Sunday, March 16, 2014

3rd Article of Faith

We believe that through the aAtonement of Christ, all bmankind may be csaved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.

So what does this meant for me?

It means that I know and am grateful for Christ Atonement in my life.  I am in no way perfect.  But as I strive each day to be better, I am grateful for the Atonement that Christ did for me that helps me as I make mistakes and get over things I am full of regret over. 

I love that this Atonement is for all mankind.  Not just me.  Not just my family.  Not just my friends.  But all mankind.

But the last part.  By obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.  That is so important.  To know that we need to follow rules.  That we do need to participate in the Gospel and to be obedient so that the Atonement can work for us.

The Atonement of Christ is the only way to return to our Father in Heaven.  I am grateful to have this in our lives.  I love being happy in the Gospel and look forward each day to learning more about the world around me.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Rollercoaster Ride

Well, emotionally this has been a few weeks living on a roller coaster ride of emotions.  How grateful I am for a loving husband and a knowledge of the Gospel.

I am not sure what I would do if I didn't have the Savior to walk beside me and to know that I will see my nephew Tyler again one day.  I know that one day we will meet again and he will run up to me and say Hi, Aunt Patricia, Love you.  The joy I will feel saying the same back keeps my spirits up.

So what do I believe, Well on Week one of my adventure of saying what I believe I did the First Article of Faith.  Today is number 2.

We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression.

I am so glad to know that when I see God and Jesus Christ and am judged, I am only judged for what I have done.  It is hard enough to know that, but to think that I would be judged for ancestors transgressions that go back to Adam is terrifying.

Most of my immediate ancestors were wonderful people, but who knows what lurks in our family tree that we have not discovered yet.  To even contemplate that we could be punished for things we did not know seems unfair some how. 

I like to think of a parent.  Would you punish your grand child for things your child did when he/she was little?  I bet not.  Then why would our Father in Heaven punish us for those who came before us.

For me, returning to Heavenly Father is full of hope, love and joy.  If I had to worry about all things before my life, I am not sure if I would have the hope and knowledge to expect love and joy in that meeting.

How grateful I am for a testimony that tells me of the great love and joy our Father in Heaven has for each of us.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Dedicated Blog

Well last week I said I was going to say what I believe.  Maybe some of that will come through this week, maybe not.  Little did I know the tragedy that would strike my family in the week to come.  On Wednesday February 26, our dear Tyler passed from this world.  So I am dedicating this posting to him, rather than to my original plan.

To start out let me say, Tyler had some problems and maybe some choices he made disappointed me, but I always loved him.  I ALWAYS LOVED HIM.  He was as precious to me as every other niece and nephew and I always prayed that he would find himself and all the things he could become.  So my heart aches with his loss.

As I have moved through the days since his pasting I have been on a rollercoaster ride of emotions.  But the last few days had me remembering:

How he helped Kevin one sunny afternoon hang siding on my house in Michigan.

How the first time I heard that giggle when he was just a little guy.

How he loved that part of the Toby Keith song where he says me in 3 tones.

How when he was a teenager one afternoon we sat on the coach and laughed about this story:
     So he was maybe 7 or 8 and  I was watching all 5 kids at night while Kate and Kevin were at work.  Well everyone in my family knows, I am so not a morning person.  Soooo, Tyler wore the same shirt to school every day for 3 days.  When I got there this night, Kate says, "look, he needs to wear a clean shirt tomorrow!"  I not noticing what he had been wearing said ok I am on it.  So the next morning, Tyler not a morning person either, and I butted heads.  He wanted to wear the shirt and I said no, you need a clean one.  It went on so long that I told him I was going to come up and dress him like a 2 year old if he didn't hurry down and drive him to school and tell his class how his day started.  He came down in a clean shirt! 

When he and I talked about this a couple years later he looked and me and said I could so see you coming up and doing that, you were too funny.

How about when he and Thomas spent the night.  It was like I had 3 boys in the house, Keith, Thomas and Tyler.  They played video games, talked about comic books and other boy things.

I could write books on happy memories I have of him, but for now I will say, I just miss you terribly Tyler.  I know you are in heaven and that our Savior is there.  I will always be grateful for our last conversation.

Most of my family does not know about this conversation.  I know I never shared it.  It meant to much to me.  But he is gone now.  I am hoping sharing this conversation will help my family know a little insight I had.

It was a couple of years ago and I was visiting Michigan.  I went to my sister home to see her and those at her house.  Tyler was there (I think he was staying there with them for awhile).  He walked into the living room and we were alone.  As he usually did, he came over to me and gave me a big hug and said Hi, Aunt Patricia, love you.  I hugged him back and said I love you to.  He looked at me for a minute and he said probably not all the time and started to walk away.  I grabbed his arm and said: "Tyler, I may be disappointed in choices my nieces and nephews may make at times, but I WILL ALWAYS LOVE THEM, and I love YOU!  He just looked at me for a minute and said thank you. 

I will never forget the moment that day.  I did love him so.  From the moment we met to forever.

Tyler, this blog is for you.  You were well loved.  You are well loved.  You will always be well loved and I will see you again.  I can hardly wait to hug you and say once again, love you.  I know you will hug back and say love you Aunt Patricia and it will mean as much as it did every other time to me.  I can say no more, because I am beginning to cry just a little too much.

