I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking the kids to scout camp. I want there to be a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.
~Marjorie Pay Hinckley~
Monday, March 16, 2009
Yesterday was our Stake Conference, and Bruce has a new calling. They just sustained him as a member of the High Council. I know he is going to do such a great job. He is an amazing man with an amazing testimony. He has been serving as our ward's gospel doctrine teacher for the past year and a half, and does such an awesome job. I know he worries about being away from the kids and I, but I feel like we will be OK. About a week before he received his call, I had a feeling that he was going to be in that position in the near future, and that I needed to prepare myself for that. I am grateful for the Holy Ghost and the prompting we can receive if we are in tune. I am also grateful to have such good kids. Last night Bruce said that he won't be here on Sunday morning to help get the kids ready anymore, and I told him I wasn't too worried, because other than Brennen, my kids are good to get themselves ready for church. I just have to get Aubree's hair done, but Bruce won't have anything to do with that! I really feel like our family will be blessed through this calling.
This blog is dedicated to celebrating all those ordinary moments that make life so wonderful. I am a mom of 5 beautiful children with one amazing husband. We don't do anything grand, but we love life and each other, and I guess that's all we really need!