I can't tell you how much this talk has buoyed me up this week. Does anybody else get kind of "down in the dumps" after Christmas? Moms all over the country work so hard during the holiday time and it sometimes feels like all that work and you didn't feel really great after all the hoopla was over. Maybe, like me, you have unrealistic expectations? I know I get that way. I want everybody to just be ecstatic over all my work, gifting, dinners, and sing my praises or something. You know, it's like when you are trying to keep the house just immaculate, but those toilets don't scream "thank you!" for shining them up over and over, now do they? Nope.
|All my work is done at this point. I was taking a moment to feel my accomplishments.....before the chaos began.....|
|Cinnamon Rolls doctored up a bit from Rhodes Rolls....|
|Morning brunch on Christmas Day.....I have made date nut bread, cinnamon rolls, hashbrown sausage casserole and corn pudding. Check them all out HERE at Weekday Chef my other blog.|
And I had out of town company in the form of my little 11 month old darling granddaughter and my son and his wife. And it was so fun to have them around. They are delightful, funny, great company and entertaining to us. But when they left I was kind of sad, you know how that is if you have kids who live around the country. I hate that part where they go and live their own lives! It shouldn't be allowed I tell ya. :D
|My cute grandkiddos and my son Dev and his cute wife Caitlin.|
|Lena after eating spaghetti and enjoying it as you can see.....lol|
|The 6 grandkiddos all smiling at once!|
So my hubs found this talk for me and I have listened to it multiple times. My hubs is like that. He cares for me so well. And I just love Brad Wilcox. He is a teacher educator at BYU and I'm a teacher. I've gone to hear him speak on education and gospel topics (he was a mission president in Brazil and I got to hear him speak before he left) and he gives such a great message to all who are seekers and believers like I am. Maybe it will lift you up this New Year's eve like it does me. There is so much hope and good in this world. I think if we actively look for it, and keep trying to improve in all the ways we are weak, then we will be made stronger, and we will feel more confident in our own progress on this earth. And when I feel confident and good about myself, I am happier. And when I am happy I can be of greater service to others.
|Our goal is to find the JOY in this life, even when we struggle too. Life is still good!|
|My newest grandbaby Chelsea and my hubs....I love these guys so much....|
|My granddaughter drew this picture and gave it to me. I loved it so much I may have to frame it....|