Love you, Tyler......              

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday post

So new goal.  Write on my blog every Sunday.  Now folks, I am not a writer so bear with jumbled thoughts and crazy wording.

So Keith and I have a good 2013 for the most part and are looking forward to a great 2014.  I have also been encouraged to regularly post my beliefs.  So the best way is to start with the Articles of Faith for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and what they mean to me.

1st Article of Faith:

We abelieve in bGod, the Eternal Father, and in His cSon, Jesus Christ, and in the dHoly Ghost.

So here we go:  I do believe in God, the Eternal Father.  I believe he lives and that he is the spirit father of all of us on earth.  I know he sent me down to goodly parents who loved and cared for me.

I also believe in His Son, Jesus Christ.  I know that he is not only the Savior of the world but he is my personal savior.  I am grateful for all that he has done for me personally.

I also believe in the Holy Ghost.  I know that as I live closer to my Savior that I can have the Holy Ghost to guide me in every hour.  In hours of ease and hours of trials.

I know that I live with these beliefs that my testimony in Jesus Christ will grow and I will grow closer to him.  But I have a LONG way to go.  I make many mistakes every day and I have to be reminded to do all the things I should do each day.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

2014 A New Year

So I guess it is that time to post again.  It has been awhile.  I now have more Great Nieces and Nephews.  I can hardly wait to see Hank and Kimberly.  Keith and I are glad 2013 is done and hope for 2014.  Seems like I kept catching things in 2013.  Colds and other bugs.  2014 is already good.

We are approaching our 15 year anniversary.  I am becoming a knitting maniac.  So much fun.  Over the holidays, I made a quilt top and a skirt.  I made several cards for the year. 

Keith and I will be working more on crafting this year.  Scrapbooks, cards for him and mine will add knitting and sewing. 

We continue with re-decorating inside the house. 

We hope to do more temple trips and have much more fun this year.

This year we will be playing more games, less TV.  We have been "TV" free for almost 3 year.  We watch Netflix or videos.  It has been great.  We choose what we want, no commercials and no timelines to watch something.  The more I see the more I know that the new shows are not always appropriate for what I want to see.  There are few new shows that I will watch.  I can wait for Netflix.

So this year, I have made a goal to read 15 books.  That is a little more than one a month.  I have finished 2, but they were quick reads.  Let's see what I can achieve.  I just finished a book, but I don't think I will count it being I started it in 2013.

Keith and I will be making a trip to MI for my nieces marriage.  We also, will be going on a cruise.  So excited for this.  We have sent in our applications for a passport and once those come, we will be scheduling our cruise.  Yea.

Saturday, January 5, 2013


Well this was an interesting year.  This was Keith’s first full year as a counselor in the Bishopric of our Church.  He has found he is a very busy guy.  But he has enjoyed it.  He spends time with 12-13 year old young men.  He finds them a lot of fun.  He has met many new people and learned about many things that interest him.  He has also met a lot of new dogs.  Of course this makes are 3 pooches very jealous when he comes home.

Tricia is still working as the Primary President.  She is having a wonderful time spending so much time with those precious children.  She has made many new little friends and now even has a companion to sit with most Sundays.

Tricia had her surgery this year and recovered very quickly.  She was back to work and everything practically overnight.  This was a great blessing to her.  The greatest part of this was her parents visit during her surgery and first week of company.  She was very grateful for their comfort.

Keith continues to enjoy gaming on Wednesday and Friday nights.  He has found many new games he loves to not only play but share with others.

Tricia has really gotten into knitting.  She is half done with her afghan.  She has knitted many things as gifts this year and enjoys the relaxation.

Keith and Tricia also enjoyed the visit from their niece and her family.  They all took little Cia down to Orlando to Disney land and had a blast.

So goes another year for the Sagers.  We hope one and all have a very Merry Christmas and a Great New Year.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Visit from an Angel

So Kassie, Robert and Chelsia arrived safely on Wednesday.  Chelsia was a bit shy at first.  We went to the Farmer's Market to get the supplies for Taco fest and Robert had a good time with Keith off gaming.  Kassie, Chelsia and I came back and had goulosh.  She was sure scared of the dogs, so we kept Gimli outside or in his crate.  He seemed fine with this as Keith bought him a bone with stuff in it and he did not want Sunny or Apollo to get it.  After goulosh Chelsia and I watched a movie.  She finally fell asleep in my lap and I was one happy camper.

The next day was a big day. We went to Disney World.  She had a blast.  I think her favorite parts were the tea cups (we went around and around real fast) and meeting Mickey Mouse and Goofy.  She even got kissed and kissed Mickey Mouse.

Friday we rested.  We were all pooped.  Chelsia and I had fun playing, watching movies and just talking about silly stuff.  We also went shopping for new swimsuits for Chelsia and Kassie.

Saturday was the Fort and the beach in Saint Augustine.  Chelsia was fearless for the water.  She kept right on trucking even when the water went right over her head.  Uncle Keith and Robert kept trying to build a sand castle, but she knocked down all their efforts.  It was histarical.

Sunday we relaxed, had taco fest and went down to the park.

I can't wait to see what today brings.