Our wonderful prophet of more than ten years has passed on. President Gordon B. Hinckley has now been reunited with his wonderful wife in the Spirit world. As I pondered this, I feel sad for us who will miss his teachings and hearing his voice; although, I also feel joy at a wonderful man who lived his life as a great example. I imagine when he entered where we go after we die, he met the Savior who probably said, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Enter into the rest of the Lord." What joy at living a life of service to God. I know that President Hinckley and all the prophets before him are true prophets of God and they speak and do his will. I know that those who will be called to replace the openings will also be called of God. This is Jesus Christ's church and it will continue to go forward. I have great joy and hope in that.
Friday, January 25, 2008
I have to share something funny. Today someone came to do an annual check on our house from the management company. Well, David and Rebecca followed the kind man around everywhere. Rebecca kept calling him "daddy". She would say, "Daddy, look at this", or "Where'd daddy go?" I think he thought it was funny. She hasn't done that to anyone else before, perhaps he looked similar to Clark.
David followed the man around everywhere, and entertained him while he did his job. He told him all about the "baby in mommy's tummy" and how we got to see it, then he told him all about how I was cleaning certain things before the man arrived. David even changed his shirt so the man could see his "Bee School" shirt he has. I love how some people bring these funny things out in my children. They aren't normally friend to strangers (well, David might smile, but Rebecca certainly isn't), some people just look nice I guess. It was a funny experience.
The things I had been cleaning were Rebecca's booster chair for the kitchen... I finally cleaned it out and it was drying in the bath tub. I was pretty excited because I also cleaned our baby tub finally, it takes me a while to get up motivation on some things! So now I will go and rest....
Thursday, January 24, 2008
We went to the doctor yesterday for our first visit. They were unable to hear a heartbeat and so they sent me into the ultrasound room. We were able to see our little one and see its tiny heart beating. Seeing the ultrasound with a real baby on it filled me with excitement and joy. Suddenly it all became real. The best part was that David, Rebecca, and Clark were able to be there too. They are happy to have a little baby in the family.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
We arrived home and jumped right in to all the things we left behind. Clark is involved in a play for our church and will be performing this week. (that is the reason for the beard, which he is excited to get rid of) David said, "Daddy, I can't wait for you to shave your beard off; then I can kiss your cheek." I guess we are all excited! I am teaching preschool this week, the first week back from school vacation. Clark also started his class yesterday. This may be the last semester for his master's degree.
We also have good news of expecting another little baby. David was saying his prayers last night and melted my heart when he prayed for his "little baby, and mommy too since she has a baby in her tummy." What a sweet child. Yesterday was also David's fourth birthday. This has been a busy week for us.