Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Hugs from Heaven


WOW! What a difference a little better perspective can make! Yesterday was kind of a nothing day. Saturday was SUCH a LONG and stressful day (more about that later) and Sunday was great like always but full, so yesterday I felt no motivation to do ANYTHING at all. The bigs went back to school so it was just the littles and I with NO motivation to get anything done. I had to return a pair of Jeans to Gymboree because I had gotten the wrong size and didn't realize it until I put them on Gabe and they were too tight. Since I didn't have anything planned for dinner I called Mark and suggested we meet at the mall to eat. He was SUPER tired but willingly obliged, we had a yummy dinner, I took back the jeans and we let the kids play in the dino-land for awhile and came home. I stayed up WAY too late but had the chance to read my cousin AD's blog and felt totally inspired. Her story was simple but it totally touched me because MY kids are like those sweet little kids right NOW, they are small NOW and I am throwing days away because of silly excuses of being too tired. I KNOW how fast kids grow up. I've seen how fast my Sister and Brother's children have become teenagers and adults, one of them with nearly two children of her own (Courtney's baby girl is due in March), and I swear every time I blink mine get bigger - so WHY do I let a day like yesterday totally go to waste?!! So last night (actually this morning as it was 3am) I vowed to make today count, I knew I would be tired but I am determined not to ACT tired, it is my fault I stayed up so late, not theirs! We had pancakes (the boxed kind that you microwave---I DIDN'T SAY I vowed to be SUPERWOMAN!) and fruit for breakfast and then we went into the FHE room and had a lesson on Jesus and becoming Fishers of Men. Gabe said he wanted to say the prayer and it was so cute because he totally doesn't repeat after you, just says what you just said in his own way...Mom: "Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the boys, help us to have a good day today, Help us to enjoy our lesson, Help us to think of thee all day"...etc. Gabe: "Dear Jesus, tank you day, tank you Mommy, tank you Mah (Sam backwards without the "s"), tank you Zosh, Jesus Tyst, Men" Anyway, the boys loved it, they missed their bus - we watched it drive right by out the FHE room window, but it was worth it and I don't feel tired AT ALL, I'm sure it will hit later, but I feel great. SO THEN to top it off, my visiting teachers came by today and the lesson was WONDERFUL, she talked about Elder Eyring's (I think) lesson about writing down when we feel that we've received extra help from above. She called them "Hugs from Heaven" and included a little notebook for me to write them down and a bag of Hershey's Hugs. SO SWEET! My Heavenly Father LOVES ME! Little old ME, I am just one little person on this full to capacity Earth yet he makes sure that I feel of his love and devotion at times when I need it the most. I am SO blessed, he has sent me an incredible and loving husband, 4 beautiful and inspiring boys, a wonderful family and still he never leaves me alone, he's still always up there sending me hugs right when I need them and I couldn't be more thankful for that!

8 comments:

Camille... said...

YOU are SO amazing and so inspiring and I just love you so much and love the blog inventor for bringing us together :)

Your new site is just lovely and I just love reading about what you're doing. You're so great!!! I can't wait to see you.

Shar said...

Hey Sis! You are amazing. that is precisely why you are raising my baby! Kiss the boys/4 for me and thanks again for fixing my lap top, You're the best!!!!

Shar said...

Hey Sis! You are amazing. that is precisely why you are raising my baby! Kiss the boys/4 for me and thanks again for fixing my lap top, You're the best!!!!

Carla said...

Hi Melanie, of course I remember you! It's been fun to find my cousins' blog pages and see how their lives are going! I feel bad I never get down that way much to see family. It seems I always have a million things to keep me busy and hardly ever venture out of Box Elder county. UGH! You have a darling family. It'll be fun to keep up with each other on the blogosphere!
Carla

SM said...

Carla called you Melanie so that must be your name! Haha! Ok, so who are your mom and dad? I will know who you are by that!

This blogging thing has been so cool for me because I have been able to make and keep contact with so many friends and family that I wasn't before. It's really exciting.

Thank you so much for your compliments, they were so nice. You and your family are gorgeous yourselves! Four boys must be a handful!!

DIANE said...

Total tears for me. Makes me realize how quickly the days went by for my own family and now for my sweet grandchildren. I love to watch their little actions. They just love life so much. Glad you took a minute to get refocused and that your help came from within the family. Those little insights are really such great tender mercies from above and we can never take them for granted. Such an inspiring update today from you. Thanks for sharing it.

AD said...

It seems like just yesterday that my kids were your kids' ages...I remember well the physical exhaustion of those days...and I remember staying up late for some "me" time and then paying for it the next morning when all those little people needed me!! my kids are now at an age where they leave me emotionally exhausted (at least my older kids) and I would go back to where you are right now ANY DAY!! So happy you caught a vision of how quickly it all passes...your boys are adorable and so are you!!

Lisa said...

What a great little mama you are! I'm suddenly feeling guilty that It's 2 am, I'm on the computer, and I was going to sleep in and skip scriptures in the morning. hehe BTW, we call our boys "the big boys" and "the babies." Poor Jack and Logan will be 18 and 16 and still be "the babies." But when you referred to yours as "the bigs" and "the littles" it made me giggle. Just so you know....I'm stealing that one from ya. :)