Tuesday, September 21, 2010

imitaion a sincere for of flattery

I wish I had a picture that showed my kid in action!  Especially from the other day!

Well I was curled up in an afghan reading a book on the couch the other day.
When in walks my 18 month old boy. He smiled really big around his pacifier
and looked at me.  I looked at him and smiled over my book.  Then I watched
him climb up on the opposite couch, pull another afghan with all his might to
cover him.  He got just a corner of it up on the couch to go over his lap.  Then
he picked up a big book and holding it upside down lay back against the
cushions  to "read" just like me.

Wow did I ever get the hugest  bolt of LOVE shoot me right then!

He wants to be like me!

Friday, September 10, 2010


You've seen those magazines that talk about following
your dreams or bliss into a fabulous Career.
What is my bliss?
I of course want to have that!
What then should be my career? 
I think I pondered that allot as a young adult, in my early 20s.

 Following your bliss sounds sorta lame like this kind of "Pied Piper"
sorta came along and swept you off and you followed.  
Well I think that is where I was wrong!  I'm not gonna ever have a magic tune or 
potion that makes all my work bliss. 
I finally figured it out!
Here is the realization part..... I  create my  bliss!!!
In everyday moments as I do the most meaningful work I can.
That work is the full time Career of Mothering.

Of course we all have little things we especially love in life.
My sister told me that fresh new school supplies are really blissful for her .
I also love the possibilities of a new length of beautiful fabric.

So I have been looking to make some of my everyday moments have those same
feeling attached to them.  One I can already tell you is this....

Wrapping my baby in a towel after a bath and smelling his clean hair.
That is BLISS!

I have been also trying to have a prayer in my heart always so I can make 
meaningful connections with my children.  Sure I have been teaching them 
and spending time with them, but I want some moments in there that pack
a more powerful punch.  You know the kinds that help build their sweet
little souls up and give them spiritual growth, that really capture pure love.

“Work at our responsibility as parents as if everything
in life counted on it, because in fact everything in life
does count on it"  ~Elder Oaks Ensign Nov. 2007

Just like other jobs give you on the job training.  So does this one!
I also recently (August) went to Education Week at BYU-Idaho, sorta 
a "business trip" for my fabulous Career in Mothering!
I got all sorts of good ideas and thoughts on how to move forward in 
my field of labor.  
I was so rejuvenated to really put more thought and attention into my
Mothering Career.

I have been trying to catch ideas from my personal study for FHE lessons
and I am having daily scripture verse quoting (repeat after me... "Behold
how good and how pleasant it is for the [family] to dwell together in unity"
Psalms 133:1) and amazingly my kids are starting to memorize verses!

It's been working.  I have noticed moments that as I do what I do I feel
the satisfaction of doing the work I am suppose to do.

"...O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with
all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand  blameless
before God at the last day.
    Remember faith, virture, knowledge, temperance, patience, brotherly
kindness, godliness, charity, humility, dilligence.
    Ask and ye shall recieve; knock, and it shall be opened unto you."
Doctrine and Covenants 4:2. 6-7