Wednesday, July 28, 2010


This week I'm in the middle of a little camp that I'm doing for my children and some other children too. It was scheduled to rain all week long. We have been so blessed! On Monday it didn't rain until after the second session was finished. Then it was really hot yesterday when we played in the water. So even in the weather I can see tender mercies from the Lord. Really I've been blessed with good enough health so far this week. At some moments I didn't know if I would be able to do it, and then somehow, with the help from the Lord I was able to do it. So far it has a huge blessing not only for me, but for my children and also for the other children at the camp. I have been amazed at how it has also blessed their lives. I truly believe that the Lord inspires us with ideas to bless our lives and the lives of others.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Who would have thought that I could be blessed by technology? Okay that sounds really weird saying that because we are blessed every day with technology. But really this blessing was a little different. I've never shared this with you but I have other blogs. One specifically speaking, is a health food type of blog. I post healthy, but very yummy, recipes and talk about things that could help people with their health. I usually am really far ahead on my posting, but lately I've been behind with all of the fun summer activities we've had. This next week I'm doing a kids camp and will not have the time to do posts every day. So I needed to get a head again. Our Internet has been a little hit and miss for a few days, so it's been hard to get ahead. Then two days ago it was on for most of the afternoon. I was able to get everything finished I needed to. When I was done, the Internet stopped working and was completely out for almost two days. It was so nice not to be stressed about my posts and be able to do things with my children and also get stuff ready for next week. It may sound like a little thing to you, but it was a huge blessing for me. A wonderful tender mercy.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Phone Calls

Yesterday I was struggling emotionally. I don't know what it was, I'm not quite sure what set it off. I had talked with my husband early yesterday morning and told him that I was in a funk. I usually don't get to talk to him more than twice a day. Once with our children to say hi, read scriptures, and say prayers. Then later after they're in bed so we can say our couple prayer together. So when I got to talk to him in the morning it was a nice surprise, it was something that I needed. Through out the day I really tired hard not to think. I tried to stay really busy, to keep my mind from wondering. But there were those moments where thoughts started to creep in. Where in my mind I would have conversations with my self telling me all of things I was doing wrong, what a bad mother/person I was, etc, etc. Those moments where you almost loose it. And then the phone would ring, and it would be my husband just wanting to know how I was doing. Instantly I would feel better. Of course I would have to explain to him that I almost lost it again and was on the verge of tears, but he was there to comfort me. I don't know if he'll ever know how much that meant to me. I know that my Heavenly Father does. And I'm sure it was Him giving my husband the thought to call me, knowing he and only he was the one who could bring me some comfort at that time. I am so grateful. I am loved.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Taken care of

I feel I need to share with you what happened to me and my family this past week and weekend. As you may or may not know my husband currently works 2.5 hours away and comes home only on the weekends. Then every 6 weeks he is on call and cannot come home at all. The week before last he was on call and before that was only home a couple of days. It's hard. It's hard on me and my children.
So last week he took the whole week off through Monday the 5th. We were so excited to have him home more. Thursday through Monday he didn't have any work at all so we wanted to go somewhere, do something as a family. Wednesday night I didn't feel good about going anywhere too far from home. It was a strange feeling. Why would I want to stay close to home and not go somewhere and make memories with my husband and children? It was hard and frustrating telling my husband that I didn't think we should go anywhere, just do day trips but sleep at home. After all was said and done that is what we did. So we set out on Thursday for our first day trip. We went to some Lakes do swim and do some fishing. My health has been really good lately so when I had an attack in the car on the way there I was shocked. It wasn't one of my worst ones. I was able to stay at the lake for a couple of hours. Then it was home to recover. Friday morning I felt good enough to go and do another trip. But my daughter woke up very sick and I took her to the doctor. We came home with medication. So we decided that my husband would go with the boys and my dad 4 wheeling for the day. Then a couple hours later, before they left, my youngest got sick too, more medication. So my husband took our oldest son with Grandpa, while I stayed home with the two sick littles. Saturday came and I was feeling good and so was my little boy. My daughter was still not feeling well so she went to my mom's house while I went with my husband and the boys 4 wheeling for the day. Sunday my oldest go the sick bug and even more medication. Monday my husband took my daughter and youngest son to a parade while I was home with our oldest. By that afternoon he was feeling better and we went, this time all of us, to my parents to swim and do fireworks.
It was a crazy extended weekend with all of that going on. I didn't remember until today about the bad feelings I had last Wednesday and I was so thankful. Thankful that Heavenly Father was there warning me, taking care of me and my family, knowing what was going to happen. If we would have gone somewhere to stay over night it would have been so hard and awful! And the best part is all three of my kids only remember the fun they had with their dad.