Sometimes we wonder, "What did I do to deserve this?" or "Why did God have to do this to me?" Here is a wonderful explanation! A daughter is telling her Mother how everything is going wrong, she's failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her and her best friend is moving away.
Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, "Absolutely Mom, I love your cake."
"Here, have some cooking oil," her Mother offers.
"Yuck" says her daughter.
"How about a couple raw eggs?" "Gross, Mom!"
"Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?"
"Mom, those are all yucky!"
To which the mother replies: "Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake! "
God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times. But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderful!
God is crazy about you. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning.
Whenever you want to talk, He'll listen. He can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart.
If you like this, send this on to the people you really care about.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.
Friday, May 8, 2009
We had such a good time last year that we decided to make participating in the tour de cure an annual tradition. Thanks so much to everyone who either donated last year or has given this year. You make all the difference. This year is especially exciting because more of my family is joining in! We decided to make a family team and our name is the BLOOD SUGAR DADDIES. Our team is growing and it is going to be a great ride and will take place on June 13,2009.
I'll keep you updated as we continue to prepare for the ride. To see my tour page go to http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TDC530148030?px=4065695&pg=personal&fr_id=5629&et=N84VoAMzCmhr5JeH8Sp4Uw..&s_tafId=257546
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Daylight savings came a little late this year and I was feeling it! The week before the clocks turned back I was seriously dragging every morning. It felt like I was trying to get up in the middle of the night to start my day. So this past Monday morning was fabulous! The sun rose and helped wake me up just at the right time to give me exactly the amount of time I needed to get ready for my day. So I'm riding that wave and enjoying my morning which is like a snow man dancing in a heat wave, let's be honest it's rare and probably won't last long. So I'm cruising to work, thinking wow, I might actually get to work early... another total occurance for Guinness and I notice a highway patrol car speeding up behind me so I get into the middle lane thinking, he must need to get past me, and of course my perfect Monday morning is dashed. What in the world, I'm getting pulled over! I pull over to the right shoulder on the freeway and he comes to the passenger side window to give me the spiel. "I clocked you going 78 in a 65, where are you headed?" "work," I reply, "Are you running late?" "yes, sir" at this point he is taking my license and going back to his car. We've all been in the scenario and what goes through our minds? What can I do or say to get out of this situation? I've heard the two best techniques are crying and flirting, neither of which I can do under pressure. Let's be honest, I'm no actress. So this time I decide to use the stay as still as possible and don't make any sudden moves or make any unneccessary comments. A few agonizing minutes pass and he returns with my license. He leans into my window and with a "slow down" he lets me go! Of course this becomes the topic of my morning, the story I proudly share with friends and co-workers. Upon review of the situation I decided to attribute this narrow escape to a couple of factors. With a few extra minutes in the morning to actually "do" my hair and a well placed pink sweater I have found a powerful combination that can distract and confuse those in authority. At least from my right side.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Tonight I went to my institute class at the University of Utah Institute and on the drive home I found with great delight that they have finally finished the construction they have been doing for so long and there is a carpool lane between the North Salt Lake area to Kaysville. It was so nice to drive with freedom on the "free" way. It reminded me of the joy of driving to work over the last few weeks since they finally finished the area in Ogden that has been under construction for a good year and a half or more. They began it and their goal was to finish in the fall of 2008, and I remember thinking oh my gosh that is gonna take forever! I've been dreading having the summer end and really didn't want fall to get here, that is until I realized that this fall is the fall of 2008. So not only have they finished the construction and opened up the third lane all the way to the exit I take for work, but the last five miles of my commute, the speed limit is 75 again!!! It is pure driving bliss!
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Less than a week til our 25 mile ride. Last week Betsy and I rode from her house in Layton to Charlie's house in Farmington and back. We charted the course on Yahoo maps and it was 23 miles round trip. Today is our last long ride before the race in Brigham City next week. We're planning to do the full 25 miles, so we'll see. It shouldn't be too much harder than last week but you never know....More to come later :)