Thursday, October 19, 2006

Just for Smee

This one is for you because you encouraged me to share.
My little brother is getting married in December and my mom and my sisters wanted to carry on the tradition that my Dad started with my mom. He counted down to there wedding with a new gift everyday.It is such a sweet and special memory for my mom that she thought we should do the same thing for this new woman coming into our family. So for the first day we are going to take her to lunch and give her this poem I wrote explaining our thoughts.
So here it is. I have no title but I guess that doesn't realy matter.

A long time ago a man was in love
with a woman who one day would give him a son

So in love was this man that he asked her to be
his one true love for all eternity

And when she said yes he decided that day
to be the best of all men in every possible way

to love and to cherish the girl he was given
to prove himself worthy an angel from heaven

With the day fast approaching to seal them together
he wanted to do something she would remember forever.

Ten gifts did he give, one for each passing day
leading up to the wedding when a sealer would say

This woman is yours take of her the best care
be selfless and gentle, of your love do not share

guide each other through life bring joy every day
and when sorrow does come, together chase it away

Love the gospel and always together you pray
and you two will never be alone in the frey

With these words the man knew happy could he be
with this woman now his for all eternity

From that moment on the woman she too
knew there was nothing for this man that she couldn't do

And of that son that I mentioned before
he grew up and he to fell in love with a girl

So now comes that day that wed he will be
to his one true love, for all eternity

And as happy as all of his family is
We all miss the man who started all this

The one who had, the courage to ask
his one true love to to be up to the task

Of not only a wedding but a life lived together
that no one could know would be lived for forever.

For that man had to go to heaven too soon
And leave a little boy to be raised, the lone son in the room

So this boys sisters and mother carry on the tradition
to welcome you Lauren, our families newest addition

The count down begins, you have ten days to go
till you'll get your own advise for your road

So a gift you will get for each passing day
to remind you, no longer are you alone in the frey

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Faith of a child

There is nothing like being a mother to bring you closer to your Father in Heaven. Every day I am given the chance to peer into Heaven, Boy it looks great. I have a little boy who in his own right is not very little. The very day he came to this world I knew he had been waiting a very long time to get here. He radiated peace and love from even his 10 minute old body. A truly "old soul". Watching him grow has been one huge lesson at a time. First with his old soul came an incredible will to do as he pleased. He did not like being a baby and mastered his body very quickly holding his head up at three weeks was the beginning. He walked at nine months and found his independence which to this day he craves. As I look forward to him turning three he is reminding me of who he is more and more.
Just the other day we had our F.H.E. lesson on faith and had this conversation...
Mom: "Who do you pray to?"
Child: "Heavenly Father and Jesus."
Mom: "Have you ever met Heavenly Father or Jesus?"
Child: "No"
Mom: "How do you know they are really there when you talk to them?"
Child: "because I just do."

As the deeper meaning of his response to that question sunk into me, I wanted to end our lesson right there, I had certainly learned a thing or two about my own faith. But for the sake of the lesson I took a breath, trying to record his sweet answer in my mind, and I plowed on. I continued to tell him that, that meant he had faith, that just because he hadn't seen them did not make them any less real. It seemed as though he didn't really care what faith was, he just knew his Heavenly Father was there for him and that was all he needed to know.

How nice it would be to truly have the faith of a little child. To go through life not caring that you have faith just caring that you know the things you know. Never questioning what you know, just knowing!
I am such a huge fan of my children, I am so lucky to be given there little souls to mold and even more lucky to know that I do not have to do it alone. To know that even though they don't remember all of the lessons they learned before they came to earth the spirit they feel when I teach them true doctrine will let them know what I am telling them is true. When I got sealed to my Hubby we were told marriage is a three legged stool. With you, your husband, and your Father in Heaven holding it up. I have transferred that wisdom into how I raise my kids and I hope the Lord will never leave our presence as I bring these souls up to be the people they were meant to be.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

What does that say???


Okay mabye it is fun to have everyone know what your favorite things are, or mabye even you want the whole world to know your name. But realy DRNK2MCH Hello ticket, you know that guy is pulled over every night he is out a little bit late. I personally think that there should be a ristriction on what you can say, for example
26E4U translates to to sexy for you?... Who got that?, and if you did get it how long did it take? AFAV8R = Aviator, which brings us to what you do for a living.
I have a relivtive who drives around with BACKDOC he is a chiroprator, 24CRT on a jewlers car, but the winner in this catigory goes to 2PCME = to pee see me, a urologist.
Of course thereare people outhere who like to show God how much they care, 1WTHGOD, or BIBLRDR, even JCLVSU2. Do you realy think that will get you into heaven? HMMM....

I do get realy annoyed when I read these plates because they are either so unexplanable or, just plain dumb. However this post came about because I stand corrected for the time being. I saw the cuteset vanity plate ever the other day.

I was driving on the freeway during rush hour so not so much driving as cruising. When I noticed the car in front of me had jumbled letters for a plate RICNBNS. I did not get it, Mabye that is why I am bitter about these plates, I never get it. However I was behind them for quite some time so I finally got Rice and beans. Of course I was thinking.. " that is so stupid, why do people do the things they do, what is that supposed to mean" However when I pulled up beside this car to glare at the driver who had annoyed me I looked and saw a happy couple, him Spanish her Chineese. Rice and beans then became very cute!!