Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Today I Feel Joy

{In my motherhood journey}

This morning as I was going about my tasks, I stopped and had to laugh at what was going on around me. First off you have to picture what I look like. I have my fuzzy bright pink robe on and a purple turbie twist in my hair. I had to sneak in a shower this morning before it got crazy. While I am in the shower Hunter asks if he can have cereal for breakfast. Well, about one minute later he comes in crying that is bus is already here. They are 15 minutes early! So he won't get breakfast! Hopefully they will feed him at school. Then Savanna comes in fussing that her dress is bothering her. So we fix that. I get out, put on my robe because they baby is crying. So I change him and come into the living room and check my emails. I get an email that my neighbor is in the hospital. So I call her sister to check on her. Well, during this Graham's diaper leaks all over my fuzzy robe. So I go and change him and then I find Fisher need a diaper change. My house is a wreck, but in the middle of it all I am joyful! To you, this may seem like no big thing. But I am usually a stress case in the morning. With all my daily task laid before me and the pressure to get them all done. But today I am calm. I am enjoying motherhood. Carlee stayed up last night after I had gone to bed and cleaned the kitchen and living. She is such a sweetheart. But I do have to post a picture of the bathroom. I was cracking up when I went in there and saw it. Life has been wonderful lately. The dedication of the temple was beautiful. I can not express enough my gratitude for the blessings of the temple to be at my doorstep. I love the temple! I love the service that is given, I love the way I feel when I step out of the Lord's House, and I love my covenants. There is no other place on earth to gain the renewed strength we need to carry on in our families, work, our service to the Lord and this crazy world. Even though life has been crazy, busy, and most time stressful, I am grateful for today and the joy I am feeling.

Ever wonder what goes on in there??

Monday, May 17, 2010

It's About Time

I decided today that it was time to post something. I have been putting it off for many reasons. But I am missing a lot of journaling moments with my family. Especially our newest addition. My pictures are not wonderful. I have nothing scrapbooked. But I am getting to spend a lot of time holding the sweet little guy. He is such a wonderful baby. He is sleeping about 6 hours for me at night. So I feel pretty good in the mornings. He only cries when he is hungry. I am really trying to enjoy each moment knowing he is our last. Things are pretty crazy around here. Lots of laundry, the floor is a mess, and dishes piled up. My routine went out the door. But I am trying to tell myself in a few months he will be older and things will get back to normal. I want to enjoy each day while he is so tiny. Spreading my attention out has been somewhat difficult. Fisher loves the baby and wants to kiss him all the time.

Life for us in the past couple months has really changed. Some things are really hard, but we have had a lot of joy too. I miss Jeremy's mom more than I can express. She loved me unconditionally, she encouraged me and always told me what a wonderful person I was. Even though I am not as wonderful as she would say, it made me want to be. Now I am striving to be the best I can and help my family to be so we can be with her again. How blessed I am to have the knowledge and testimony of the gospel.

BYU TV just aired BYU Women's Conference for 2010 and I have really been enjoying each talk. They uplift, encourage, and strengthen me as a wife and mother. To know that what I can trying to accomplish each day is really worth all the hard work and tears keeps me going. I am so grateful for this little family I have been blessed with. What a privilege. I am also so grateful for Jeremy. He puts up with me and listens to all my life's trials and a mother. He not only listens, but he strengthens me. I am so blessed he honors his priesthood and we can partake of its blessings as a family.

I am so excited the temple will be dedicated and open soon. Jeremy's dad was called to be a temple worker. I am so excited for me. What better place to feel of Heavenly Father's and Linda's love for him. To have the temple 5 minutes away seems unbelievable. The temple has always been a place of peace and strength to me. The kids really enjoyed going to the open house. The loved how everything was so sparkly and clean, and so quiet and peaceful. I hope my children never forget that experience. Everything we are here on this earth for is found within the temple walls.


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