Saturday, January 29, 2011


So, last night Larry and I were out to dinner. The boys all went to the Hillcrest basketball game. When Larry and I got home, laying on our bed were two envelopes. One said Mom with a heart next to my name and the other said, of course, Dad with a heart next to his name. I opened the envelope to find a note from Quinn. Here is what it said,
"Dear Mom,
I just had some extra time in class and was thinking about you and wanted to let you know you are the best Mom I could've ever asked for. And I really mean that when I say it like when I see my friends Mom's they are never really willing enough to help their children and you are. They never really fix me food or even ask if I'm hungry. And I am glad that you ask my friends if they are hungry or whatever and I love that about you. You are just the best ever. I love you so much and I just wanted to let you know that and I am very lucky to have you as my mother. I really, truly couldn't have hand picked a better, more loving Mom. Love You, Quinn"

WOW! What a payday for a mom. I am not posting this because I want to be boastful about how my son feels about me...... it's more that I wanted to share what a wonderful son I have. He is only 12 mind you!!! I mean seriously, how many 12-year olds take the time to think about how much they love their mom much less express it in a letter. I really feel so blessed. Having a good relationship with my children is so important to me and something I work hard at. We have a mutual love and respect for one another. It's little note's like this that make being a mom completely worth it! Thanks Quinn for your sweet note that brought me so much joy and for being a wonderful son. I am the lucky one that Heavenly Father chose to be your mom and for that I am eternally grateful. I love you a million swedish fish...... :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

A few thoughts.....

I don't have a picture to post but I just wanted to express my gratitude for a wonderful life. I feel blessed to have so many good people in my life that make me happy. I have incredible children that bring me so much joy. I have a great husband who loves me and cherishes me. I have the gospel of Jesus Christ that brings the peace that I need to get me through the hard times. I have good health, a warm home, food on my table and am surrounded by so much love. What more could I ask for? Really not much. Life is hard as you all know, but we can do hard things! We really can. Happy New Year to all you wonderful people in my life. Thanks for making me important to you and for being so special to me. With the Lord by our side we can accomplish anything..... I mean anything. Stay close to Him and you will find more peace, joy and happiness than you thought possible!