Sunday, April 25, 2010

91 Years of Lifefullness

Last night I got a phone call from my Mom telling me that my Great-Grandma (her Grandma) wasn't doing so well. And they were expecting her to pass on fairly soon. We all knew this was coming. She lived a full life, but now was in pain. Nicole and I got to see here when we went home a few weeks ago. I am so grateful for that opportunity. She got to see us one last time while on this Earth. Last night as I was talking to my Mom I was saying the typical things to her... "She won't be in pain any more" .... "We'll get to see her again"... And I know those are both true but this morning I was sitting in church, I got this feeling like Grandma was gone... check your phone. So I did. There was nothing, no missed calls, no voicemails, no text messages. I just thought again, be patient... and keep checking your phone. Sure enough next time I check. There was a missed call, a voicemail, and text message saying call home ASAP. I knew what had happened already. Tears immediately started welling up in my eyes. As we finished the closing song and prayer I jumped up and went outside to call home. I knew the words before my mom said them and as she did I feel those darn tears fell and I was sad. I will miss my Grandma. But then I remembered the things I thought as I drove back to Rexburg from Pocatello yesterday (about an hour away). Yesterday as I drove I was thinking about life and death and what our religion teaches and what I personally believe. I started crying but not out of saddness out of gratefulness. I am so grateful I knew my Great-Grandma. I knew 2 of them infact! Both were full of stories and love. I love both of them. Even though they aren't here in person I can still feel their spirit's. I was also thinking about the Spirit World and how Grandpa Lee (Mom's Dad) along with Great Grandpa McConnell are probably welcoming my Grandma and teaching her the ropes. Preparing to teach her the Gospel. I am so glad I have a knowledge and a testimony about the Gospel and how this world works. The before, during, and after life. My Grandma McConnell was a wonderful Mother, Sister, Grandmother, and friend. She always said the nicest things to us. She knew Nicole and I were different... but never could put her finger on it... Well Grandma... be prepared... you're about to figure it out! And I can't wait to help you get the ordinances done you need to be able to be with Grandpa forever!

Here is a Picture of my Grandma McConnell at her 90th Birthday a few years ago....
P.S. If you have any questions about the things I talked about go here... It's REALLY good stuff!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

My sister

I just would like to say that I really love my sister. She is really cool and I wish I was cool like her.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Please let me tell you how finals week is going thus far... starting with today...
  • Woke up at 8:20 am.
  • Had a group final that started at 8am and I had all the papers for it (oops!).
  • Was running out the door texting my group apologizing asking how long I had... they said 5 minutes..
  • Opened the door to go outside and realized it snowed 6 inches last night
  • Took me 5 minutes just to scrape my car off... (uh-oh!!!!!!)
  • Got to the final 30 seconds late, and the teacher never even knew (phew!)
  • Talked to my PoliSci Teacher he told me he thought I am a "very intelligent young woman and I need to have more faith in myself" (he might be the smartest guy I know!)
  • Gave me my paper back...Got an EXCELLENT grade on it, he also told me what was on my final for tomorrow...
  • Then took my math final... of course I got an A (no duh!)
  • Took my math teacher his favorite cookies and made sure that I got an A in his class!
So now I just need to do the following before I can go home to WASHINGTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Go to class tomorrow
  • After classes take my Religion Final in Testing Center (blah!)
  • Take my PoliSci final in my teacher's office... (I am nervous for that..)
  • Write a 3-5 page essay for a final in Criminology
  • Pack
  • Clean
  • Go home
So all in all, today, being the first day of the actual finals part... has started off a little rocky... luckily I snuck into the final without any fail. My group didn't even hate me... Then the rest of the day has been a complete success. Now to study and get good grades for the rest of my finals.... I CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!