Friday, July 1, 2016

Five Generations

I went to St. George in March to visit with family and to have a five generation picture taken with Mom, Danielle, Tiffeni, Grayson and myself.  It was so good to see everyone and to be a part of this wonderful occasion.  Not to often does a five generation happen and we were lucky to have this occur in our family.  Mom and I stayed at Lewis and Marsha's home and Danielle, Tiffeni and Grayson stayed with Laile.  We had tons of fun and visited to our hearts content.  I rode up with Cody, but decided to stay a few extra days with Mom so flew home on Friday.
I am so lucky to have these three women in my life.  Each one brings out the best in me and are great examples of goodness to others.  My little Grayson is my GRR baby and I love him to pieces.  GRR are his initials and it fits him perfect.  I like to make things for him with bears on them.  Little Grayson Ryker Rasmussen is my joy.
This beautiful girl had just finished up with 33 treatments of radiation and no one could tell that she had been through all of this.  I was standing in line at the Deseret Book Store in St. George and Danielle came up and told me she was going to be in another area to come there when I was finished.  The woman that was standing behind me said "Wow she is such a beautiful girl."  I told her about Danielle just finishing up her treatments and she was astonished that there were not outward signs of the treatments.  I am so glad that Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers and that he kept her in good health during this time.

My beautiful granddaughter, Tiffeni, brings delight to me and much joy and I love her dearly.  I am proud of the young woman that she has become.  She is a good mother to Grayson and she adores him to no end.  I am grateful for her and her diligence in striving to make a good life for her and Grayson.

My beautiful mother I love with all my heart.  Every day I thank Heavenly Father for her and for letting me be like her.  She has lived a life of goodness and service to others.  Even when she was so badly burned, she still thought of others and it was very hard for her to accept being served by others instead of doing the service.  My Mom has always been my rock and I have tried to pattern my life after her.  She is so dedicated to the Lord and does everything that will get her back to her Heavenly Father's presence.  She is a very faithful woman and I know God smiles down on her daily.
This little minute of a guy brings so much joy to me.  I love him and so thankful that he is ours.  He came into our family at a time that Danielle needed something bigger and better to think about than her cancer.  He helped bring sunshine into her soul and I and so glad she had him to take care of during her ordeal with radiation.

My Meghan Leigh means everything to me.  She is my first granddaughter and boy did I have her spoiled rotten.  I love her so much.  She loves this little boy and hopefully one day soon Meghan and Mckay will be able to have children of their own.  She will make the best mother.

The love between these two reminds me of the love that Danielle has with her Grandma Jacque.  I look at this picture and smile at how Grayson has his arms around Danielle's neck.  He loves and adores his grandma.

This was a fun trip and I was so glad that I got to go.  Lewis and Marsha were on a cruise but left their house and car for Mom and I.  They had a fridge full of food and all our needs were taken care of.  I am grateful for family and how we can love and care for each other.  Heavenly Father has given me the greatest gift of all and that is FAMILY.

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