"The fight for freedom is God's fight.
So when a man stands for freedom he stands with God.
And as long as he stands for freedom he stands with God.
And were he to stand alone he would still stand with God.
A man will be eternally vindicated and rewarded for his stand for freedom."
--Ezra Taft Benson

Friday, July 8, 2016


I have not posted on my blog for a week now because I am tired and also feeling discouraged.  I see so many other people who feel the same way that I am feeling.  We are feeling that there is a lot of injustice that is going on in America.  This week has been hard to find the news that a certain individual has done wrong in this country and is getting away with their crimes where my husband and others are sitting in a cold jail cell for doing nothing but standing up for their freedoms and rights. 

Tomorrow is my husbands and mine seventeenth wedding anniversary.  My heart is feeling broken that I will not be able to spend it with my sweetheart.  I also have two kids birthdays that are coming up in the next week.  It just seems harder and harder to celebrate without my husband and our dad home.  I am constantly praying for strength and direction.  I wish there was news to report on my husbands case but for now there is none.

Every Sunday after we say family prayer with my husband over the phone we then sing him a song.  This Sunday I was trying to think of a song to sing him.  I was thinking of a patriotic song but nothing really came to mind.  So instead my sister suggested, "Come, Come, Ye Saints."  It was the perfect song.  Many of us in the room got emotional.  Dave cried and tried to sing the words, "All is well, all is well."  Dave is trying to be strong and trying his best to have a good attitude.  After hearing this song again today I know without a doubt that God will not forsake us.  I know we must keep pressing forward and having faith in God.  It is Satan's plan for us to become very doubtful and discouraged but we must not let him win.  We must continue to pray and someday soon we will all sing, "All is well, all is well."


  1. I pray that RIGHT will prevail in such evil among us. Stay strong and peace be with you all!

  2. Dear sister, I feel your pain. I wish I knew what to say, to comfort you. The words you speak are true, these ARE unbelievable trying times. Know that even~ Jesus wept...! And in the end, he said forgive them for they know not what they do... Be strong, dear sister...and know you are not alone. We are all wanting this to not be happening. May heavenly Father bless you with a confirmation of strength to endure this challenge, I pray. God bless us all. God Bless America!

  3. Thanks for sharing, I have spent many sleepless nights worrying about the patriots and what I can do to help them. Dave lives in my state and I would like to do all I can to help him.

    Concerning: "This week has been hard to find the news that a certain individual has done wrong in this country and is getting away with their crimes". I would like to help you with this, but I haven't heard from you since Patricia Aiken talked to you, and my email to you has been ignored. I will help if you will allow me to!

    Also, there is conflicting information concerning Ryan. Is he living in Utah or Nevada? If he's from Utah I would like to do what I can for him also.

    I hope you'll forgive me for using this forum in contacting you, but since my email is not being responded to, I had no choice. You don't have to post this. I just would appreciate a response and details of what I can do to help you find what you are looking for in regards to the quote above.