Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Things May Be Changing

Well, things are happening. . as always
I may be changing the format of this blog.
Let me tell you my story.
I recently made some wonderful connections with my
Distant cousins from the Daley side of my family.
Because you see I am a  Daley and I love family and I
Especially love finding cousins.
This cute Daley cousin started it all.
My second cousin Jeanine and her Daddy Dean.
She found me on Family Search.
She contacted me. . and the rest is history.
She and her wonderful Dad came to visit me at my home.
I shared with them my book I had made several years ago.
Lots of pictures of the Daley Family.
Her Grandmother, Winona, was my Grandpa Jean's baby sister.
We share the same Great-Grandparents. . 
Graham Little Daley and Margaret Eva Simonds Daley.
We are so blessed to have found each other.
And our bond was immediate.
She is just a delightful gal. . .so thankful to call her cousin.
This past Tuesday we met with other cousins.
My Aunt Madeline Emma Daley Wilson was able to be with us.
She has lots of stories to tell of the family.
Along with cousins,
Jane Ann Wilson Draper and Cora Jean Wilson Jolly who are my
first cousins, and daughter to Aunt Madeline.
Blaine and Carolyn Wood and Nina and Dick Payne
Maurine Johnson Hurst and Ruth Daley Mathnvnk
Also joined us.
Madeline and I shared our Daley books. . and shared the stories of our
Daley Family.
I made copies for everyone there. . It was a most delightful and spiritual
time that we spent together.  
We want more of our family to join with us.
We want the Daley Cousins to come together.
There are so many we don't know where they are.
I am going to be sharing on this blog some of my stories and pictures of
My Daley family.
I hope if anyone out in blog land sees this blog and would like to contribute
To please contact me, and join in the gather of our family.
Families are Forever
And we must keep the connection going while here on this earth.
Hope you will come back and see the pictures I have to share
And the stories I have.
Hugs to all.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Sweethearts of Yesterday~ Old Friends

Hello my  dear friends in blogland.
I am enjoying my summer so much that I forget to
Post on my little blog, Karie's Daley Life.
I have just been so busy.. . and I really have
Little to show for it, but I am having fun.
I love Retirement. . .It is the best.
I have been connecting with friends. . 
New ones, and old ones, and some that are in the middle.
Time is fleeting. . going ever so fast 
Some day is here for many of us.
These beautiful ladies are the girls I went to 
All through school together.
We come from a small little town
Where everyone knew our names and our parents,
And our grandparents, and greats. . and beyond.
We were loved and cherished in our little town.
It was truly a place where everyone watched out for everyone else.
High School graduation brought many changes for us.
Some married, others went on to college and some headed for
The big city for work. . .
We all had our own journey to take.
Each journey is unique to that young woman.
Now we are in our Someday. . .
And our paths have come together again.
Spending time with each other. . recalling the tender 
days of our youth.
Almost 50 years ago each of us took our own path,
Now our paths have joined together. . Amazing how that happens.
"There is a season for everything"
It is again our season to friendship one another,
To care for one another, To lift our spirits, and
To laugh with one another.
And to cry with one another . . . ..  It is all part of the journey.
Our parents are gone, some have lost siblings,
Others of us have lost our husbands. . .
It is just the cycle of life.
A time to be young, A time to be in love,
A time to mourn, A time to rejoice.
I am going to cherish the moments we have
The times we are together. . our friendships are unique
Each one of us is destined for eternity.
But for this time on this beautiful earth. . I will share
A part of it with my old friends.
The Sweethearts of Yesterday.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer Rain

Oh, it has been beautiful this morning.
We had a gentle Summer Rain last night and the 
Earth is so refreshed.
And I feel refreshed.
Amazing how that works. . I believe we are all 
 Connected to the earth and the heavens.
When my soul is in turmoil I know that I have not been
Spending enough time connecting to my natural surrounding.
Or I have not spent the time to look at the night sky or
The blue beauty over head.
We are all somehow connected to nature.
Mother Earth sustains our lives through her bounty of nutrients
So why should it be any different that she would give us
The substance of Spiritual nutrients?
I guess it takes a Summer Rain to bring me back to my "roots".
I am thankful for Summer Rain. . .


