About Me

I have lived in south Dakota, all of my life. My family is here, my roots are here. While I don't spend alot of time with "family", we always manage to bond together, when times get tough. Gunnar's death is more proof, of that.I also have a huge family of friends, and this "family"also pulls together, in a heart beat,when necessary. My parents live about 70 miles away, my husbands parents live about 7 miles from our house.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


From the time I was conceived
God had for me a plan.
He wanted me to get involved
to help my fellow man.
I know some were against it
but God knows what is best.
Since the day he took me home
I've had perfect rest.
Heaven is so beautiful
I'm walking streets of gold.
Now I'm serving others
including saints of old.
I know some still have anger
about the way I died
yet God and I both have seen
the many tears you've cried.
He is a God of comfort
whose love will never cease.
Give your feelings to him
and he will give you peace.
As difficult as it may be
please don't hold a grudge.
Remember this my loved ones
God alone will judge.
Then on that resurrection day
when all the dead will rise
the Lord will reunite us
together in the skies.
Please don't be sad
and mourn for me
I'm doing what I love;
serving God
and watching you
from his throne above.
(written by: Joye Atkinson)

Monday, May 30, 2011