Monday, June 29, 2009

in a funk...

i have to say... i am in a funk...
i don't know exactly what's wrong with me, but i think i am in a weird phase...
don't wanna do anything.
feel like life is slowly falling apart and can't pick up the pieces fast enough.
don't really feel needed and tired of trying to help those who don't want help.
forgive me... just needing to express my thoughts... and vent.
i will be better later...

Monday, June 22, 2009

things i am grateful for...

so i have had a rough few weeks! but tonight i am feeling a tad better. i wanted to share some things i am grateful for to help remind me of the good things in my life...
family and friends
my job
knowing what love feels like
the gift of creativity
entertainment... tv, books, plays, music, movies and internet
cell phone
my Savior
to name just a few... what are you grateful for?
what gets you through the day?

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Elwood, Utah – Jami Margaret Petersen, 26, passed away Monday, June 15, 2009 at her home.
She was born July 6, 1982 in Logan, UT to Russell William and Sharon Effie Laws Petersen. She graduated from Bear River High School 2000 and attended Weber State and Utah State Universities. She worked as a Pharmacy Technician and was studying Bio-Medical Engineering.
Jami enjoyed working with stained glass, cross stitching, entertaining kids and was a very talented flute musician. She was a member of the Tremonton Ninth LDS Ward and served as a Nursery and Primary Teacher.
Jami is survived by her parents, one sister, Julie Ann and one brother, Jeffrey Russell.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 20, 2009 11:00 a.m. at Tremonton South Stake Center, 1150 South Tremont St., Tremonton with Bishop C. Blake Christensen officiating. Family and friends may call Friday, June 19, 2009 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton and Saturday from 9:15-10:40 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at the Elwood Town Cemetery.
The family wishes to express thanks to friends, neighbors, the medical and support staff that cared for Jami.
this has been a super hard week for me.
the passing of jami has really hit me with all kinds of emotions.
relief- that her suffering is finally over.
sadness- that i won't be able to hear her funny jokes or hear her laughter.
joy- that she is in God's presence and whole again.
heartbreak- for her brother, jeff, and family. i have become quite close to jeff and i worry for him. i also have become good friends with his family and they are very dear to me as well.
gratitude- for the opportunity i had to know jami. and the many lessons i have learned from her.
love- for jami. for jeff. for friends and family.
i am an emotional person anyway...
and then a week like this happens and i feel like i am always on the verge of tears.
i am grateful for jami for being my friend. for teaching me the importance of love, family and friends. i am grateful for the knowledge i have that families are forever, that there is life after this and that i will see jami again someday. we will laugh and walk and talk as we once did.
until then... i will miss her.

Monday, June 15, 2009


my beautiful, funny friend jami petersen passed away very early this morning.

my thoughts and prayers are with her fabulous family.

my life is better because i knew jami!

her dad said she is probably doing cartwheels up in heaven! isn't that the truth! she is finally free from pain and suffering.

i love you jami!