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trying something new

lets see if this works cos im not very good at this lol

Trust

Have you noticed that there is no such thing as trust these days? There is no such as ‘my word is my bond’ and a handshake to seal the deal. Today it is seal in blood (not quite) on the dotted line and write it out in triplicate and give one copy to each party involved and then write them out in triplicate again.

Today when i meet someone who wants to become involved in my life, my first instinct is not to trust that person and sometimes it can take some persauding for me to change my mind.

Over the years my life has taken many twists and turns but not many of them seem to be to my advantage. Which has left me a little disillusioned with people and with life and trusting people on sight is not usually on my agenda. However a few months ago a young man, an amazing young man came into my life. I didnt trust him and i certainly didnt want to talk to him either. But he was persistant and would come up to me in church and ask me how i was and if there was anything he could do for me and for a long time, months i would say i was ok and no there wasnt and then walk away.

Things began to change in May. I knew he was praying for me but still i didnt trust him. After several weeks of pestering i decided to give him a job to do that i thought he would say no to, i need help with some decorating and he said ‘yes, sure’. He came to the house with his friend and got on with the job. He was chatty and friendly and open. We talked about life, church and death as well. He shared things that had happened in his life and i shared things back. I kept asking who had sent him, what is it that he wanted and he would say he couldnt tell me and he was here to help me in anyway he could.

There was a point when things changed. I knew that God had sent him but still i wanted him to tell me that it was so but it was several more weeks before he did. Looking back i know i needed to trust him but more then that i needed to trust God that through all the bad stuff in my life God had not left me and would not leave me.

Trust is letting go of our passed beliefs and taking hold of new ones. Trust creates love and a bond that is tentative but true. In a world where the belief in trust is scarce it important that we act in such a way that when we ask someone to trust us they never doubt our word, our deed or our bond.

I will be forever grateful of the angel God sent me and i’m sorry it took so long to trust him and God.

So…

Its Monday morning and i have the day off. There is something very decadent about having Monday off when everyone else is at work. Its only a temporary thing im sure.

The weekend has been uneventful! I bought a new coat. Its purple. A nice deep purple. Today it is cold and so i think its time to try it out. Need to find some gloves today. Not much shopping to be done in Bradford. They pulled down our shops and promised us a new shopping centre with 100 shops but alas all we got was a big hole with water in the bottom and something they are calling a temporary park. Temporary to what though?

So yesterday was Sunday. I went to church. It was testimony meeting and i bore my testimony that the church was true. I know i said something about when the storms of live try to knock us down we should stand on the testimony that we first recieved that the church was true and if it was true then then its true now and whether we go or we dont its matters not, only to us, because it is still true.

I didnt teach sunday school as i was supposed to or maybe i wasnt. My daughter was upset and she is more important. I hear they had a good lesson and it all went smoothly.

Today i am starting 3 Nephi in the Book of Mormon. With my reading challenge/record of two chapters a-day it should take me two weeks, seeing as there are 28 chapters in it. However its about the Saviour’s visitation to the Americas and the Nephites after His resurrection and its? its? its like WOW, amazing, awesome. I know the spirit will roll in as i read it as it bears testimony of the truth of the words that were written. He live, He lives let us remember and humble bow.

First day

Your first blog is like the first day of school! Personally i dont remember it i was only 5 years old, i think or so my mother tells me.

I dont remember enjoying school or not enjoying it. It always appeared to be a foreign country to me but every day i trotted across half the estate with my lovely siblings to the nearest school spent the day doing this and that which i dont remember then trotted back home again at 4pm. Did you know that school is suppose to be good for children? I had a good childhood within my family unit but not such a good one outside of it. I don’t know who said school was good for children, i think they must have been crazy. I guess school is better then work especially when you are only 6 yrs old. However I think it is just a place for children to go so they are not heard and at least for a few hours not seen either.

If i’d had enough guts i would of taught my own children at home but unlike today even being taught at home 15 years ago you had to teach a formal-type of  teaching. Today it is not so, thankfully. I firmly believe that if you give your children the right tools they will teach themselves, with a little encouagement.

Also if your child is not doing well at school and they can find no cause maybe they are just bored!

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