Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I know it's been a while. Actually there were two separate times I should have posted, but I didn't and now I can't remember what the tender mercies were. I don't like that one bit. I don't want the Lord to think I'm not thankful. Remembering is so important!
Today I want to share with you a little miracle that happened in our family. Sunday night my oldest son woke up to go to the bathroom. He then came and told us the toilet was over flowing. I asked him if it was all over the floor. He said, "no it's just going into the trash." I didn't understand. My husband went to check on it and didn't see anything so we both just fell back asleep. When I woke up the next morning, after my husband- I love sleeping in-, he told me how the back of the toilet the tank (the part that holds the water) had a crack in it. It was leaking all night long. Who knows how that part of the toilet gets a crack? I would understand if it was the toilet seat or even the bowl. Our kids tend to slam the toilet seat down pretty hard after going to the bathroom. But no one ever touches the back part. After looking at the crack, my husband told me the miracles that we received. First it was a miracle that our trash can was under the toilet and not where it usually is, and there wasn't any trash in it. Second, is that the trash can didn't overflow at all with water. The leak was only dripping a little at a time, crazy for how big the crack was. Yes we do have to buy a new toilet, something I wish we didn't have to do. But we don't have to replace the entire bathroom. The water was contained. It didn't leak onto the floor and into the basement. Still sitting here thinking about it, it is just crazy that there wasn't any more damage. It was a miracle. A tender mercy. A wonderful blessing to our family from the Lord!

Monday, February 7, 2011


Yesterday and today I have felt so selfish. My husband has five brothers. One of his brothers lost his job the week before Christmas. It's been hard on their family. But they've seen it as a blessing because now he is going to open up his own business. That is amazing to me that they are seeing it as a blessing and not dwelling on the loss. On Saturday we were told that another one of my husbands brothers also lost his job. They are not sure what they are going to do. We had a family fast yesterday for both families. It was a blessing to be able to fast together, and a blessing for me in another way. It helped to me to view our situation a little differently. Yes it's hard to be separated during the weeks. Yes it's been frustrating when things happen at home when I have to deal with them without my husband being there. But he does have a job. That is a huge blessing. We have a roof over our heads. We have warm clothes for our children. We have food on our table. We are blessed! There is a reason that our family is still going through this trial. I need to stop being selfish and start trusting in the Lord more.

Friday, February 4, 2011


Last night, Thursday, I didn't get to talk to my husband. He was busy at work. So I went to bed. He called me a little after 11 p.m. saying he was sorry. He had to take care of a few things so he could come home sooner tomorrow. Even though I was half listening and half asleep I was happy because I assumed that meant he would be home about 1 pm. He has staff meetings every Friday morning that are mandatory.
I don't remember hearing anything, not even the door open. I just sensed something so I opened my eyes and saw a tall black figure walking around in my room. I jumped and screamed a little. It was my husband. He had finished all of his work that he had for today and left as soon as he was finished. His boss had told him yesterday afternoon that there wasn't going to be a staff meeting, so he asked if he could do some work from home. I wasn't mad that he had scared me half out of my bed. I was so glad to see him, even at 2 in the morning! He joked telling me that it was tomorrow. What a wonderful surprise and just what I needed. A tender mercy from my Heavenly Father.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hard Times

Today has been a hard day. I miss my husband more than I can put into words. I haven't been feeling well, and my kids have been sick. Sounds depressing doesn't it? Well I'm telling you because it's times like these that I have to try to see the blessings in my life. So that is what I started to do this afternoon. I am blessed. I have three beautiful children, who are healthy (most of the time). My husband does have a job. We have food on the table and we can pay our bills. Then after listing some of these basic, and important, blessings I have in my life, were some of my prayers answered.
I was reminded that Heavenly Father is in or lives more than we know. Sometimes we have bad days and sometimes we have good days. If we didn't have bad days then we wouldn't know the difference when a good day came along.