"I looked out the window and what did I see"


It wasn't popcorn popping on the apricot tree! It has been a blizzard most of the day. We have mountains of snow in our backyard. It is beautiful to look at but not to go out into. We will be serving in the temple the next four days, if the roads are opened up by tomorrow morning.

Like the rest of you, I have been mourning the loss of one of my dearest friends, President Hinckley. I have smiled and cried off and on all day as the tributes of his life have been shared on the television. I knew that he couldn't stay on this earth forever, but then again he just had too. Hopefully we will pay tribute to him by living our lives like he would have us do.

Today has been one of those "stay in the house all day long" days. I have shared another day with the man who is by my side in so many different ways. He is their when I first open my eyes in the morning and usually the first words from his mouth is "I love you." He is next to me as we partake of our meals and never thinks of himself first. He always asks "are you doing ok?. When we retire to bed he looks into my eyes and says, "you know I do don't you." And I answer, "yes and I do too."
As I watched over and over the clip where Presiden Hinckley reaches over and takes Sister Hinckley's hand, I realize too that I have that same sweet blessing in my life. I can't begin to tell you how many times my sweetheart has reached for my hand during the day. It makes me want to continue taking care of what we have had these last fifty years together.

I just took another "sentimental journey." It was fun, I liked it!!

Mom, Grandma, Aunt Connie etc.......


Brandi said...

That is so dang cute. To love like that is amazing. Was it hard (not to change the way you love) to reconect when he retired. I have heard that it is really difficult, and that you have to teach yourselves to connect all over again. When I see older couples holding hand and loving each other I pray that Jas and I will have that. I am very greatful for your sentimental journey, and even more, that you like it. This will be so great for me, because over the last couple years I haven't been able to be close to you, so I feel like we can reconect all over again. I LOVE IT, and LOVE YOU!

Chantri said...

Oh I liked it as well! I loved it actually. You make me really reflect upon my own life and try to be a better wife, mother, & church member. I really admire you and Grandpa's dedication to temple work. You two are such great examples for us all to follow. I am so happy that I am able to read these Sentimental Journeys...that without blogging, I would never know. Oh how I could just wrap my arms around you and tell you THANK YOU. I am so excited about this...I am so excited to hear from you often and know how everything is going. I love you.

Jonna said...

Well....that was nice to read first thing this morning! One of my greatest blessings, is to have a Mom and Dad who love each other.
Fifty plus years and still in love. There is nothing better than that. Be careful on those roads. Maybe they are still closed, I haven't yet watched the SLC news. Many of our roads and schools are closed here today. Be very careful. Thanks again for your wonder sentimental journeys!

Brittany said...

oh you are so cute! I hope that when we get to 50 years of marriage we are still as cute and in love as you guys are. Thanks for your blogs Aunt Connie. They make my day!

Danielle said...

Okay I'm crying! Aw I hope seriously one day I can love and be loved after 50 years of marriage the way you two are! Grandma and Grandpa..You two are amazing!