Monday, March 30, 2009

Generous people

There are still people in this world who are extremely generous. In our home we had tile in our kitchen. The house was a rental before we purchased it and I'm sure the grout was never resealed. So the tiles started to pop up and my children would cut their little toes on them. Well this last weekend we had a neighbor not only give us, free of charge, enough wood laminate to redo our kitchen floor and the dinning room floor but he also helped install it too! It was an amazing example to me of how we should strive to be. Freely giving each other help, assistance, and sharing our talents when ever they be needed. I really wish I was more like that.
Along with the new floor and help there were some other tender mercies shown to my family. Another neighbor let us barrow his truck to help us take some of the trash to the dump. With the very strong and freezing winds and the warm sun hitting the back window of the truck, it shattered. We stood there and listened to the glass crack. The neighbor was very understanding and we got it fixed. When we took the truck back to him he handed my husband more than half of what it cost to fix it. So with that money we were able to give it to the other generous neighbor to pay for the table saw that he purchased to help us with the floor. It was so fun to watch these events unfold. The Lord is ever mindful of us.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

long weekend

So I'm sure that you've heard the saying 'one step forward and three steps back'. Well the last few weeks I've felt like I was at least 50 steps ahead of where I was a year ago. Then this last weekend I took 40 steps back. It was so odd. It started Friday night. I got so dizzy. Just like I was a year ago now. Constantly spinning, can't move, head pounds when you lay down, can't focus my eyes or make eye contact. A whole bunch of not-so-funs. There were some good points, I could eat basically normal food, where as last year I was on baby food. So that was different, a good different. I started panicking thinking there is no way that I can do this again (Last time I was dizzy for almost three months!). So we, my husband and I, did everything we knew that might help and we prayed lots and lots. Today I am happy, no over joyed, to say that I feel good. I have a slight head ache. But who couldn't handle a head ache compared to what I was?
Looking back over the last few days there were so many tender mercies from the Lord. First and foremost this all happened over the weekend so my husband was home and could help, I didn't have any clients scheduled, and we had no other plans. And on those times when I was home alone somehow I was able to get food and things for my children when they needed it. I didn't once have to go to the hospital. I was worried I might have to tell some clients that I couldn't have them over. My first client scheduled for this week was today. I had some meetings on Monday, one in the morning and three in the afternoon, and everyone involved was so understanding and kind. My baby was up a little bit each night and I was able to get back to sleep after helping him out. My husband took him one night all on his own and let me sleep. My two older children were so helpful! They even made their beds without complaining. Really there were so many. I have come to know through all of my trials over the last year + is that Heavenly Father doesn't take them away just because we ask him to or we want them to be gone, but He will help us through them.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Friend

I've been thinking about this post for a while now, so it's about time I post it. As mentioned I've been having health problems for 15 months now (but who's counting? :]). Sometimes more serious than others. Right now not as serious. Though out this last year I've become lonely. It's not what you think. I have my wonderful, amazing, best friend... my husband. And I have lots of family surrounding me. I just didn't have a close girl friend. In my neighborhood there are a bunch of women and we used to get together for birthdays, lunches, play times for our kids to play, and it was great! Then I got sick and I totally understand that when you keep asking someone to do something and the answer is always 'I can't today' or 'I can't eat that food' they will stop asking. Well that is what happened. Now I don't blame these women, they are good people. Now that I'm getting better they probably just don't think of me, again I don't blame them. It's just been hard feeling left out and not having someone that I could talk to and my kids could play with their kids. I prayed about what to do and told my Heavenly Father how much it means to me to have a friend close by me. Well He has answered yet another prayer. A family moved in just a few houses from mine. She is the most amazing person! I've learned so much from her already. My children love to play with hers and they do quite often. It's so nice to be able to have a close friend again. I can't thank my Heavenly Father enough for this tender mercy.

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Temple

Saturday night my family had the wonderful opportunity to go to the Draper Temple open house. My children were so excited to be able to go inside one of Heavenly Father's houses. It was beautiful! The workmanship, the amazing artwork, everything about it was exquisite.
Two things happened that I would like to share with you. First, I started to get really dizzy. It was odd because I haven't had a really big dizzy spell for quite some time. We were in one of the stair cases. My husband was holding our baby and our other two were standing in front of him. I mentioned that I felt a little dizzy and then I just started to fall. It really is a weird experience that I don't think I could ever fully explain. My body just started to fall and there was nothing I could do to stop it. Just then I felt someone grab me from behind. A wonderful woman saw me and helped just in the nick of time. What a blessing to me and to my husband who was unable to help. She stayed close by my side through the remainder of the tour. I don't know who this woman was, just that she was sent to help me and my family. Our Heavenly Father is ever watching us.
Second, on the way home my oldest told us what his favorite part of the temple was. He said it was the white room with the mirrors because he could see forever. This was so sweet to me. He was talking about the sealing room. It is a special room where we are married/sealed for eternity. There were mirrors hung on both side of the room so that when you look in them you really do see for ever, there in no end just like when we are sealed to each other for time and all eternity. What a wonderful evening it was.


