Saturday, January 24, 2015

Seek Beauty

It's been a bit since I've updated & I've been very sad with the news of the passing of my cousin ReNae Call, so hard for me to wrap my mind around it. I thought of her all day on her birthday but I just didn't get her called that day. I've thought a lot about receiving a package from her when we were at the Huntsman & living in Salt Lake, it had coloring books, crayons, word puzzles, candy, licorice & it was all came in very handy & some tough days. Well for the happier side of my life the last couple of weeks. We went to a member's house last night, beautiful place, a boy opened the door & we went in when the mom came to us & had the strangest look on her face, I said "I think we might be in the wrong house" she said yes but invited us in for a glass of wine. It gave us a good laugh when we got outside again. It's warmed up a bit so we've been able to sit out in the car when we get home at nights & watch the airplanes fly overhead. We look at planes down here & stars at home, I sure do miss them. We had to go to the airport twice in the last couple of weeks & needless to say it's quite a nightmare out there. I looked up & there's a big jet driving right over top of us on a bridge I've never seen anything like it. It was an amazing sight & my companion had just put her camera away so no picture. Today we were able to go with some other sisters who brought a non member to the temple, it was so fun to visit with her, she's been coming to church for about a year but her family are all Catholics & Church of Christ so she's a little nervous over them but hopefully it won't be long till the spirit helps her take the step. My dear friend, Betty Ford, has just had another surgery to remove some more cancer from her liver so we've helped with her dog. We had to load her & her cart in my car & take her to a hotel for 3 days.  Now Phyllis is her name & she can't walk so it's a little more than a circus & especially in a dress but we made it & picked her up yesterday for the return trip except we got some elders to help us lift her. She had a hair cut while there so she was 10 or 15 lbs lighter. It was just all in a days work! It's been a beautiful day today starting with a little frost on the windshield this morning but I went for a walk tonight for the first time in a couple of months. Life is good & time is flying by fast I've been out 9 mts already. We're wrapping up the 40 days to read the Book Of Mormon. The last chapter we will read together with all the missionaries at a church the Elder Russell M. Nelson is coming to speak to us for a couple of hours. We've been looking forward to this for a few weeks. Hope all is well in your world. My thought for this week. When you seek beauty in all people and all things, you will not only find it, you will become it. My scripture 3 Nephi 12: 3-16, I love you all & miss you lots. Sister Putnam

1 comment:

  1. It was such a shock when I heard ReNae had passed away and I thought of you being so far away. At times like this what a blessing it is to have a testimony of the plan of salvation. You are doing a great work. It is hard for me to believe you have been gone 9 months, wow. We are making a run to Randolph today to do some repair work. The pilot lights went out for some reason so we have some broken pipes. Glad to hear it is warming up in your part of the world.