Thursday, July 30, 2009

Come What May the number of posts lately, you would think I'd be going through something difficult or something!

A good friend warned me yesterday that it would probably hit me very hard today. She, unfortunately, was right. This evening has been so difficult. It hurts greater than I thought possible. I am not angry, bitter, or unforgiving, just hurt and sorrowful.

Yet, once again, I was taken care of. I remembered watching a Mormon Messages video by Elder Worthlin some time ago. The kids and I watched it again tonight. It was "Come What May and Love It." It was exactly what we needed. All four of us (well, at least three....LD is still too little to even recognize what is happening) felt the Spirit and such peace and comfort.

I just want to do people ever go through a divorce that they absolutely do not want without the gospel????? As for me and my family, we will come what may and love it.


I know there are many said and unsaid questions regarding how I am doing. I just want y'all to know that I am okay. Yesterday was okay. My DH's colors really came through in a good way as he voluntarily will be taking care of us financially. I was really impressed with him. If this divorce has to happen, it is being done in the best way possible. No fighting. No accusations. I hope that if it has to continue to finality, it continues this way.

I have been so blessed with peace. I feel one of the unknowns is now better known and I feel a weight is lifted. Really, I am so lucky. I miss DH a lot, but I have three wonderful kids, the gospel of Jesus Christ, a wonderful home, great friends, etc.. Once again, I know we will be okay. It is more than evident every day and I am so grateful.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ironies of Rain

Most of you were asleep when I posted last night and might still be asleep as I post again...crazy. Two posts in less than eight hours. is raining. There are so many ironies of that:
  1. It was pouring rain, similar to today, on our wedding day 12 years ago.
  2. Rain symbolizes sorrow and tears and if there was ever a day to feel sorrow, it is today.
  3. Rain also symbolizes becoming clean and a new birth, a fresh start. That could be today also.

So, isn't it ironic? It is raining.

Peace, Be Still

Again, it has been a tough day...I guess it is actually already tomorrow and that means it is THE day. Again, one foot in front of the other.

But, there is a quote that I love by Harold B. Lee and it states, "Just as a flood-lighted temple is more beautiful in a severe storm or in a heavy fog, so the gospel of Jesus Christ is more glorious in times of inward storm and of personal sorrow and tormenting conflict."

So true. And tonight I got to be at the temple with one of my best friends (one of my angels here on earth). I cried (a lot). But, I also felt peace (a lot). I remember feeling such flashes of inspiration while in the temple, but I don't remember them all. What I do have is an overwhelming feeling of peace. I am also fasting for extra strength to go through tomorrow. Again, another measure of peace.

All this just reminds me of the Savior on the boat with the severe storms (Mark 4:38-40): "and (the disciples) awake him , and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith?" If there was ever a storm in my life, it is today. can I be fearful? I must have faith. I already see His hand and hear his voice, "Peace, be still."

I will be okay. :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mercies in the Midst of the Storm

This week has been hard. Of course. Tomorrow is DH's and I's divorce mediation. In speaking with my attorney yesterday, she said it could be final in a matter of two weeks. WOW! I had no idea it could be so soon. It just brings up all the losses and emotion. Of course, I still love DH. Of course, I wish he would come back. Of course, I miss him like crazy. Definitely difficult days. the midst of it all I saw two tender mercies yesterday from the Lord that give me a little more strength to put one foot in front of the other as I walk from the knowns of life into the unknowns: 1) A very part-time employment opportunity that could help a little with the finances, and 2) DH finally explained to me the "why" of what he is doing. It makes more sense knowing why and understanding was something I had been praying for.

Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers. Keep it up....I know I need them more than ever this week.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


It has been a crazy and busy almost two weeks. We didn't get to see all the people we wanted to see. We didn't get to go all the places we wanted to go. We did, however, see many of our dear family members, including my Grandma who turns 94 next week. It was a crazy time. Lots of driving. But, now we are home. The hard part was that I have done this insane driving across the country thing many, many times and I have always been sooooooooooo excited to come home. I have always been so excited to see my DH and be together with him again. Yesterday, however, I didn't even want to come home. What was there to come home to? Divorce mediation next week. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck. I miss my DH and I still love him so much. It is still incredibly difficult to wrap my head and heart around the fact that this is actually happening.

Well, it is off to unpack the for us (dripping with sarcasm)! :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


After more than 17 hours of driving yesterday.....we have started our trip and are safely in Denver! It is funny to go to a different part of the country and feel how acclimated you have become.....we Texans were freezing last night! Speaking of "trip," LD didn't want for us to stop for breakfast because we were going to have breakfast on our "trip." I guess "trip" is a destination, not the journey! It was crazy to have company up until the second we left, but sooooooooooooooooooooooo worth it. I miss my in-laws already and we will see them tomorrow (this time in Utah....another drive!).

Just a quick update on our summer trip....Have a great week, y'all.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

C's Baptism

Today was C's baptism into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am so proud of him. He is such a special boy with a very special spirit. The baptismal service was so spiritual and so beautiful. C was beaming when he walked into the font. There were so many people there. I hope he saw just how many and felt how much he is loved. It was a hard decision for him with all that has been going on in our lives and he so wanted his dad to baptize him. But, in the end, he decided to be baptised. It was so wonderful. What a great day!
Here he is with MW, who confirmed him (a family friend) and PS, who baptized him (my brother-in-law). Both Grandpas were the witnesses.
This is a picture of many of the people that were there for his baptism, but we had quite a few others that had to leave prior to these pictures. Aren't we so lucky to be so loved? Family, Friends, and Ward Members galore...all there to support C and to support me and my family. How special.
One last thing, the parents are asked to do a short bio on their child being baptised. The Stake President reads it before the baptisms are performed. Here is C's (what a great kid!):
C was born in Portland, Oregon on July 10, 2001. He has an older sister and a younger brother that both love him very much. He is so excited to be baptized. He has been reading his bible regularly since he began reading at four-years-old. His dedication to the scriptures has always amazed and impressed his family. His favorite scripture is Helaman 5:12. He says, "I like it because it talks about having a strong testimony and how if a testimony is so strong nothing can break it down." His favorite primary song is "I'm Trying to be Like Jesus." He loves this song because he wants to be like Jesus so much. This shows in C as he loves helping and serving others. He is frequently the first one to volunteer for an assignment. While he is small in stature, he is a great leader in his school classes. Other children look to him as the leader in his classroom. He excels at school and enjoys participating in PACE (the Gifted and Talented program). He loves to play basketball and is a very gifted point guard (although he is missing a game to be here today!). He also enjoys art and building things with Legos. He is fortunate in that he excels at pretty much everything he tries. C's entire family is so proud of him and the excellent young man he is becoming. We love you, C!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

"Around" and "a round"

K encouraged me to document this funny moment with LD. A little background: when he wants to carry something onto the carpet out of the kitchen he asks, "Can I carry it around and around and around?" He does the same thing if he wants a lot of something, "I want a lot and a lot and a lot."

Anyhow, tonight we sang "I'm Trying to be Like Jesus" before family prayer. C started late (goof ball) and K said, "I know, let's sing it like a round." LD promptly gets up from kneeling and starts walking around me saying, "sing it around and around and around." It was so funny. We were all laughing and he could not understand why...he was just walking "a round" and singing. Isn't that what K had suggested?

Monday, July 6, 2009


Thanks to an awesome brother-in-law who has donated hours and hours of his computer is up! :) Still much to do...but it is at least up and not dead! :)