Preface: I have an uncle, one of my favorites if you can have a favorite, that is dieing. He has outlasted by 20 years what the medical doctors said would be his life expectancy. It's hard because we are human and we have our human emotions of sadness and having a hard time letting him go. Really it's okay because we know that we will see him again through the wonderful plan of happiness.
In my prayers I have prayed for him to have comfort and of course what ever His (Heavenly Father's) will be done. Well last night I was listening to my oldest say his prayers and he prayed for my uncle to be happy. It hit me so hard. Is it really that simple, just be happy. If it's your time to return home, be happy. If you need to stay here a few more days, just be happy. I love how pure little children are. How close to the spirit they can be. How much I learn from them when I take the time to listen. They are little bits of Heaven right here in our homes. How blessed am I to have three of them.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Phone call

Yesterday was just a little crazy, or at least it started out that way. I had a client comming in the afternoon so of course I needed to clean just a little bit. But I also had to take my oldest to the doctor for his kindergarten check up, to preschool, go to the store, and all of the normal things during my day. I had a friend call and ask if her little girl could come and play for an hour. I said yes because it was the same time that my oldest would be in preschool, perfect I thought. Then I started feeling a little sick. I wasn't sure what to do about my client or all of the things that needed to get done. So I just kept on plugging along hoping I would start to feel better. Well I wasn't feeling any better and then the second phone call came. It was my friend again and she asked if my little girl could come and play at her house instead. I don't think that she had any idea she was helping Heavenly Father help me. It was perfect! I took my oldest to preschool, dropped off my little girl, came home put my youngest down for a nap, and was able to finish cleaning. Took some things to try and help feel better, it worked, and even took a little nap. I saw my client, feeling just fine, took my oldest to the doctor, went to the store, helped out a neighbor, and even had some time to spare before dinner. That was an amazing tender mercy from my Father in Heaven.

Monday, March 9, 2009


It never ceases to amaze me how the spirit can touch your heart. Yesterday at church we had a musical number. It was 'If you could hie to Kolob'. I've sung the song before I've even tried playing it on the piano. But yesterday I understood it more than ever before. The arrangement of the hymn was brilliant and seemed very difficult to play. The composer didn't use all of the verses of the hymn and mixed in the last two here and there. It really is so hard to explain how wonderful it was. Right in the middle of the song there was a lot of emphasis placed on the phrase 'There is no end to love'. It was amazing how I could instantly feel the Savior's and our Heavenly Father's love. And the phrase is very true, there is no end to their love for us. No matter what we do or how we act or how our live are. Sure they can be unhappy with our decisions but they will always love us. It is a truth that I've know for some time now reaffirmed yesterday in a beautiful song. What a blessing it was for me to experience.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


So after the night of sleeplessness I knew that I really needed a good night sleep to even function the next day. So I zoned my little one, applied lots of oils, and got the humidifier out and added oils to that too. We haven't used it in a long time. When I plugged it in the light didn't turn on but it started to produce steam. So I didn't question it. My little one slept all night long! I was so grateful but I didn't know the true extent of the tender mercy until last night. I decided that we should do the humidifier again just to make sure he and I would get a good nights sleep. I plugged it in and no light again, but this time no steam. He slept just fine, all through the night without the humidifier. But what a blessing/miracle that it worked the night before when I needed it the most. Heavenly Father knows us so well!

Thursday, March 5, 2009


My little baby, okay so he's not really a baby anymore. He is 15 months old and at 12 months he was waring 18 month clothes. Anyhow, he is teething, bless his little heart. It really hasn't been too bad. Just a few nights he needed some comfort, until last night. He woke up at 1:30 am for the second time and he was miserable! He would cry until his throat hurt. Then rub his sinuses, ears, and jaw. And on top of all of that he started having a little hard time breathing, kind of like croup but not as bad. I felt so awful for him. After giving him some medicine and it not working I didn't know what else to do so I prayed in my heart. The thought came to me, do an onion pack. But how could I cut up the onion while holding him? Just a few minutes later my hubby came into the room to help. He himself being so sick I wasn't going to wake him for help. So I was very grateful that he woke up on his own to help. What a wonderful blessing from the Lord. I made the onion pack and it really did help quite a bit! He got a little more sleep. My hubby stayed up with him for 2 hours so I could get some sleep too. I was so grateful for not only an answer to my prayer but also a way for me to accomplish the answer that came. Our Heavenly Father listens and cares about us.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I am not a morning person. That is not good considering I have three small children. I usually don't get out of bed before 8 am (unless my baby needs me of course). But this morning I woke up at 7:30! I tried very hard to go back to sleep and get those precious 30 minutes, but I just couldn't. So I got up, took a shower, said family prayers before my hubby left for work, and started my day. I had a client coming over at noon and the house was a mess. The kids started cleaning the 'game room' while I worked on the kitchen. They didn't complain too much and not once did they ask to watch T.V. (some days they get up and watch T.V. before I get up). We had everything cleaned up including breakfast by 10 am!! I had to look at the clock a few times to really see that it was the right time. So I put the kids in baths, they got dressed, and finished their chores. It was so relaxing and I wasn't stressed at all!! I had no idea what a blessing would be until after my client came. He was a little boy, 4 years old, and so wiggly today! He even kicked me a few times, something he has never done before. If I had been stressed out trying to get the house clean I know I wouldn't have been able to handle him. It was an amazing blessing to me and a wonderful tender mercy from the Lord. And on top of all of that I didn't get tired until just before I started this blog.