Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Death by Harley

Well, we went to Williams, Arizona this weekend, with our neighbors, on the Harley. We left late Friday. Got there at 2am on Saturday. It was a long ride, it was kinda cold too. I needed my leathers but since I lost weight they just drown me. Well we got up on Saturday around 9 am. It really was a fun ride but would have been nicer during the day. We ate breakfast, Joe and I shared all you can eat pancakes, and an omelet. Well, when it came I didn't know the omelet would be made out of a dozen eggs with a whole block of cheese, peppers, ham etc... I didn't know that the pancake was as big as the plate. Needless to say we didn't have more. It also cost $50.00 for 4 people. 2 omelets, and 2 pancakes. Ridiculous! We rode to the Grand Canyon. We had never been there. It is beautiful. Then we rode home. It was dark the last stretch. We were rideing along just fine. I was in my seat in the back texting my kids to see what they were doing and make sure they were all home and tucked in their little beds and out of the corner of my eye a see something dart at us from the side of the road. We went thump thump. We stopped and checked out the bike and our pants. lol. The bike seemed to be okay except for the smoke coming from somewhere by the back tire and my seat. Joe figured it must have made a hole in a shock and the oil was dripping. So we got back on and went back to see what it was. Joe figured a bobcat or a coyote. We found it. DOA It is pretty big. We are very lucky that it didn't do more damage to the bike or us. It also could have caused damage to our friends who were riding to our left and back a little if it would have flipped to them. The Lord knew that we are the only ones that can raise the rest of the children so he preserved us to do just that. lol No I think that was a serious truthful statement. We got back on and went a couple of miles and almost got hit by a low flying owl. That might have stung a little. I am glad we missed that one. We really did have a good time though.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Tims birthday

Today is my Tim's birthday. He is 21. I was doing really good today until I read Sarah's blog. She put on a video and things she remembered about Tim. Joe watched it and then had to go watch the news. I soooooo miss my Tim. I miss the way he calls me Momma. I miss his sweet smile. I miss the bump left on his head from his accident on Thanksgiving that almost took him from me. I knew he would be okay when he had the accident, I knew he had not fulfilled his purpose here. How can one have that many broken bones, be thrown that far and live? How can a mushy head be healed? I am thankful his father holds the priesthood and could give him a blessing on the spot. I know my Heavenly Father has a great purpose for him. Tim absolutely loves his mission. He testified of that in his last letter:

Ok, here it goes. I will start off my letter with a scripture from 2 Nephi 33 : 1-3. This is for dad mainly because when I don't write well enough he always says something.

1 And now I, Nephi, cannot write all the things which were taught among my people; neither am I amighty in writing, like unto speaking; for when a man speaketh by the power of the Holy Ghost the power of the Holy Ghost carrieth it unto the hearts of the children of men.

2 But behold, there are many that harden their hearts against the Holy Spirit, that it hath no place in them; wherefore, they cast many things away which are written and esteem them as things of naught.

3 But I, Nephi, have written what I have written, and I esteem it as of great aworth, and especially unto my people. For I pray continually for them by day, and mine eyes water my pillow by night, because of them; and I cry unto my God in faith, and I know that he will hear my cry.

So if my letters aren't up to par this is how I feel, 100 percent. This scripture is from an amazing prophet of the Lord, from Nephi. The whole chapter is amazing. What I have learned from Nephi is love. You need to have love for everyone. When you love, the spirit will be with you and miracles will happen. Without love you cannot do anything good in your life. If Jesus didn't have love he wouldn't be our savior because he wouldn't have cared if we returned or not. But Nephi is a great example of love. He loves his seed. He loves his brothers. He loves everyone and everything.

We taught a lesson yesterday to a lady named Sandra. We marked her baptism for the 21st of Junho 2 lessons ago. But this lesson we had with her yesterday, was probably the best lesson I have ever given. I have never heard the spirit so strong the Lord was with us. I know it and can't deny it. We went in there planning to talk about the 2nd lesson but I felt it needed to change. And we need to teach how to pray again. And what you need to do to receive an answer. It was incredible. She understood everything and she knew what she was doing wrong. She knows the church is true. She will pray again and she will probably be baptized before her date. I have the most love for her, she is amazing.

I tell people in lessons all the time I can't give all of my heart to my future wife because a little piece will stay with them. I love my investigators. I love the Lord. I love this work. I love you guys, every single person that reads this letter, I love you. I even love tjs aka jdubs, even though they are so screwed up in their doctrine. I actually had a battle the other day with some tjs. I have their bible in my house so I can research. I am doing a lot of studying and I can prove to the tjs in their own bible, Jehova is Jesus Christ our Savior. In their bible it says it, not in ours in theirs, but I always bear my testimony to them and show the love I have for my church, my God and my Savior. I love you all. Have a great week. And if you have any question if I love it, I do my mission President asked me in my interview, actually I am happy always and he said to me not a question a statement, he said, YOU LOVE IT DON'T YOUUU AND I SAID TO HIM EVERYDAY. And like Paul says to the Philipians in Philipians 4 : 11

11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

It helps me always and is very true. Love you

Love ,Elder Wyson

Isn't he amazing. Oh, what we can learn from our children! He has always been very loving and unjudgemental. He doesn't care who you are or where you are from. He loves everyone. I am thankful for him as I am all my children, but it is his birthday. I am proud to say he is my son, I always have been. I love him and miss him very much. I hope he knows I am thinking of him and how much I miss him.