Monday, April 7, 2008
A great weekend at home
I just returned from the BEST weekend at home. It was so nice to be there and basically do nothing but hang out with my family and watch Conference. I realized as we loaded the car to come back that I hadn't been out of the house in two days and I hadn't even noticed! Talk about being a bum! Our whole family was there, except for two very important people (Kristen and Steve, we missed you!). It is always amazes me that even with the vast number of people in my family, it is still so obvious when even one person isn't there. You'd think with a total of 21 people in the house that one or two missing wouldn't really matter. But it does! That is what I love about my family. None of us are perfect, but there is such a feeling of love and acceptance and trust. We have so much fun when we get together. I'm so grateful to my parents for always giving us such great examples of love and respect for each other. It has paid off tremendously! I just love the feeling in my parent's home. It truly feels like home, and it helps me to recognize when I am doing the things I need to do to make my own home feel the same way. I also LOVED Conference. Conference is always good, but sometimes I think I am more prepared for it than other times. This time I felt like every word that was spoken was just for me. Jason and I had some conversations on our drive to Burley about different things, and several of the things we talked about were mentioned specifically in the talks. We kept turning to each other and saying, "There's your answer!" It was really cool. I especially loved the talk about mothers and I can't wait to print it out and review every word. I love being a mother and I am so grateful for the gospel in my life. I really don't know where I would be without it. I feel so renewed and ready to take on this week, fussy kids and ear infections and all!