Monday, February 29, 2016


Just was looking at my last blog & seen the picture of the lady hugging the wall, it made me laugh at what brought this picture about. I lived with this lady 14 or 15 mts in her home. She let the senior missionaries stay with her. I love to sing when I'm alone so I was just singing my heart out & didn't know she was there. She asked me what I was singing I told her "Hello Walls" she started laughing & wouldn't believe that it was a song so she preceded to look it up on good old google. So every time she talks to me or sees me she starts singing " Hello Walls." The FHE group I used to go to when I lived in Plano invited me up one night to their home evening & of course she ended my night by singing "Hello Walls" then she goes to the ceiling & windows. It always makes me laugh but it still happens to be one of my favorite country songs. People I know down here don't listen to country music so maybe I'll just keep it a secret that they don't know what they're missing out on. I still keep singing & sometimes I  catch myself still singing "Hello Walls." It reminds me again that you can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl & I'm okay with that because I love my country roots. In case some of you out there don't know me well I also don't care to know big words, I'm just happy with knowing little words & my favorite one is LOVE. I guess you could say I like simple things. Well it's P Day & I'm so ready for that except we have to go into Dallas & take soup to a sick lady so our day doesn't last too long. I love being able to serve others. Life is good & I'm thankful for the gift of another day here on this earth. Have a great Monday & spend some time with your family tonight for FHE. My thought: I am in competition with no one. I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone. I am simple trying to be better than the person I was yesterday. I don't know where that comes from but it's in my little book of thoughts. My scripture is found in D & C 59:5. For today I my heart will be filled with love for all mankind. Sister Putnam

Friday, February 26, 2016

Help someone find their way

I've had a couple of down days dealing with strip throat so I've been hanging close to home. I certainly don't want to give anyone this junk. I'm rather sad as I was suppose to go to AA with a gentleman tonight who has been sober for 10 yrs. But instead I'm writing to you guys & my 2 companions went.  His wife is the one we were able to teach & she was baptized but we can't get him to quit smoking & he's happy being a Baptist so that's fine for now & we'll just keep working on him. I love him lots & he needs to quit smoking for his own health. I've walked to the mailbox a couple of times today, washed my sick sheets & done a lot of studying in the New Testament. I don't know if I've mentioned before but I sure do love our Savior & am so glad he is so patient. My thought for tonight: I met a stranger in the night whose lamp had ceased to shine. I paused & let him light his lamp from mine. A tempest sprang up later on and shook the world about. And when the wind was gone my lamp was out! But back to me the stranger came-his lamp was glowing fine! He held the precious flame and lighted mine! author unknown. I love this because each of us at sometime in our lives seem to get lost & someone finds us. Lets see if we can help someone else find their way again.
The scripture is found in Alma 28:14 & Isaiah 60:19. Just a month from today my daughters will land in the big state of Tx. I think I've mentioned how time seems to fly by. See ya when the roses bloom & don't forget someone in Texas loves ya'll. Sister Putnam

Just a few people I love & the moon in the good old state of Texas!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

My companions

This dear companion left this morning to go home to Australia. I love her & learned so much from all these sisters. 

This sister left yesterday to return home to Canada. We walked each morning we were together & picked up lots of trash.

 This sister is also leaving for CA. We served in the same district for quite awhile. She also taught me a lot.

I seen this cereal for the first time since I came to TX. it so reminded me of Putter so I bought a box. It was his favorite. 

All my companions except for the one I'm serving with now has gone home. I feel sad & alone but I know this companion will never leave me except by my own choice. Hope to always have him as the center of my life. He has been so patient with me throughout my life & has stood beside me the last two years & always. He has helped me over some hard rough spots & is still trying to work on my rough spots. He's certainly trying hard to shine me up like a diamond. I've had some pretty rough edges. I humbly thank Him for my life & all the many experiences I've had & continue to have. I thank him for his atonement in my behalf that I may return back to my heavenly home with my Heavenly Father. I think he's had to put in some overtime helping me out. Please keep your prayers coming to TX & together we will return with honor HOME...Sister Putnam!!