"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

Monday, August 29, 2016

Angels among us

Dave and I just wanted to express our sincere gratitude for the many wonderful Angels that have surrounded our family in the past 6 months.  We have been tremendously blessed.  You have put your arms around our family and lifted us up when we felt we could no longer stand.  Thank you for the many prayers, meals, donations, letters, phone calls, visits and many more kind acts of service.  My favorite thing to tell my husband is how much people love us and our thinking of us.  It always makes him cry and he reminds me to put it down in the ledger.  He is hoping someday he will have the chance to pay it forward.  Thank you for opening your arms and your hearts to our family.

Below is a picture of blankets that several women made for all the Bundy children whose daddy's are kept away from them.  They wanted each child to have a blanket to wrap around them and feel secure when their daddy's weren't near.  What a wonderful gift.  Thank you to all of these women.

Below is a picture of how some very special friends/family members spoiled me and made me feel so special.  I am so grateful to those friends and the love they have for our family.

I could go on and on all night of the many acts of kindness and service that people have shown toward our family.  Thank you for ministering to our family.  I miss my husband dearly and the pain can be so unbearable at times without him.  But I know that God with not forsake our family and that is why he has sent his angels to help with our physical and spiritual needs.  May God Bless you and your families also.
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Monday, August 22, 2016

Daddy's little boys

This past weekend our two boys have struggled.  Our kids have been away from their dad for six months now.  Our oldest boy seemed bummed this weekend.  I asked him what his friends were doing for the weekend and he said, "they were all going Deer Hunting with their dads."  I knew this was really bothering him because he doesn’t have his dad here to go do those things with.  Our other son came home from a football game and went into my room and started to cry.  I asked him what was wrong, he said, “my dad isn’t here to throw the football with me.  He isn’t hear to teach me how to build things.  I need my dad.”  And our youngest boy always asks for his dad and when he gets hurt always cries for his daddy.  Below is a letter that our middle son wrote to his daddy today.

Dave wrote a letter to our children this last week.  He said, "First of all I want to remind you that I love you all very much.  Next to Heavenly Father and your mother there is not anything I cherish more than you my good sweet children.  I miss my close association with you.  I miss holding, hugging and kissing you.  I just miss being with you.  I know we both hurt being apart, but we have survived so far and I suppose we will as long as the Lord see's fit.  We must continue to have faith and patience while waiting for the Lord to provide a way for us to be together again.  Keep having faith, keep praying and keep trusting in our Lord.  I am grateful that you are good and loving kids. Never forget how special you are to me and that I love you so very much.  Remember we are an eternal family and forever we will be if we all do our parts and with the Lords help.  With Love, Your Dad."

I am praying with all of my heart and strength that the Lord will intervene soon.  That these good daddy's and men can go home to their families where they belong.  Please, please help these men to come home. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Telephone Calls

Dave is still at the Southern Nevada Detention Center in Pahurmp, Nevada.  I hate that he is so far away from our family but I am so grateful that we are able to talk on the phone on a daily basis. Tonight as I was talking with Dave I asked him what the phones were like.  He told me that there are four phones in his pod and they are placed very close together.  I know how close they are together because you are constantly trying to hear what the other person is saying.  There is so much noise. Because there are 96 men in his pod the phones at night especially can get very busy.  The other night Dave waited in line for over an hour before he was able to use the phone.

I just assumed that whenever Dave was talking to me that he was sitting in a chair while talking.  He laughed tonight and told me he wishes he had a chair.  So I told him to go get one.  He told me that they are not allowed to use chairs while they are talking on the phone.  He said they either have to stand up like the picture below or they can sit on the concrete floor and he has to hold his head just right because the cord is not that long.  This made me so frustrated because I just don't understand why they have to treat inmates so terribly.  How hard would it really be to place four chairs by these phones or cement in four stools?  Why does my husband and others have to be treated like this when they aren't even guilty? Actually, why should any human being have to be treated like this?

I am frustrated with this trial and just don't understand it at times but I am indeed grateful that I am in contact with my husband on a daily basis.  I am grateful that he can call home and our family can hear his sweet voice.  I am thankful that I can lift him up when he is down and he can do the same for me.  The day can not come soon enough when I will be reunited with my husband and not have to talk to him through the telephone or through the monitor at the jail.  Please continue to pray for these men that they will have the strength to endure.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Dally's Letter

I am sorry that I have not been blogging lately.  I have been feeling a little overwhelmed with everything that I need to accomplish.  I miss my husband dearly.   We always worked as a team to accomplish many tasks.  My husband does remind me that he is praying for me daily that I will be able to accomplish what I need to get done.  I know that not only is he praying for me but there are many prayers being offered daily in behalf of our family.  I can feel those prayers and I am grateful for them.  Please to continue to pray for our family and the other political prisoners families.

Our ten year old daughter overheard me talk about how her dad was feeling a little down the other day.  She later came back with this paper for me to mail to her dad.  I teared up when I saw it.  She is so thoughtful.  I love the part that she told her dad to see if he could find other people to play with him.  She wants her dad to be happy and she wants him to not be alone.  I love how her crossword puzzle includes words that are important to her and her dad; Forever, Love, Dally, Funny, Heart, Family and Friends.  Dave called me today and told me how he loved Dally's letter.  Her letters always cheer him up.  He always says the faith of his children are what helps him through the day.