today, i'm loving these quotes from Sister Marjorie Hinckley (wife of a prophet)
"Sometimes the pattern of life seems a little monotonous-- and discouraging. It is like climbing a mountain and, after reaching the top, getting knocked back down to the bottom to climb it again; but i guess the fun is in climbing and not in arriving. I hope so!"
"The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead."
"Robert Louis Stevenson said, 'To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming is the only end of life'. The gospel calls to us to stretch ourselves, to embrace our talents to concentrate on our strengths, to be productive, to be creative, to reach our full potential, which few of us ever do. We seem to get discouraged by such trivial things and fail to see the great things we are capable of doing."
my house is upside down.
my two weeks for organizing are over.
my baby is sick.
my older kids are needy.
i don't feel good.
i'm heavy with concern for many in my extended family.
it's time to do laundry again, and i haven't finished putting away the last loads...
the girls room is coming together...
books and toys are all over my basement in piles.
i have baskets of too small clothes in many places.
i didn't finish the dishes last night before i went to bed.
leah (my five year old) said DAMN about ten times yesterday.
well, actually she says "DAN"
in sentences like, "Baby Eve is so DAN cute."
we asked her, "What did you say?"
she repeated. "She's DAN cute."
we asked, "What does that DAN word mean?"
she says, "You say DAN when you REALLY mean something a lot."
(hah! i don't think i could have defined it better myself.)
we asked, "Where did you learn that word?"
she said, "I don't know. I just made it up."
Anna piped in, "Oh! I thought for sure she would say she heard it from MOM!"
what a horrible thought.
i have got to watch my language.