Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Today is my last day.
Last day to be the mom of "little kids at home".
Last day of keeping my ever busy "baby" occupied since his siblings, and best friends, all went to school.
Last day to have him all to myself.
Last day of having someone with me... all. the. time.
Last day of a phase in my life that I loved, toughed out, relished, endured and learned so very much from.
It's my last day with my baby at home...
Tomorrow he starts kindergarten...
and life will never be the same again.
It's very... VERY... bittersweet.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Here are some new blog posts... sorry they are not in order for your enjoyment... but since this is my "scrapbook" of sorts, I decided it needed to go chronologically. :) Enjoy!
Baptisms for the Dead
Pinewood Derby 2010
Our dearest friends
1st Day of School 2010
Posted by ~~heather at 8:01 AM
A conversation with Caleb, talking about him going to Kindergarten next week...
MOM: Are you excited to start Kindergarten in a few days now that you have met your teacher?
CALEB: Yes. But Mommy! You goin' be all awone at home?
MOM: Yep I am! Sad huh?
To which he replied, "It will be ok... you can come sit outside my cwass and wait for me to be done if you want." :)
What a sweet kid! Such a sacrifice on his part for his sad... and soon-to-be home all alone Mommy! LOL!Ah the joys of putting your youngest baby in school!
Friday, August 27, 2010
The kids were in awe... what a testimony builder about the blessings given for our temple garments! I am so thankful he did not get burned today! We feel very blessed!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Posted by ~~heather at 4:45 PM
Upon observing Mom take her medicines in the morning at breakfast:
Caleb: Why you take dat medicine?
Mom: For my heart.
Caleb: Oh! So da food doesn't go down and break your heart?
Mom (laughing): No! It helps my heart to work right.
Caleb: Oh! So it worked all wrong, but now it sees da medicine coming and works right?
Yep. That is exactly how it works little man! :)
Posted by ~~heather at 4:41 PM
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
and boy do I know it!
July has been full and busy. We had family here, went to a reunion, had a yard sale, had a camping trip and an 11 yr old boy had a birthday, all the while I have been trying to get a ward cookbook made up! It's been a blast and has kept sadness about the non-changing economic status in my life from really getting me down.
I am so excited about this ward cookbook! I have typed in almost 300 recipes so far!! The ward members only have 2 more weeks to get them into me and I have about 2 more weeks after that to get them all entered! Then we will do proofs etc and hope to have them off to the presses, to be arriving in time for Thanksgiving/Christmas gift giving! I have LOVED reading the recipes and imagining all the dear people in my ward making these recipes for their families! It's has been SOO fun!!
Jes and I have been applying for jobs all over. I am secretly hoping I get the crossing guard position I applied for. A few hours a day I could commit to with my heart. 8 hours days I am not so sure. : \ Jes is hopeful that one of the jobs here locally will be "the one" as out of state work BITES so very much! LOL We are leaving it in the Lord's hands, after all we can do, and we are trying to be ok with it. It's tough. But we also know we are not alone... so that brings us comfort. And we keep being told to keep up our businesses too... so we do.
I think the hardest thing for me was this yard sale last weekend. We had nothing with which to pay our house payment. We didn't know what to do. I took the entire week and gathered everything we owned that wasn't SUPER sentimental, or things that could be replaced, and I tried to sell them on Saturday. I tried not to cry that whole morning. Bless my good friend Suzie for coming to help me... and not saying a word when I got a little quiet or would not budge on a price for something (because...well... if it didn't sell...I really wanted it to come back into my house! *blush* LOL) It was amazing! We had some great neighbors stop by, some good things sell, and a small check for JWD Electric come in... and all in all we made enough to pay our house payment and our tithing on what we had earned! It was a little miracle for us... and reminded me that "sacrifice brings forth the blessings from heaven". We must be doing something right... even if the "end" of this trial hasn't yet come almost 2 years later, we still have somehow made it this far. Somehow the Lord doesn't forget us. :) (though I have to honestly admit, I would love less "be patient" answers, and more "take this job on this day" kind of ones! *grin*)
And admittedly, I have seen blessings in our lives that go far beyond financial. Money really doesn't matter. (Hear that certain creditor that won't stop calling me? bwahahaha) My family matters. My testimony matters. My kids matter. My husband matters. Our friends matter. How I treat others matters. My relationship with God matters.
Life lessons are pouring in. My heart is often so full of love for the members of our ward, my family & friends I can hardly breathe! The things that used to make me crazy with my family, doesn't seem to effect me the same way. I like feeling complete peace. I don't have answers. But I have peace. And it is good!