Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Big Changes

So Saturday, October 16, 2010 was a big day for our family......

I will mess with the pictures later.... they aren't working right.

Devri Hosted Taryn's bridal shower.....

I was in charge of the food but somehow managed to not take a picture of the veggie tray or the gluten free fruit pizza (rice crispy treat crust)

After the bridal shower I jumped to the next thing...

Pete had decided to be baptized. Now our family is united in a common belief and church. I am so happy and feel so blessed in spite of the struggles we are facing. I didn't realize how quickly this day would come that day last year when I decided to go back to church because I needed something bigger than myself to help me get through his illness.

I am amazed at the changes I have seen in Pete. He has softened in so many ways. Things that I had chalked up to just the way he is have become not so harsh. He is more mindful of the boys and of me. He helps me more and there is just something more to our relationship which was already good. I love our relationship and our family.

Brian performed the baptism -Thanks Brian! It seemed fitting that Pete picked Brian since he and Dev have been so supportive and Devri had the guts to challenge Pete to race her through the Book of Mormon. I hoped we would get here, but I am not sure I ever believed it would happen until more recently.

I am looking forward to the next year of growth for our family. I can't wait until Pete and I are able to go through the temple together. It is one of the desires of my heart. I want forever.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Their story is heart-breaking

I have been surfing around blogs, following my friends links and found this blog.

This family lives in the area and some of their friends I know, though I don't know them personally. Their story is making me appreciate just a bit more the time I get with my boys. Time is such a precious gift. Three months ago they lost their 18 month old little girl after she fell into a canal.

To me this story is gut wrenching as she has had to face the worst nightmare of any mom. My heart goes out to her and her husband. I can't even imagine her pain, but I hope I can learn to appreciate my two little boys more and not take for granted the little moments.

Their faith to me is incredible, I share their beliefs but they put them into action. They have the knowledge that they will see their little girl again, but know that doesn't make it easy. Lets just say I have a few things to work on in my own life.

I love my husband and my little boys and am so glad I have been blessed with the time I have and I will try not to take them for granted.