab some tissues my friends!  You are in for a treat today.  I hope you enjoy my friend Mary's amazing story of her little warrior. "“We think you should pull the plugs.”  I sat on the couch looking at the phone receiver in my trembling hand and thought, “Did I really just hear her say… Continue reading Little Warrior

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Admitted

New Year's Eve 2013 was not your typical fun evening.  I spent it holding my then 2 year old has he ran a 103º fever with a cough that would make him throw up.  By the next day, I began to really worry.  He received a priesthood blessing for the healing of the sick.  But… Continue reading Admitted

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Once upon a time

  Once upon a time, I was a young wife.  And I had the great idea that my husband, Mark, and I should start a family.  I was still in college at the time, and my loving husband, thought that was a bit crazy, but gave in to my puppy eyes anyway!  Well, that first… Continue reading Once upon a time