Wednesday, June 10, 2009

momments to remember

OK, so I've been trying to find the time and quietness to write some thoughts of the last week. This is the best I can do...G is screeching, cuz' that is what he does, B is asking me that G wants something and I say give him something and C is saying open this, you need to do something while I'm writing this and trying to collect my real thoughts.

Now it is quiet for the moment. So I need to let everyone know how truly grateful for a Heavenly Father that loves us and knows what we need when we need it. I'm grateful that last week we didn't go to Nauvoo and that R had to work test week. I'm grateful that we were able to reschedule our beach vacation without any penalties. I'm grateful and happy that I have a husband that loves me and has worked so hard for himself and his family so we'd have a better life because of the sacrifices we've made over the last four years.

So early last week we found out that a friend and mentor of R's passed away and we knew two years ago that when this day came we'd go and we it was a blessing that all those other things happened so we could do this. One of my favorite parts of the service was when one of the sons(he had four) was talking he told of a story when they were young, this is basically how it went...

"so we were always getting into trouble and instead of my father yelling at us or hitting us he would calmly sit us down at the table and explain to us what we did was wrong all the while we were laughing, dad was laughing, we were laughing and dad was laughing as he was taking off his belt, we were still laughing and he was laughing with the first spanking we were laughing, he was laughing, the second spanking we were laughing he was laughing...pretty soon we were crying and he was the only one left laughing. Then he'd put away his belt and tell us that he loved us"

I love this story and I could just see PC doing that. He was with the single adults when R was in the bishopric, he was there when R and I were engaged, sealed and exchanged rings. He has seen B and C but not G but we have just so many great memories, especially his smile.

I am also grateful that R has a great job that he loves and that pays well...that made this last weekend possible. Thanks Heavenly Father...thank you for looking after our family and thank you for loving us and continuing to look after us in the future.

Since this is how it is I want all to know that I believe that there is a Heavenly Father who loves us, that his son was sent to atone for us, that we have a prophet today who loves us also and wants us to do good and live to the best we can so we can live forever with our families(that is my favorite part about eternity!) I love the temple and the purpose and promises we make there to ourselves and Heavenly Father. I say these things humbly in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!

1 comment:

The Wolfepack: said...

Isn't it great when we get to have moments to reflect on the many blessings we have? I'm glad you were afforded that opportunity!