Friday, December 24, 2010

Just a quick Post

hey, just thought I would post real quick while I am at home. It is so good to be out of the hospital. I heard a quote that I really liked today, it's by the german poet Goethe, it says

"I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make my life miserable or joyous."

I am not always good at keeping a good attitude, but I hope to live by this quote as I continue on. Thank you all for the prayers, they are the best gift I could recieve. Merry Christmas!



  1. Definetly a very Merry Christmas at your house!

    all our love and prayers,
    Vic, Mindy, Andrew, and Tom Walsh

  2. "Definitely" I should learn to spell. We are waiting to hear from the boys!

    We are so proud of you!


  3. Merry Christmas! How wonderful that you get to be home! Goethe is one of my favorite poets; so I'm very glad that you now have an attachment! My favorite quote goes something like this...treat a man as he is, and he will remain that way. But treat a man as you wish him to be and he will become that. I'm sure I messed up, but you get the point. Love you and your family!

  4. Welcome home Rachel! I am so glad that you are able to be home for Christmas. You have been and continue to be an inspiration to me as you fight this disease. Have the very best Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year. Love, Janet White

  5. Merry Christmas! I'm so glad you were able to get home for the holiday :)

  6. Great quote, Rachel, and so true. Many people would have broken under the challenges you've faced. Trying to keep a good attitude during the rough times is hard, but it sure is an inspiration to others when you can smile through the fight. We love you, Merry Christmas!!

  7. Merry Christmas, Rachel. I am so happy that you're at home with your family. This Christmas will be extra special I'm sure. Treasure all the memories.

    I was reading some words from the prophets which said that we chose what we would go through in this life. Even more special than that, we covenanted with our families before we came here that we would be there for each other. How blessed you are to have such a wonderful family who sticks by you thru thick and thin.

    May the love of God and His Son be in your hearts this season as you reach out to each other and those around you.


  8. Lori Steele RasmussenDecember 25, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    Merry Christmas, Rachel. I am so happy that you get to be home. We love you so much!
    -The Rasmussens

  9. Merry Christmas, Rachel! I am so happy that you're at home with your family!
    Enjoy it and say best wishes to all!
    You are all realy great!
    We will see us in february - I'm looking forward!
    Anita and Dominik

  10. I love that quote! I am going to borrow it for my guide this year!!
    Thanks for ALWAYS being my inspiration!
    Enjoy the beginning of LOTS of time at home
    Love ya,
    Merry Christmas to everyone!