Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Where has time gone?!

Oh my goodness. I completely forgot that I even had this blog! I was reminded when I wanted to read my nephew and my sis-in-laws blogs and I had to sign in to my OWN blog. I honestly don't even remember what I wrote about last post but I know that it was a long time ago. Anyway, since my sister-in-law and her sweet family moved over seas and will be gone for two years, or more, I thought it would be fun to start it up again so we can keep in contact this way too. It is amazing how much technology has grown over the years. Thank goodness for that because even with them being over seas, we are still able to text and FaceTime anytime we want, as long as they are awake at the same time we are. 
So here I am, writing on this blog again. We went from just being two newly married people to a family of 4 in a matter of 4 years. Landon and I have two very handsome boys, if I do say so myself. Our oldest will be 3 at the end of August and our youngest will be 7 months in just a few days. I look at them every day and am still blown away that they are my children. I am a mother of two boys! When did that happen?! I am so extremely blessed to have them in my life too. Seriously, the Lord has blessed me so much. I have a husband who cares about us so much and works hard every day to provide for us. We have a roof over our head and food to eat. We have our education, and our children will be blessed to have theirs as well. We live in a free country. I know that our country is going through a lot of scary things right now with our government, but we still have more freedom than some other countries do. I don't know how much longer we will, with the way things are happening, but we do now and we should be so thankful for that. I am able to practice my freedom of religion and be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am able to go and do temple ordinances at my free will and feel enriched with the Holy Ghost. That is a blessing, if not a miracle, that we get to do that, that I get to do that.
As our oldest gets older, we are starting to help him learn about all these things too. Yes, he is only 2, but he knows what the flag of our country looks like and gets so excited every single time he sees one. He knows how to pray to his Heavenly Father and thank him for his family, for his food, and most importantly, our Savior Jesus Christ. He knows Jesus and will point him out in every photo that he sees with HIM in it. The other day he was running a high fever all day and so my husband gave him a blessing. I told our son what daddy was going to do and he sat so still, with his arms reverently folded, and after the blessing told his daddy "thank you." He may only be 2, but I think he subconsciously know that his Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ are so close to him and blessing him. He tells me numerous times that Jesus will protect him from monsters and that He loves him. Monsters are a big thing right now in his world. No matter how many times I tell him they aren't real he still believes there is a monster in the workout room. Our son has such a sweet, sincere heart that I don't recognize enough on a daily basis. 
Let me tell you, it is hard being a mother, for me at least. How do I balance my time between a very needy 2 year old, an also very needy 6 month old, myself, cleaning the house, doing laundry, making food for everyone.. It just sometimes seems completely impossible. How do other mothers do it? My mother always tells me to take one day at a time. And I do, but even then it seems near impossible. But when I take the time to get on my knees, and ask our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for help because I can't do it all, I seem to get a little boost. He knows us in our time of need. He is there for us and will help us. 
I know this seems like a bunch of babble because, well it is. I have just been feeling that lately and I wanted to get it out. I want people to know that I truly am thankful for the life that I am living, with all the hardships and everything. I know that my Savior loves me and my family and is watching over us and guiding us. I know He lives and loves us. We are currently in the process of finding a job. My husband graduated with his Bachelors in Marketing from UVU at the end of April. It was such a proud moment for me to see him walk across that stage and know that we did it, together. We will find the right job, soon, and it will be the right fit for our family. Anyway, enough of my rambling. I will try my hardest to write more frequently and be a part of this blogging world. Tata for now!

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