Finally got some new family pics. Here are a few random selections. (The one of Brady and I is unedited...obviously!)
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I was in Rexburg today. I don't go there often because I don't care for it. I realized why today. I really never did know why before. I saw college students walking down the road to and from grocery stores and restaurants, in groups and alone. I saw them driving around and having fun. Walking around the park and talking. I was not happy as a single person in a college town dating and hanging out with roommates. Having been forced to grow up at such a young age, it all seemed uninteresting to me. I was unhappy for many of those years, until I met Brady. I am happier now than I have ever been. I am where I want to be. I didn't like being single or dating. Don't get me wrong, those things are good and appropriate and fun. It just wasn't my cup of tea. I am a different breed of cat altogether and I am willing to admit it. Those times are for learning and growing and exploring. I was pretty world weary by the time I graduated from high school, and the inherent instability that comes with being a young single adult was not fun for me. I needed stability. And finality. And I really just wanted to get on with life. I had learned what I needed to learn about life and relationships when I was in junior high. I don't regret this since it has made me who I am, and I am happy with me. I am so grateful for a husband who is a rock. Who is the least selfish person I know. Who is a worthy priesthood holder. Who works hard to support and take care of us. I am so thankful for my beautiful babies, who make me work harder and give me a greater reward than anything else could. So, while those college days are great for most, for me, not so much. So, just one more reason to be thankful that we are all different and get to make our own way in this life.
Friday, February 25, 2011
I have been overwhelmed lately by the goodness of the people that are around us. My kids have been sick for weeks and I have been stressed and worried and worn out. Not to mention that my poor babies are miserable. One particular day in the middle of this mess, I had no less than 5 people call me and offer to help me with my kids, my errands, and various other things. I have had people offer to watch my kids so I could nap or go get groceries. I have had people offer to go get groceries for me and to take the child who was well so I could take the other one to the doctor. I have had people offer to bring in meals and teach my Sunday School class for me. I have flaked out on people because my kids were sick and the reaction was only kindness and love and concern. I have had doctors in my neighborhood come to my house to check one of my kids because both of them were sick and I just couldn't face dragging them both out the door to the doctor...again. At the end of all of this, I am left feeling only love and gratitude for the people around me, and I am humbled by the outpouring of compassion for us. I only hope that I can do the same when someone needs me.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
"And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins." (2 Nephi 25:26)
We are thankful for our Savior and for what he has done for us. He has provided a way for us to return to him, if we will take advantage of his Atonement and improve ourselves and repent. We are thankful for the opportunity to be an eternal family. We are thankful for the gospel in our life and for the happiness it brings to our home. We hope you all feel the love of the Savior this Christmas season, and that you can also know that he is the source that we look to for everything we have that is good.