Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Elbow Prayer

Today, during the quietest portion of Sacrament meeting- during the blessing and passing of the sacrament- Samuel accidentally hit the tip of his elbow on the pew.  AJ and I were both prepared to pounce and dash into the foyer, just in case he started screaming out of control.  Instead he started to pray . . .

"Heavenly Father.  You need to help my elbow feel good.  It just needs to feel good.  I just need to feel good. (Repeat the previous three sentences about 5 times each. Then . . .)  Jesus, help my elbow feel better.  Amen."

AJ and I were giggling with pride at our sweet little boy.  I am so glad he knows he can take ANY problem to God.  Even a hurt elbow.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The rains came down, and the floods came up. . .

And the kids played in the mud- hip hooray!


My mother shared this song with me, and it really touched my soul.  It is a beautiful reminder that our hardest trials in life can also be our greatest moments.  One of the lines that touched me most was, "What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near."  I am indeed grateful for the thousand sleepless nights I have experienced with my children because they have opened the opportunity for me to feel my Saviors arms around me.  Those nights were mercies in disguise.

2 Nephi 2:2  "... thou knowest the greatness of God;
and he shall consecrate thine afflictions for thy gain."

"What if my greatest disappointments, or the aching of this life,
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can't satisfy."  -Laura Story

Don't think I am always immediately thankful though. ;)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Silly facts about me . . .

Did you know?
  • I suffer from severe phone phobia, the thought of calling someone gives me anxiety.
  • One of my greatest wishes is to be a surrogate mother for someone I love, friend or family.
  • I have really big feet; which my Dad lovingly nicknamed "water skis"
  • I sleep with 3 pillows- always.  One under my head, one in between my legs and one to cuddle.
  • I hate spaghetti . . . and Halloween.
  • I never fold socks, like, ever.
  • I despise washing silverware.
  • I believe in the 30 second rule, within reason.
  • I dip peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in milk, and add milk to applesauce.
  • One of my ultimate desires is to have twins, one boy and one girl.
  • I don't really enjoy cutting men's hair.
  • My drink of preference is water, and I cannot stand soda.
  • I love, love, love the Disney Classic movies- Beauty and the Beast is the best.
  • I have been driving the same car since high school.  (Her name is Betsy and she is 11,000 miles from 200k.)
  • I am starting to wonder if Arizona and I are really meant to be together.
  • One of my absolute favorite things are wedding pictures.  I just adore them.
  • I have never broken a bone.
  • The thing that frightened me most about marriage was cooking for my husband.
  • I don't like to wear shorts and I can't stand to wear long sleeves.
  • I would rather be sick all day than throw up once.
  • My legs are so sensitive, I can only shave twice a month, tis true.  Pity, isn't it.