Saturday, October 4, 2014

Still no internet

 Because I have gotten in really bad habits of buckling Peyton up before I leave the house or the store he got into some trouble. I had just left a friends house when when I heard Peyton say most calmly Mom... I need some help. I looked in the rear view mirror and saw the seat belt wrapped around his neck. I said not so calmly Peyton what are you doing? I asked Tate to help him get out of that mess. Tate tried for a minute and then said Mom its not working. I had to stop the car walked around to the other side of the car and tried and tried but it was no use he was stuck, so with the knife Tex put in the glove box I cut the belt. Peyton is the sweetest little boy but he does have a knack for finding trouble. :) (September 9th 2014)

 September 11 2014- Tate started Basketball and he loves it!! He goes two days a week to practice and will have his first game October 7th. The day after his first day of practice he said Mom my arm hurts through my skin into my bones.

 September 16 2014- When we get in the pick up line to get Tate from school we wait 15 min some times so I get her out of her car seat and hold in the front seat. She loves to look at herself in the mirror.
 She is also teething, two teeth on bottom and one on top. She is getting so big so fast!
 The end of September I finished my deco mesh Halloween wreath and made slime monsters with the boys, I love crafts and creating things.

 September 28 2014- This was Tex's weekend off, I love it when he is not on call he can take off the pager and just be with us. Saturday was the women's conference, I worked hard to make sure that the house was clean and Tex slept and hung out with the boys, they all went swimming while me and Paisley went and got some groceries. Then I went to the women's conference that was broad cast at the church. I had an amazing experience that evening while listening to the end of  President Dieter F Uchtdorf talk to the women. I was a little distracted by the sweet crying baby that was sitting next to me but I turned my attention back to Uchtdorf  right when he said these things.

My dear sisters in the gospel, whether you are 8 or 108, there is one thing that I hope you truly understand and know:
You are loved.
You are dear to your heavenly parents.
The infinite and eternal Creator of light and life knows you! He is mindful of you.
Yes, God loves you this very day and always.
He is not waiting to love you until you have overcome your weaknesses and bad habits. He loves you today with a full understanding of your struggles. He is aware that you reach up to Him in heartfelt and hopeful prayer. He knows of the times you have held onto the fading light and believed—even in the midst of growing darkness. He knows of your sufferings. He knows of your remorse for the times you have fallen short or failed. And still He loves you.
And God knows of your successes; though they may seem small to you, He acknowledges and cherishes each one of them. He loves you for extending yourself to others. He loves you for reaching out and helping others bear their heavy burdens—even when you are struggling with your own.
He knows everything about you. He sees you clearly—He knows you as you really are. And He loves you—today and always!
Do you suppose it matters to our Heavenly Father whether your makeup, clothes, hair, and nails are perfect? Do you think your value to Him changes based on how many followers you have on Instagram or Pinterest? Do you think He wants you to worry or get depressed if some un-friend or un-follow you on Facebook or Twitter? Do you think outward attractiveness, your dress size, or popularity make the slightest difference in your worth to the One who created the universe?
He loves you not only for who you are this very day but also for the person of glory and light you have the potential and the desire to become.
More than you could ever imagine, He wants you to achieve your destiny—to return to your heavenly home in honor.
I testify that the way to accomplish this is to place selfish desires and unworthy ambitions on the altar of sacrifice and service. Sisters, trust in the saving power of Jesus Christ; keep His laws and commandments. In other words—live the gospel joyful.
It is my prayer that you will experience a renewed and an expanded measure of the beautiful love of God in your lives; that you will find the faith, determination, and commitment to learn God’s commandments, treasure them in your hearts, and live the gospel joyful.
I promise that as you do so, you will discover your best self—your real self. You will discover what it truly means to be a daughter of the everlasting God, the Lord of all righteousness. Of this I testify and leave you my blessing as an Apostle of the Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

When he said you are dear to your Heavenly Parents the tears came and they came quickly, the words he said pierced me to my heart. I felt the love he spoke of. I felt my Heavenly Mothers love for me. Although I am sure many others listening needed to hear those words I felt like Christ was talking to me directly. Feelings I feel in my heart but don't always say out loud he addressed and answered. My testimony grew so much Saturday night. How could the church not be true? There is a God in Heaven and he does love me and his son my elder Brother Jesus Christ died so I could be forgiven and live with my heavenly family again. Saturday the 27th of September 2014 is burned in my heart and mind. I am thankful to know that this is the true church and for President Uchtdorf and his being intune with the spirit so as to know what to say to the women of the church. I love and am thankful for my parents and there dedication to the gospel and for teaching it to me. I love and am so unbelievably grateful for my family, I would not be or could not become me with out my husband and kids.
 The weekend continued to be perfect. Sunday after church we took naps and then took a walk around the Silver Palms neighborhood. We had crackers in the stroller so when we saw all these ducks we stopped and fed the ducks. Peyton got bit by one of the ducks and was a little nervous after that but we talked whiled we walked and when we got home and were making dinner Tate picked out the movie the Testaments. We sat as a family and watched while we waited for dinner. The spirit was strong in our home and in my heart. Paisley was very interested in the ducks, I let her down to crawl around with them but they were not very interested in her and all waddled  away very quickly. O how I wish every day was filled with this kind of love and spirit.

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