Monday, May 24, 2010

Turning 30

Well Sports Fans.... it's official... I am now 30 years old! ;o) I actually am excited for this season of my life. C.S. Lewis said:
“Thirty was so strange for me. I’ve really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.”
It's true. Something in me is a bit more "grown-up" then before. Not that I am old in my heart, just a bit more relaxed. I made a list of things I want to do in my 30's. That will have to be another post, because I left the list at home today. I can already tell the my 30's (just as the rest of my life) is going to be great! ;o)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tender Moment

So, last night I had a tender moment. My mom and I were watching my nephews and niece while their parents went to a play. Abbey adores me, but not as much as I simply adore her. She can get me to just about anything for her. And leaving her is the hardest thing for me to do. Last night, we were getting ready for bed, and I told her that we need to read, say our prayers, and sing some songs before bed. This news brightened her little face. She proceeded to grab 5-6 books from her closet and made me read them all to her. Then she had to read them to her brother, Parker. I could just watch her for hours! We went in her room and laid on her bed (yup, I can still fit!). Here comes the tender moment. Picture both of us laying down, her under the covers, and our faces inches away from one another. Then she started singing (which isn't quiet mind you) "I Am a Child of God." She looked into my eyes and sang to the top of her lungs. Her breath blew across my face, and tears flowed from my eyes as I watched this precious daughter of God sing about her birthright. Very touching! Then she cracked me up by entertaining me with one of her made up songs. It was something about Our Savior and how she didn't want to read a book or take a bath. My tears of being touched turned quickly into tears of laughter. Thanks Abbey for that tender moment! ;o)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Calling

The Lord works in ways that sometimes I wish I could comprehend. I just received a new calling in my brand new Ward. I hope and pray I will do well in this. I was called to be the Relief Society President... a calling I had always prayed I'd never get! I could express all my inadequacies, but not here! I hope and pray I will be an instrument in the Lord's hands. I pray that the Sisters, regardless of their walks in life, will feel the cleansing power and unconditional love that comes from our Savior. Here we go! ;o)