Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Faith and Family

McKay says your typical Momma and Dada, but as of yesterday he also says ball. Its adorable and I think we had him say it about 50 times in 5 minutes time. We were a little too excited I guess you could say.

I had surgery again on my foot. Stupid cyst just HAD to grow back. But to make sure it doesn't grow back again they did a bone graft with bone from my heal. I'm glad I won't have to go through this again. It was definitely hard the 2ND time around since I have this cute little boy to take care of. Luckily, I have been so blessed and have received so much help with him. Of course my sister in-law, Becky continued to watch him during the day and at night, my sweet husband Steve would come home from working all day and clean up, cook food, bath McKay, put him to bed and finally study. I've received so many wonderful meals and treats. I'm so thankful for everyone. I was able to take a 6 week leave from work, and I am grateful they allowed that since I haven't worked there a year.

This past weekend Steve and I, and a few powers out of our control, decided that right now, my place should be in the home. Taking care of my sweet boy, my husband and my home feels like the right decision right now. I'm excited to be able to be with McKay on a daily basis and help him learn and grow.

Saturday and Sunday morning I was really struggling, trying to figure out what would be best for our family, and I came across this talk by Elder Henry B. Eyring, and it was on the Family Proclamation. In the proclamation it states “mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children.” I find that to be 100% true, but found myself questioning, "but how? How in these times, is it possible to make this happen? How do you survive now a days without two incomes?" Elder Eyring goes on to say something that helps me with an answer. He says, "Even the most frugal spending habits and the most careful planning for employment may not be enough to ensure success, but those things could be enough to allow us the peace that comes from knowing we did the best we could to provide and to nurture. Have you noticed husbands and wives who feel pinched for lack of money choose for a solution ways to make their family income keep rising but soon find that the pinch is there whatever the income? " By the end of church on Sunday, I had my answer of where I was supposed to be and this scripture rang true

“I, the Lord, have spoken it, and the Spirit beareth record. Amen” (D&C 59:23–24).

"Because our Father loves his children, he will not leave us to guess about what matters most in this life concerning where our attention could bring happiness or our indifference could bring sadness."
McKay was supposed to come to our family. There is a reason he is here on earth right now. My job, should be home with him and if we do everything the Lord requires of us, and live righteously and within our means, Heavenly Father will bless us and help us make this work. I have faith in his plan and I'm excited to start kinda of a new adventure. I'm going to focus on my family, but do a lot more service for others as well.. oh and attend the temple. Oh how I miss that!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Grandma My

Isn't my Mom just the most beautiful lady you have ever seen. Inside and out! Yesterday was my mom’s birthday… here’s wishing her a beautiful, delightful day and year. … My mom is a huge and influential force in my life- I am thankful for her tremendous example of strength, service, commitment and love. I appreciate so much all she does for my family. I don't know how I can express how eternally greatful I am for my Mom. I love you mom! You are the greatest mother and grandmother and will always be. Have a wonderful day!


I am in love with this boy!

I can't believe he will be 1 in about a month and a half.
Time has really flown by. I'm loving it!