Thursday, December 11, 2008

I am from

My aunt Debbie asked all of the members of my extended family to write these poems for my Grandpa so she can compile them in a book to give to him for Christmas. Today was the deadline, and with all I have going on right now, I didn't get to it until this morning. Needless to say, it isn't quite where I'd like it to be, but it'll do. I figured I'd share it all with you ...

I am from Scott and Barbara, Ernie and Barbara, and Marilyn

I am from wonderful ancestors who paved the way for me

I am from Orem, Utah

I am from Cascade Elementary, Canyon View Junior High, Orem High School and Brigham Young University

I am from the Cascade 4th Ward and Canyon View 3rd Ward

I am from hiding under my covers with a flashlight so I can read books all night long

I am from going door-to-door as a child selling everything from trinkets to treats 

I am from popcorn, chocolate and potatoes

I am from spending hours in the kitchen trying out new recipes

I am from being the oldest of four children

I am from four years of EFY

I am from overcoming obstacles and becoming varsity captain of a nationally ranked cheerleading squad

I am from a love of photography and capturing beautiful images

I am from long days at school and late nights of studying

I am from a semester in Nauvoo, Illinois

I am from Online Investors Advantage, Generation Marketing, Auction Advisor, The Daily Universe, The Deseret Morning News, The Daily Herald, Bennett Communications and Jessie Alexis Photography

I am from a wonderful temple marriage

I am from years of dedicated Young Women’s leaders to becoming one myself

I am from owning my own business

I am from a loving Heavenly Father who gave me a wonderful family

My siblings and me with my grandpa on his 80th birthday in December, 2006.


Barb Elder said...

Thank you Jessie! And yes it made me cry. I am so proud of you. You are a amazing person and a great example to your family. Love you!

katie said...

Oh gosh. Online Investors Advantage, Generation Marketing... some good times in those cubicles. Or maybe I hated every minute, but reading those words sure brought back a lot of memories.

Cheryl said...

That was beautiful Jessie. You have such a way with thoughts and express yourself so well!