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Beautiful Sabbath

Ah, Today Is Sunday,
One of my favorite days.
Church was good today.  So fulfilling, and uplifting.
It helped to build me spiritually for today and the coming week.
It was Fast and Testimony meeting, and all the testimonies were
Heartfelt and uplifting.  I enjoyed each one.
Our Sunday School Lesson was on the Fall of King David.
What a tragedy! King David was a great King, he was good.
The Lord could see that his "heart" was good.  King David led
The Israel nation with dignity.  He joined two nations. He built the
Kingdom of God. . .but oh, David fell!
He knew he what he was doing was wrong. . .and he made matters worse
He could have repented of his first sin, but the second he could not redeem himself.
His eternal blessings have been given to another.
King David spent the rest of his life lamenting his wrong doing.
Could that happen to me, or to others.  Yes! hopefully we never go so far
As covering our sin with the grievous sin of murder.
We are human, we are trying with all we have to be "Good".
To do the things that are pleasing to the Lord.  I repent every day of things
I have done wrong.  I pray, that the Atonement will work for me, and that
My sins will be forgiven.  
Only the Savior can know my heart. . .He and only He can wash
My sins away.  Only He can Heal the broken vessel of a person that I am.
Only The Savior, Jesus Christ. . .Only He.
To top my day at Church, was Relief Society. . 
My good friend Sue gave the lesson.
She did a marvelous job. . 
Ministering Grace, through my communications.
I must admit I am not a good communicator. . .
I wish I was better at uplifting others.  I wish I could convey in words my
True feelings to those who I come in contact with.
I want to spread sunshine through my words and my actions,
But alas, I fear I fail . . .so my resolve is to
Try a little harder.  Tender words, a Smile, A pleasant look upon my face.
In some little way, I can make the world a little brighter for myself and others.
I hope I can improve my communication with my loved ones.
We all carry our own burdens, and worries.
And I need to be more mindful of others feelings.
Oh, the blessings of Sunday. . The Sabbath. . The Lord's Day
And amazingly it turns to be Our Day.
I don't know what I would do without Sunday.
The day of rest, the day of prayer, reflections, medication.
A day to draw closer to the Lord, and in return He blesses us with more abundance 
More love, more charity, more of everything.
Beautiful Sabbath!

Monday, June 30, 2014

My Grandson Missionary

My second Grandson left today to serve a  mission for
The Church of  Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Oh, how I am going to miss this grandson.
He has been such a delight. . so active and so good.
But, I know he is doing what the Lord wants him to do.
I have sent a son and another grandson and I have
Seen the miracles in their lives.  I have seen the blessings
That have come to them as they have served faithfully.
I know Andrew will be a wonderful missionary.
He has been prepared well by his loving parents.
And his Church teachers and leaders.
I could not be more proud of him.
He will have the Lord with him and he will have
Angels to attend him.
Two years seems like a long time right now,
But, the time will go by fast and he will be home
Ready to begin another part of his life journey.
Right now I am feeling very blessed
The Lord has blessed me with so much.
As I have Honored Him, He has Honored Me.
And one of those honors is having Missionary sons.
My grandson, Andrew is in the Lords care
As he is in the Lord's service.

Decorating For The 4th of July

I am happy you are here.  And I hope you enjoy my blog.
Today, I am going to show you my July decorations on my porch.
Well, I actually think it is called a "stoop".
Whatever the name, it is my tiny porch that I like to decorate.
I change it several times a year.
Right now it is decorated for July 4th.
Red, White and Blue with a little touch of yellow
And whatever other color I can come up with.
I love color!  Truly, I am a color gal. . .
The 4th of July is one of my favorite celebrations.
It is a laid back holiday, with no pressures to please everyone.
Of, course I take the reason for the celebrating very serious.
I am extremely proud to be an American.
My ancestors are very early settlers.
In fact, I have an 5th great-grandfather who fought in the
American Revolution!
Just how cool is that?  Well, I think it is very.
And of course I have my Father, and my Uncles who fought in
World War II
And my brother-in-law in Viet Nam
So, I have reason to celebrate this Great Nation.
With all it's faults and failing, it is the Greatest Nation on this Earth.
There is no where that compares to this country.
I will be celebrating with family.  
Parade, barb-a que. and fireworks.
All in celebration. . . with family and friends.
I am sure I will be back again this week.
I have so much to share with you.
Have a wonderful day.

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Motherland

Well, I certainly neglect this little blog.
And I shouldn't. . I love this blog
It is where I can write my thoughts and reflections.
So with a new beginning, that is what I will do
Write my thoughts and reflections on life.
General thoughts but very personal.
I recently took a day trip to my little hometown.
I call it The Motherland.
My ancestors settled this little town.
I was born there and spent my childhood there.
 I am very proud to say it is "home" to me
Though I no longer live there
In fact, I have been away longer than I lived there.
Over 40 years ago my husband and our two little children left the Motherland.
We moved to our new Home, I told my husband he would be
Lucky if I lasted a year.  Well, here I am more than 40 years later.
I have raised my children here, and they are very well planted in this little
spot of the earth.  I love this little spot of earth too.  But I always long for
the place of my birth, my childhood, my young adulthood.
Maybe it is I miss the people that gave me security and love.
They have long passed to the other side, and I miss them so much.
This is my favorite mountain in all the Wasatch Range,
It is called Loafer.  For many reason it is my favorite.
My husband loved this mountain.  It stands as a
Sentinel over the valley protecting and watching over
The valley below.  . . .I love this mountain.
It speaks to my soul and calms me.
The valley is peaceful with lush green fields.
I sometimes wish I lived where there are green pastures,
Where little brooks feed the grass and fields with life give water.
But alas it is not met for me to live here.
The Lord has placed me in another part of His vineyard.
He trusts that I will help build his Kingdom here on earth.
But, my heart still lies in the the valley of my birth and my childhood.
Someday I will return.  I have a little plot of land . . and someday
My earthly remains will be placed there. . and I will be securely
Placed near the majestic mountain that whispers peace to my soul.


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