Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Things I'm Thankful for

This time of year makes us reflect on things that we are thankful for.

I'm thankful that my kids can overlook all my faults and still think that I'm the prettiest, best, funniest mom in the world.

I'm thankful that I have a husband who loves his job and takes it very seriously. He provides nice things for us and keeps our house warm and our cupboards stocked with food.

I'm thankful for parents who understood how important the gospel was at a young age and taught me, even though sometimes I wasn't teachable.

I'm thankful for the covenants that I have made in the temple with my Heavenly Father and with Eric. Many times, it has been those covenants that have pulled me through very difficult times including the death of my brother.

I'm thankful for medicine and pain meds. I grateful that doctors and nurses have taken an incredible part of their lives studying and learning about the body so that I can have the conviences of a root canal or an epideral or antiboitics to help my throat feel better.

I'm thankful for animals. That my children have a chance to learn how to raise and take care of animals and that we also can eat them, like turkey!!

I'm thankful for my van, that when I turn the key, it starts (much credit to a husband who keeps things running). that I have enough $ for gas and that I can drive anywhere I want without having to show my visa or passport (which I don't have anyway).

And I'm most thankful for my Savior, who despite all my faults and selfishness still loved me enough to care my pain and sins and to take them on himself. I'm thankful that through His Atonement, I don't have to have hatred toward those who have wronged me because He has also paid for their sins and pains also. I don't have to hold terrible feelings toward the man who ran over my brother because the Savior has so graciously provided a place for me to go, a guilt free zone, where I can put my heart's arms around this man and say, "It's OK, I forgive you. I love you. I have no bad feelings towards you." Because my Savior has provided a way for me to feel that way.

I hope that all of you have a great holiday and remember those things that you are most thankful for.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

My email is terrible...

Ok, I have been having a lot of problems with my email. I can't respond or send any emails from it so that's why I have replied or sent any emails. I had Dr. yesterday after waiting like 3 hours. A little girl in the office threw up twice. I felt bad for her mom but the gma was there to take care of her. Of course, she threw up right when it was her mom's turn to see the dr. I know I sure wouldn't give up my spot if I was getting to see the dr. My kid would have to be dying. The nurse that saw me wasn't too happy that the mom stayed for her appointment. I knew exactly how the mom felt. I always think when I have to sit there for 3 hours that I'm not going to do that again and then I talk to the dr. and he's so nice and kind and makes up for all the rudeness of his staff, that I don't want to leave. But I think that I will after this baby. Again the baby is having an indentity crisis. Dr. looked really hard and just wouldn't quite commit to a boy 100%. So I don't know. the other thing is that baby is measuring between 2-3 weeks bigger than it should be, possible gestation diabetes. But my regualr problems with preg are great. He will probably take the stitch out and baby won't come until 4 weeks later and be 11 pounds. Actually, he told me he wouldn't let me go that long. Thank goodness for that. I'm getting to experience all the other things that I've never experience with preg. Other than that, everyone is fine. The trial was really sad and hard. Kyle William sobbed pretty much the whole time and when he asked if he could address the court, he couldn't speak. There is some info from the Seattle media if you want to see it.
Talk to you later. I'm working on changing my email. It should take about 50 years since I have so many emails to transfer over. So check our junk box for an email from me with a new address.