Thursday, January 31, 2008

January Jibber Jabber

January jibber jaber.
SNOW-which I have enjoyed, but now it just makes me "cave out" in my house. Freezing. No likey. Memo to me- build dream home in Arizona!
DEATH- The passing of President Hinkley is a loss to us, but I have never been able to not smile when I think of him. His gift to me was the most wonderful gift of himselfI Always with a smile and a quip and yet rock hard in testimony, he demonstrated just what "manner of men [and women] we ought to be. I can only imagine the reunion he had with his great wife. WEll deserved. And well done.
Also, my friend's friend was killed by her husband. It makes you love and pray for people you have never met but for whom you mourn and also from whom you draw inspiration.
We commemorated the death of Brent's brother, Jeff on the 19th, and his dad's a little too. It makes you realize that you can never underestimate or really understand the power of a good life. That life continues to grow and inspire us to new and higher thoughts and desires. I look forward to meeting both of them and having a really good conversation with my father in law. What would life be without the ressurection?
BRENT- Having been gone for a week on business this month, I missed him immensely. The old adage, you don't know what you've got, until it's gone," holds very true for me. I get so caught up in maintainly a house, (indeed, I AM cubered about with too many things) that I fail to see, recognize and appreciate this magnificent man who walks through life with me. I marvel at his kindness, and his selflessness, and his ability to consistently make good choices that bless us all. KUdos to you Brent.
DRAB- Maybe this winter does have some value in that it makes me slow down and ponder things a little bit more. Put a little more thought into what I do instead of staying on auto-pilot. I woke up two weeks ago to realize that Kenz is rapidly growing up and will be in the clutches of adolescence shortly. I wonder if I have really spent the time and focused on her and not always the messy room or ratty ponytail.
I close with one final one that I lifted from my friend. It's great, from a simple little Disney short, 'Small One.'

"And when we say goodbye, there'll be in my place; one who needs you, one who loves you, someone with a friendly face."


Heather said...

You are soo cute! i Loved reading this, and i totally am with you on thinking, man these kids are growing up way too fast. and not knowing if you focused too much on clean houses, etc..

You are darling! thanks for this! love you!

~Nikki said...

Ohh - that was sweet. Did you get that from Ryan's blog? It's one of my all time favorite movies. Sofie asks me to sing that song to her every single night :)