Friday, October 2, 2009

Meet a New Family History Librarian... :O HELP!

Well, I've done it now. I went to a Family History Conference a week ago to help myself to learn more, and ended up getting roped in as a new Family History volunteer librarian.

It was Brother M's fault. He really gave me a mental boost as he insisted that I am perfect for the job for a huge number of reasons, a few of which included:

I'm intelligent, polite, and extremely great with people! Wow! I wonder if he sees the same Corine everyone else sees! :D He really sold me to myself! With all of my superb qualifications, how could I refuse? LOL :D

So, each Thursday from 2 PM until 6 PM, I will be working in the Family History Center at the Hayden Stake Center!

I am a major beginner. I just started doing genealogy this year (and didn't do it all summer) and feel completely clueless! And now, here I am volunteering as a librarian! Aha! You would think that Brother M would have taken that into consideration!

Oh well. All I can say is,


And, Please pray for me!

I guess I'm still not very good at saying "no."

Actually though, I am very excited. I have a strong desire to do a ton of Genealogy for my family and to help others with theirs as well.

What better way to learn to swim than to dive right in and do it! I just know this is going to help me to actually figure out what I am doing! :D I'm excited! :D

Straight from Heaven

This entry consists of excerpts from my journal on March 29, 1988, the day after my sweet baby sister Kalah Monet was born. At the time, her middle name was not yet settled upon (thus the discrepancy). I had just turned 17 a couple of weeks before.

“I am in the ‘mother baby’ room with mom and my new baby sister, Kalah Reaonah at the Tacoma General Hospital. I have been here since yesterday after school. I spent the night in a chair in the hallway. At 4:00 this morning a nurse told me it folds out, and another nurse showed me how; so from 4:00 – 6:30 I was able to sleep lying down.

“The baby is so beautiful. She looks like dad, dad’s mom and dad’s grandmother. She has Carolyn and Eli’s nose. She makes faces like Eli did, nurses nonstop like David did, has a round dark face like Aaron, and think dark hair like Carolyn. Her eyes look like dad’s and mine so far, but it is hard to tell this soon. They are deep, deep blue, and her skin is deep red. She has a chubby face, but when she gets a little older, and her baby face thins out, I think her face shape will look quite a bit like moms.

"I really love the baby. I am so glad we have her. At first, even when I saw her, it didn't seem real I think it is because I haven't ever had a baby sister. But after helping to take are of her and holding her, it now seems real and I love her a lot.

"She is about a month premature, but she is very strong and didn't have to go to intensive care. I am so glad!

"I am also so glad I have come to the hospital to help mom and the baby. The Holy Ghost told me to, and I'm glad I listened.

"Kalah has taught me something. As I held her I thought;
'I love this baby. This person just came from heaven with Heavenly Father. I love her.'

"Then a very strange thing happened. As if I was out of my body, for only a moment, I saw that the baby was me and I was the baby; and then she said to me;
'So did you. You are a child of God, and I love you too.'
"I then looked at myself and saw myself as someone else, and I recognized that I was wonderful and loved to be around me, a child of God.

"This all happened in just a short moment, but it seemed to happen in slow motion.

"It was so strange. I felt like another person looking at 'Corine' and thinking these things about her and loving her, then suddenly seeing that it was me, and looking at myself, seeing me, then looking back at her, seeing Kalah. "It is difficult to explain.

“This experience lifted my self esteem, and showed me who I really am."