January 27, 2012


You know those days when you've been under so much stress and it finally gives somewhere.  That is how my day has been today.  I feel like I just want to let my tears go and wash all of the remainder of my stress away.  But for some reason I continue to hold onto some of it.  I read a friends blog and it brought the tears quickly.  I guess it's because I know I'm not going through this life alone.  Her problems are much different than mine.  Her children are small and she is the wife of a husband that serves in his community at all hours.  But yet when I read her words I feel a connection.

My girls are doing well.  Maddi will be released from the hospital today and I will have her and the baby for a couple of weeks.  A different kind of stress is relieved and a new type begins.  I was so worried about her.  They took a fragment of disc out of her back that was the size of a quarter.  It had been pushing on her nerves to where she couldn't feel her leg or foot.  Hopefully the damage will heal quickly.  Now I hope I can give her the care that she so needs.  I want to be the best mom that I can.  They baby will be here and I hope that I can remember everything that I need to so that she enjoys her grandma.  It's been so long. 

My youngest son is getting married soon and we are working on an open house here for that.  I want it to be what he desires it to be.  He is marrying such as sweet, young woman.  We love her already. 

Work fits somewhere in between all of this.  No wonder I am gray and I do tend to stress eat.  But I am grateful to know there are others out there living life everyday in their own quiet way.  Going around doing good and helping others, whether it is just by sharing a thought or a smile.  I am grateful and blessed this day because someone shared her life!!


kristanne said...

I love the forget me not picture. It reminds me of Elder Uchdorf's talk at Women's conference. I read it to my family again just the other day for scripture study. Life does throw us some loops. You are a wonderful Mother. I am glad Maddi made it through her surgery okay. I have always had a special spot for her. I am sure you will be a great care giver. You always have been. And grey hairs are wonderful. I have quite a few and am debating whether I should proud I have earned them and show them off, or color them over because I am vain!!! ;>

Thank you so much for your continued support. It means a lot to me. You are such an example to me and I appreciate your friendship, even if it is from a distance now. We are lucky to have to technology to help us keep in contact and be a support for each other even from such distances. We are blessed.

Angela said...

Congrats on the upcoming wedding, the scholarship offers and the chance to be a young mom again as a grandmother. I look back now and wonder where I got the energy when I hold anyones baby.

Ivey League Mama said...

You, friend, are always in my prayers. Your sweet spirit lifts me up more than you know.

Ivey League Mama said...

You, friend, are always in my prayers. Your sweet spirit lifts me up more than you know.