Thursday, September 17, 2009

Grateful for the Storm

It is 7:50 and Hunter just got on the bus. As I am sitting here looking around I literally feel it is the calm after the storm.

All I see are the remains of mismatched shoes, clothes that didn't make the cut, granola bar wrappers, hair brush, and of course toys all over. My table is filled with grocery bags that I was too tired to put away last night and the box of cereal that was eaten for breakfast. Our bedrooms are so messy there is no sign of us owning carpet at this point. And I say "Our" bedrooms because mine is not any better than the kids. Mine has turned into a laundry room. If only the clothes could fold themselves!

Although I do prefer a "Thunder Storm",
I am very grateful for our "Family Morning Storms"
My children are such a blessing in my life.
Who could really ask for more!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Our Princess Turned 3

We had such a great time planning Savanna's party. All the kids loved it! I made party bags when for when the party was over and put in fun little toys for each kid. I think she truly felt like a princess for an afternoon! Now all the kids are already planning what they want to do on their birthdays! Three years have really gone by fast. She is really growing up and that makes me sad. She is so small and cute I can't imagine her grown up!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009


With 3 of the kids in school now my house is much more quiet.

I actually get a lot of time to think now.

{These are some thoughts I have had lately}

For years I have always been so caught up in the "getting it all done", and not the "enjoying what I am doing while I am doing it." For about the last 2 months something has really changed in me. I am really enjoying my days with my children so much more. I find that I am relaxing and letting myself get in the floor and play with them or just act silly and not worry about the carpet needing vacuumed or the beds made. I have really enjoyed Fisher being a baby and how sweet and funny he is. It is almost like I am able to sit back and look at my life through new eyes. I have so much to be grateful for. I've always known that, but I never took the time to enjoy all those things. I know it is gift from my Heavenly Father. I have been praying for a long time to be able to relax and not worry so much about the messes and enjoy these mothering moments. As the messes always reappear the next day anyway. Heavenly Father has truly blessed me after many years of pleading and trying to change. I am so grateful for this change, and at a time where I can still enjoy them while they are little. I am so grateful for the knowledge of {Eternal Families}.

Little children are such a blessing from our Father in Heaven. They love you unconditionally. My life is still busy, crazy, frustrating at times, and the messes still exist, and I still deal with all the normal mothering things, but I have so much more patience and love while I am doing it. I am loving each day of it! I realized how these days are flying by and soon I will be wishing them back. Oh how grateful I am for the blessing of being a mother. I love sister Julie B. Beck's Talk "A Mother Heart". I strive each day to continually have a mother heart to bless my children with.


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