Christmas Message From Sandy Hook

Christmas Message From Sandy Hook

We have been suffering for so many weeks through my daughter’s serious illness and hospitalization; trying to make sense of it all, trying to endure it all, trying to hold onto hope and faith. “Why is this happening?” we ask, “When will this end?”, “What can we do to make everything all better?” and sometimes, I admit my soul … Continue reading

Shout Ki-Yi and Sing Hallelujah

Shout Ki-Yi and Sing Hallelujah

Today Mr. MoSop and I are spending some quality “sweetheart” time together. We each picked a date activity. First up, “His” choice –  we dressed in our UofU RED and headed to Rice-Eccles Stadium to watch the final season game for the University of Utah football team. We were treated with some beautiful sunshine as … Continue reading

Lights and Legs!

Lights and Legs!

On the day after Thanksgiving, Salt Lake City welcomes the Christmas season in with light! Attending the lighting of Temple Square is a family tradition for thousands. We have gone many times in the past to the first night, but now we prefer to wait a few days (and we always especially love to go … Continue reading

The Secret To Happiness

The Secret To Happiness

Today I am grateful for happy people. There’s something contagious – in a good way – about them. It’s Day 16 in hospital. Daughter-A has amazing nurses and therapists. Nearly all of them have the most beautiful, positive attitudes! Several have become our new “best friends”. I am moved by their simple acts of kindness, … Continue reading

The Soul’s Sincere Desire

The Soul’s Sincere Desire

Today I am grateful for the gift of prayer, which is perhaps the ultimate act of Giving Thanks. We’ve marked Day 15 of Daughter-A’s hospitalization. She had a rough weekend, and experienced some set-backs. I can’t deny it’s been discouraging. This morning we held hands and prayed together. Tears were shed as we poured out our … Continue reading

On This Day Of Life

On This Day Of Life

Today I will begin my week of Giving Thanks with gratitude for the gift of life. Here’s a mind-boggler to ponder; If we could truly comprehend the vast eternal plan of heaven, our entire lifetime will only appear as a day of our existence. “For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare … Continue reading

Time To Stop Sitting At Bethesda

Time To Stop Sitting At Bethesda

Today was a hard day for Daughter A. She felt ill, and completely exhausted. After her “marathon” miracle yesterday, who can blame her? So, she rested in her hospital bed most of the day, and tried not to feel too discouraged. Before going back to the hospital to visit with her, I tried to get some … Continue reading

Living Isaiah 40:31- Our Miracle

Living Isaiah 40:31- Our Miracle

Today marks day 10 of hospitalization in Neuro Rehab for Daughter A. Fifteen days ago she was suddenly unable to walk or move her legs. After ruling out all the major scary stuff that could be causing it, the doctors determined that the pathway between her brain signals and her legs was “blocked”, and would … Continue reading

Lead Kindly Light – Vocal Point

Lead Kindly Light – Vocal Point

Daughter A’s favorite hymn is “Lead Kindly Light”. Today I came across a recording by the Brigham Young University men’s A’capella group Vocal Point. It is one of the most beautiful arrangements we have heard. So peace-filled. So comforting. Such perfect timing. I had to share it! Continue reading

Not Everything Can Be Fixed In A Microwave

Not Everything Can Be Fixed In A Microwave

Last night after coming home late, and being tired and hungry I looked in the kitchen to see what I could cook quick and easy that would still taste good. I pulled out a new frozen food we had recently purchased. It was a Greek dish, and it looked delicious. I turned the package over for cooking directions but only found instructions for baking in a conventional oven… Continue reading

Every Hour

Every Hour

A beautiful hymn-prayer has been running through my mind a lot today. Hearing it, and singing it, always offers a sweet balm to a troubled heart, and provides gentle communion between my soul, and the Lord. In this special arrangement sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, it ends with a final whispered promise…”I Come To Thee”… Continue reading