Seven Sunday Gratitudes – 5th Edition – Growing my family tree, Surviving family history, Good-hearted young people, Haircut, Arctic Boy’s two FFA accomplishments, Sleeping in.

IMG_20140316_224036It’s late, because I got a little distracted, doing family history research/exploring, so I’m going to keep this short.

Gratitude #1 – My family just grew!

I’m working on overcoming my family history/genealogy phobia (sigh), and today I found a new relative to attach to the family tree. It’s John D. Wilson’s father, Synicar Jobson. There he was, just sitting there on the 1880 census record. I haven’t been able to find out anymore information about him other than what was on the census, but still, cool right??? 🙂

Gratitude #2 – I went to a family history conference and survived to tell about it.

Yeah, like I said in #1, I have a long-standing sense of freeze, fight, or flight when it comes to Family History, but I went to this conference thing for my area because I knew I “should” and that Mr. Hot Stuff would be happy if I did. Yes, I had a migraine for it, but I made it through and even came away with a sense that I might be able to actually do something about family history after all. The mantra is, “First the heart, and then the chart.” Stories, I’m all about stories.

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Gratitude #3 – I know that young people today want to make the world a better place.

A dear friend of our family, is leaving to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday. She will be serving in the Alabama Birmingham Mission, Spanish speaking. You go girl! And remember who’s care you are in – “consider the lilies of the field…” We will pray for you and keep you in our hearts.

Gratitude #4 – I got a hair cut.

It’s not a significant hair cut, but you know how stuff like that can just make you feel more finished? Yeah, that.

Gratitude #5 – Third place science project!

Arctic Boy and his science fair partner won third place at the State FFA Science Fair! Such cool beans. They did an experiment to see if adding pesticides unnecessarily to a plant would affect growth of the plant. It did.

Gratitude #6 – Arctic Boy received his FFA State Degree this week.

This is a Big Deal. Think along the magnitude of earning an Eagle Scout Award, only for agriculture related study, work, and service.

Gratitude # 7 – Sleeping in.

It’s felt so good to sleep in until 6:00 a.m. this week instead of having to get up at 5:00 a.m. It takes me a while to adjust to Daylight Savings.

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