Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Happy New Year

Dear Family, we are now well on our way into a new year and an opportunity at a fresh start.  I have been thinking a lot about things I need to do and want to change this coming year.  I have not been great with communicating with my siblings in the past and I am realizing more and more the importance of communication with each other on a regular basis (there is strength in numbers).  I have heard lots of stories from people that I work with and others friends about families that have completely quit talking with each other when their parents passed or because of being offended by something another family member said or did in the past and I don't want to see our family fall into this same "trap".

It would be great to hear from each of you about what is going on with each of your families.  I feel like I missed that this year over Christmas as we had illness in our home on Christmas Day and didn't get to see or talk to any of you.

I want to apologize to any and all of you who I have offended or wronged this past year and hope that you will forgive me.  I love each and every one of you and want you to know that I am truly sorry.

Last weekend Shane and I were able to attend the Temple with Tricia when she received her own endowments and it was wonderful to see the support she had with her on this special day.  While at the Temple I felt a strong prompting regarding some things that I need to do in my own life and I am so thankful for the opportunity to attend the Temple as often as I would like.  I am so happy for Tricia and her decision to do this and know that she will be blessed because of her decision.

Sorry for rambling, I love you all.


1 comment:

  1. Dear Family, Thank you DeAnn for getting me started. It really is important that we communicate with each other. I find that we all truly love each other. We are all busy, which is a wonderful blessing, and therefore it is easy to let a birthday go by or a special event which would be nice to know about and also comment on. My goal this year is to be more aware of activities in all of your lives. Therefore I will let you know what we are doing more often and hope you will do the same. I am preparing a lesson to be given in Relief Society on the 13th of February. This has me a little concerned about giving this lesson, because I have a harder time remembering what I have read and want to say. I need your prayers that I will be able to bring the spirit of our Heavenly Father into our RS when giving this lesson. I am striving to prepare well. I will let you know how it turns out. It is amazing how Dad is learning how to use the IPad he got for Christmas. He has been able to read and listen to the scriptures and lesson mateerial and read the Emails. He wants to learn how to write some Email as well. He uses the little stick that he also got along with the IPad. He has not really been able to use his right hand because of the metal plate that was put into his wrist about 20 years ago. But this Stick makes the difference. Maybe you will hear from him again. Hope all is well. Remember to let us know what is going on in your family. We are interested and concerned. We love you. Mom (Maxine) (Grandma Weight)


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