Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Life just happens!

I have had so many people email and facebook and call me about my dad and it is overwhelming for him to think about all of the people that are praying for his quick recovery!
I just want to say that things happen that you aren't expecting at times. BUT... faith is strengthen and exercised by these things that happen. My dad is well loved and we have been praying for him to have a speedy recovery from his hip being broken. Than he realizes that he also broke one of his ribs... and to top it all off, he must have surgery today for skin cancer they found on his neck! He sure is living the life of Job right now - but through all of this, he has received a blessing from someone holding the priesthood and we have the faith that those blessings will be realized if we show forth our faith! It's hard to imagine that we signed up for these struggles and trials - but absolutely reassuring to know that we have a loving Heavenly Father that stands by and is always there! I am so grateful for my testimony and I am extra grateful for such a wonderful man to call my dad!

In honor of my dad, I am making homemade Lemon cupcakes with lemon icing! (my dad loves anything lemon!) I'll post the recipe and the pictures when I am done!

10 comments:

Annemarie said...

Well put. I love your dad!

Courtnie said...

I have so much love for your dad. All of you. Even though we don't speak much I love that you are all my family and that we will always have that bond. Tell him good luck and we are all praying for him in Utah! Love you.
Courtnie

Pyatt said...

We love your dad at our house too!! He has been so instrumental in helping so many people. Like father like daughter eh? Thanks so much for spending the day with us...WE HAD SO MUCH FUN!!! I feel like we're 14 when we get together...I guess as long as we don't start spying on people -it's okay right?

Mark and Meghan said...

can't wait to see you guys soon.

love love love the pictures of caity as a nerd!

diane said...

When life gives you lemons...make lemon cupcakes.

I'm sure you will brighten his day.

Elizabeth Judd said...

I had no idea that he broke his hip too! that is sooo incredibly annoying and sad!!

Princess Sarah said...

Nice encouraging post! And, in honor of your dad, I will be glad to help you eat and enjoy those yummy lemon cupcakes you post about! You better bring some to the pool! YUMMM!!
(Praying for a speedy recovery!)

Sandy Toes said...

So sorry to hear about his hip...my father in law had hip surgery pass month.
sandy toe

tammy said...

I'm sorry he has to deal with so much right now, but what a fabulous post on having faith.

Pam Mueller said...

this will teach me to stay current on reading blogs! I about died when I read about your Dad. WE will add him in our prayers.