Saturday, January 30, 2010

Taking Care of Me

So I've been stressed out lately. It's hard to have three little's at home with a husband gone all week long. This past week was even more hard because he was gone Monday to Monday. It hasn't been helping that I've had these other two littles to watch too. So after talking with my hubby I decided to give my two weeks notice with the little 3 month old. Then a few days later I was no longer watching the 2 year old, and not because of my choice. At first I wasn't sure how I felt about all of these changes. Now that it's been a week or so, looking back on it, it was a huge blessing to me. I really hadn't noticed how stressed out I was. My health had started to decline again, and I wasn't getting as much done around the house to get it ready to sell. Now my health is slowing starting to improve again, I'm getting more done around the house, and I'm not quite as stressed out. Heavenly Father truly is taking care of me.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Night Sky

Last night I couldn't sleep. I don't know why, I was so tired all day long and was glad night came. I was a little frustrated. I knew I couldn't sleep in this morning. My husband is on call and won't be home this weekend. He is wonderful and lets me sleep in Saturday mornings. So I finally got up out of bed at 12:30 am to heat up my bean bag that I sleep with every night. I looked out side and saw the most beautiful night sky. It had snowed 5 inches, so everything was wonderfully clean and white. But the sky is really what took my breath away. I've never seen a more beautiful shade of navy blue. Of course, if you know me very well you know that I love taking pictures and playing with my camera. So I got it out and started playing around. I'm not the best photographer, I just have fun. I want to share some of the pictures with you. I was so thankful to my Heavenly Father last night and this morning for the amazing display of his creation last night. And I got to see it.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Little Neck

This week seems like it's been so long already. It started off with my husband going to work. We were all going to go down with him since it was a holiday with no school or other littles to watch. But our plans changed. My youngest fell off the bunk bed Sunday morning. By Sunday afternoon, when we were going to leave, he was really starting to hurt. My husband didn't feel good about us coming down with him. I decided to listen to his prompting. I was so glad we didn't go down. My youngest really started to struggle. He hurt to do almost anything. He cried when I had to change his diaper. I didn't realize how much you use your neck muscles for such little things like laying down. It breaks my heart even today to see him struggle to turn his head. He has to move his shoulders just to see things from side to side. I took my three littles to a movie on Monday to try and do something fun since we weren't with Dad. It hurt him to ride in the car. So I know that driving 2.5 hours down there Sunday night and driving the 2.5 hours back Monday would have made his little neck so much worse. I've taken him to the chiropractor three times now, and today we did x-rays. Luckily nothing is broken and finally this afternoon he seems to be doing better. He only winces a little while changing his diapers, and when he woke up from his nap it only took a few minutes for his neck to warm up again. Sometimes we have to listen to others to find the answers we need. Or the blessings that Heavenly Father intends for us.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


