Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Last night was probably one of the worst night yet with Fox. He must have not been feeling well because he was up about every hour. When I finally got him to sleep I had to get up, and not long after my kids got up. They ate and then went upstairs to play. Soon after I heard a thump and screaming/crying. I went up to see what happened and Emma was sitting on the ground crying and Liam ran over crying and said, "Emma fell off the slide (a plastic toddler slide) and she can't stand up, she broke her leg!!" I checked out Emma's leg and it was fine so I took her down stairs. As soon as I put Emma down and got her to stop crying, Fox woke up. I walked by my Mom to pick him up and said, "This is my life Mom." She replied, "Yeah, and you chose it."
I did. I chose this life, and these kids, and I am so grateful for them. They are just what I need. They make me laugh and cry and think. I need them and they need me. I get to serve them everyday and it makes me love them more and more. I am so grateful for my life and my beautiful children.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Today I am grateful for my Mom who always watches my kids when I have to drop off and pick up Liam. During this winter it has been so nice to have my Mom to watch my kids when I take Liam to and from school. She often has to rearrange her schedule around those times. I can take my kids and do if I have to but it is great not to have to. Thanks Mom for all you do. And for watching my kids at 9:00 and 12:00 (11:30 on Mondays :) ) day in and day out. I am very grateful for you.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I am grateful for good visiting teaching partners. The ones that will help call and give lessons. The ones that will actually go with you and make you feel like you are doing you calling. The ones that are happy to go and aren't dragging their feet and angry about the fact that they have to go. The ones that make you feel like they really want to know you and are there because they want to be and not because its their calling and they have to be. The ones that pray with you before you go and pray with you at the sisters house. Right now, I am grateful for any visiting teaching partner, but especially good ones. :)
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I am grateful for my calling. I may act and think that I don't want to go, but when I finally get to my calling (YW stake sports director), I love it. I love the rules I have learned and that I can somewhat ref. I love to watch the girls play and be goofy. I love to watch them support one another, even if they are not on the same team. We had three ankle injuries today, and all of the girls so compassion and concern for the injured young woman. I love that the girls will say "sorry" if they foul and will call fouls on themselves. I am very grateful for my calling
Friday, January 22, 2010
I'm grateful for silly singing. Liam sang, "To live with him some day-hey!....jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!" When I laughed and told him that those weren't the right words he just giggled and walked away.
Then, on the way to school Liam sang, "Hey, little diddle, the cat and the fiddle. The cow jumped over the moooooon!! The little dog laughed to see such a sport" He then would laugh as hard and loud as he could, which ended up sounding like yelling and puking at the same time. He found it so funny that he would then laugh hysterically, and then start over. I don't think he every made it to the end of the song. I'm grateful for Liam and his silly singing.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Today I am grateful for the little girl that was being dropped off at Liam's school. Before she closed the door to her Mom's car she yelled, "Drive safely!!" I am grateful for the giggle she gave me. It wasn't a ha-ha funny giggle but it was a happy, "oh how cute" giggle.