Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Goodbye my Friend!

I want you to meet two of my dear friends.  We got together because life changes are being made.
Cassy on the right is leaving for Kansas. Kari in the middle lives in Ogden and I in Clinton.
The Lord seems to send just the right person at just the right time
 to help me walk step by step on my path of life......
 ( the glue that holds me together are all those great  friends who have made life worth living now as well as in the past )

Here is the info from Cassy..
                    as usual she has  brought tears to my eyes as memories of long ago are forwarded to this day.

     We are moving to Kansas because Reed was accepted into University of Kansas (KU) Nurse Anesthetist Graduate      Program. It is a three year program. We were blessed that when we went back to look at housing, I got an interview at an HCA hospital back there and got a job! It's at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. We are moving in May.

 My favorite memory would, there are too many. I'll share my favorite fun and my favorite memorable memory. My favorite fun memory was doing the Taste of Home Apron Get Together in your back yard! I loved hearing about everyone's aprons, why they were meaningful and eating all that delicious food. BJ, you are the creator of memories!

My memory that I will always cherish was while I was a really young mom. My twoyoungest kids at the time were only 14 months apart therefore, I had to take both of them to Relief Society with me. You were the one person that dared to sit next to me, without fail, and ask to hold one of my babies. It was something that I truly needed but, didn't know how to ask. I wanted to do it all and yet, with ease, you were there to help me be the mom that I wanted to be. Attending church and teaching my children that that was where we needed to be, even if it's hard to get there with diaper changes, stress and feeling like I didn't learn a whole lot because I was caring for my kids. I always want my children to know it's important that we act as we believe and BJ is the one person who doesn't do acts of service or kindness for show. She can see the inner workings of a person's heart and is there to help in times of need. BJ, you helped me be the mom I wanted to be but, couldn't be without an angel to help me. You were my angel for me at that time in my life.

 I truly LOVE you for you being there when I felt I didn't know how I would handle my position in life. You eased my burden and helped me through a time in my life when it was a challenge to do those things I believed in. I will always, ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart for the woman that never had to be asked when and where to help, she just did.

Love you!!



  1. I love you and Cassy, too (and Kari, too, I'm sure)! I am still in awe of that connection. It's true that people come into our lives for a reason.

  2. Thanks Emily.. we talked about you at our last meal.. and I shared to Cassy all the things I loved about you and then she shared you back.. " you are loved"

  3. I love you BJ!! You are a friend for life! I truly appreciate you, who you are as a person, you exude goodness and kindness. I hope to be that kind of grandma that you that everyone wants to be around and emmulate. Love you SO much! I will miss getting together!
    I will always have a place in my heart for you!