My husband's youngest brother and last sibling was sealed (Married) for Time and all Eternity yesterday. It was amazing! I've said before that one of the reasons I love to go to sealings is the teaching that some of the sealers will do. The sealer yesterday was wonderful. I wish I could tell you all of the things that I learned from him. He talked about the different stages in the Temple and how they are related. Why some of the wording is the way that it is and how it makes a difference, and more things. It truly was a learning experience and the spirit was very strong. I was so grateful to be there. The Temple really is a house of learning. I need to go more often and this encouraged me to go and to listen to the words a litte more carefully.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Yesterday was by far the worst day I've had in a long time. Now having said that I also had lots of little blessings too.
My 2 year old woke up at 6 am and needed some juice. I didn't feel very good, a slight head ache. Then he woke up again at 7 am this time I had blind spots, a migraine. I've never woken up with the blind spots before and I usually have them first and then the head ache. And to top it all off I had stomach pain too. I got up and took a shower. By the time I was finished my left pointer finger was completely numb and slowly all of my fingers went numb. I knelt down and pleaded with my Heavenly Father to help me. Not only did have the two little extra children that I watch each day, but I had a meeting at my house at 9:30am, and I wanted to go to the temple later in the afternoon. I needed strength from on High. My blind spots went away. My stomach calmed down and my head ache settled enough that I could make it through the meeting.
Throughout the rest of the day my head ache would shift from different places. I couldn't eat much food, just veggies here and there, because my stomach was hurting. I didn't know if I was going to be able to make it to the temple. My bro-in-law is getting married for Time and All eternity this weekend and his sweet fiance was receiving her endowment yesterday. Again more prayers were offered so I would be able to attend and support her. I was able to go. My stomach stopped hurting. And my head ache was gone. The experience was wonderful. I love being in the temple when someone is experiencing it for the first time. It reminds me of my first time and how amazing it was.
On the way home my head ache started again. By the time I was at my parents picking up my three littles the blind spots had returned and much worse. We quickly got home, called dad, said prayers, and got to bed.
I am still in awe at the blessings I was given to make it through the day. One blessing I haven't mentioned was from my husband. Before he left to his job for the week he placed little cute notes around the house for me to find. They gave me comfort and encouragement yesterday when I wasn't doing well. Heavenly Father truly knows us and gives us strength when we need it the most.

Friday, January 8, 2010


So yesterday morning about 10 minutes before I was to take my oldest plus a neighbor to school, I got a phone call from my husband. He had taken my keys with him to work, 2.5 hours away. I didn't know what to do. I called my dad and he rushed over to take my oldest and the neighbor to school. I called someone to pick them up, something I was also scheduled to do. Next I called the lock smith. It was so expensive there was no way that we could afford to get a replacement key made. So I just decided that I wasn't going to have a car or be able to leave for two days. There was one problem, I had my meeting last night. My husband called just before lunch to tell me that he had been talking to a coworker and happened to tell her about the keys. She said she was coming up this way and could bring them to me. Hurray! I really didn't have a way to get there to meet her. I called my dad once again, he said that he would watch my kids while I borrowed his car to meet her. I knew how busy he was but he said he would help. Then my sister showed up. She need to use my oven to bake something. It couldn't have been a more perfect time. My dad didn't have to leave his busy schedule and I was able to take my sister's car. She watched my kids while her stuff baked. I got my keys back from an angel. I was able to get my kids to my mom to watch and I went to my meeting. Which by the way went well and everyone was there. Oh and the day before yesterday I had a women ask if I needed help with the meeting. I told her she could make a treat so I wouldn't have to. Another tender mercy from the Lord. I wouldn't have had the time, plus I didn't have use of my oven. Everything turned out amazingly! I'm so blessed!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Too many to count...

Blessings that is. I feel bad that to start the year off I have been extremely blessed and I haven't been posting about it. Part of that is because we have been so busy. I am now tending a 3 month old baby in the mornings along with a 2 year old all day long. So needless to say I don't have a ton of extra time. We, and by that I really mean mostly me, are trying to get our home ready to put on the market to sell. It's going a little slower than originally expected but things happen. I'm not complaining because I have been able to help others so much. It truly is a blessing to me when I can help others because I was helped so much.
My brother's baby was put in the hospital earlier this week. I was able to help by taking his 4 year old during the day. I had the strength to handle all of these children, what a blessing to me.
Over the holidays I was able to eat so much food. When pain came it was mild. When ever we went to parties my husband or I remembered to bring the things that I needed to be able to stay and enjoy family. That was an amazing blessing!
At the end of last year I scheduled a meeting for this week with the teachers in our ward. I had completely forgot about it until Sunday night just after we got the kids in bed. I had a small thought come to my mind. How grateful I was for that. I got the invitations out. So the meeting will be as planned. That was a wonderful tender mercy from the Lord.
I won't go on mostly because I have hungry children that need food. Just know that I am still here and grateful the many tender mercies and blessings I have been receiving.