Tuesday, January 29, 2008

How Happy He Must Be!!!!

What a tender, sweet reunion this must have been!

I know I should have felt a sadness when I heard the news that our dear prophet had passed away! However, my first reaction was at how happy I was for him that he was finally back with his sweetheart. She passed away about 3 years ago, and I can't remember a talk from him since that he hasn't mentioned her, or how he missed her, or how he couldn't wait to see her again. I am happy that he has had that chance. I will miss his quick witted humor and wonderful talks, but feel blessed to have grown up during his time as president of the church. What a great legacy he left for us, what an incredible example and speaker he was to the whole world, and what a great example of hard work --- til the day he died he put in a full day's work every day, and at 97 that is an amazing thing to me! I have so many wonderful memories of hearing him speak at devotionals and in the conference center. How I loved when he would wave his cane at the crowd. His smile just made me feel so happy and full of hope at every speech! I am so grateful for the lessons learned, and the wonderful memories I have of him as our Prophet. I won't forget them. Below is a quote that has become very meaningful to me in the past few weeks as I have felt down with being so sick and not being able to do much but lay around on the couch! It is one of many inspiring quotes, and has become my motto daily! I am working on memorizing it and hope you enjoy it. I played this song earlier on the piano today and really have been thinking a lot about him the past few days: Praise to the Man! We love you our dear prophet and are happy you are in a better place with your sweetheart! I am sure she had something great to say when she saw him again! What a great couple to strive to be more like!


“It isn’t as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don’t worry. I say that to myself every morning. It will all work out. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us. He will not forsake us. If we will put our trust in Him, if we will pray to Him, if we will live worthy of his blessings, He will hear our prayers.” Gordon B. Hinckley

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I AM BACK......and have BIG NEWS!!!!

So we are joining the ranks, and will becoming PARENTS this year!!! We are super excited, I am sick as a dog, and feel like this little baby above but with the question "is it almost over yet?" I have been extremely sick this last week, had a little trip to the ER this last Tuesday at 4 am, and yet all ended well (pretty well that is), with the first appointment which was also on Tuesday at 8:30 am (go figure the emergency couldn't wait just a few more hours huh?).

It was an amazing experience getting to see the first picture of our future baby, hearing that the heartbeat was ok and that everything should be good going forward. I am terrified of needles, and while in the ER apparently was a little out of it but kept repeating to Chip that "I was being a soldier", and asking that if I was good throughout my stay we could go get donuts afterward. It was a pretty crazy experience. However, after having my blood drawn TWICE in one day, experiencing more than enough pain from the headaches and nausea than I thought I could stand, crying multiple times to the greatest mom ever, and sleeping only 3 hours in a span of 4 days because of the insomnia and overwhelming illness I felt, I did finally get some rest. I slept yesterday after arriving home from the Dr. and, of course, getting my donuts, from 10 am- 5pm, and then got a full night's sleep from 11 pm -8 am this morning. Thank you heavy medication!!!!!! It was much needed, and for the first time in 2 weeks I feel like I have a little life in me!

So now, I am calling all mothers, for your advice. I am scared, have no clue what I am doing, and am totally new to the idea of becoming a Mommy!!! Any advice for making the pregnancy easier, tips for preparing, or anything related to pregnancy at all is NOWrequested!!!! Fill me in! I found out I am 8 weeks and 6 days along, meaning the due date is August 21. So off we go to embark on this amazing journey. I really want to hear your thoughts!

I also will be better at posting now that I am feeling a little better! Happy New Year to everyone!