Monday, March 30, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
He pointed out that since I then mention that my kids are wonderful, the natural conclusion could be that he is not and that he is my biggest challenge in life. Nothing could be farther from the truth! He is a wonderful husband. Marrying him was the smartest thing I ever did. I just thought it went without saying that my biggest challenge couldn't be him. Sorry Jared! I love you!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
"You will either marry or give birth to your greatest challenge in life."
That's what our high council speaker said on Sunday. Ain't it the truth?!!
I have wonderful children! But like most parents I spend quite a bit of time thinking and worrying about them. It's scary being a parent sometimes, particularly a mother. You've probably heard the joke amongst Psychologists, "So tell me about your mother?" The meaning behind it is obvious. No one impacts or influences a child as much as his or her mother. No pressure!
One of my children has been really struggling lately. As a mother, it's so hard to watch this. My child has experienced some very serious disappointments. And looking back I can see that I could have prevented the situations. I'm doing everything I can to help now, but some things are just beyond my control. I wish I could just jump in and make everything all better. But I can't! And that's really hard!
I'm doing my best to help the child learn from the experience. There are certainly some lessons to be gained. And hopefully I can help my child learn them and to grow stronger because of the trials of life.
Any advice from you parents and friends out there?
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Sadly, I can only deliver treats to those of you living in Moapa Valley. Yes, I know, it's completely unfair. The simplest solution would be for all of you to move here. I'm sure you've always wanted to live in a little desert town out in the middle of nowhere, right?
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
It all started innocently enough when I volunteered Summer to dance with Makenna. Makenna was very excited about the idea. Summer...less so. I felt guilty about volunteering Summer so in a very weak and very stupid moment, I actually agreed to dance with them. Of course they both thought this was a wonderful idea. Then I dug myself even deeper by notifying my mother, the ward activities director, that we would be dancing. And now there is no way I am getting out of this. Yikes!!
So basically I'm going to be a 34-year-old woman doing a hip hop dance with an 18-year-old and a 10-year-old. Nice. I 'm worried that I am going to look totally silly and old ladyish. And the stress is mounting as the event approaches!! How in the world am I going to pull this off?