Saturday, February 4, 2012

I'm back! (Finally) didn't take me long to fall behind did it? Where did the enthusiam go? I must admit, I was thinking about blogging for the past couple of days, but I just haven't done it. It's sometimes hard for me to get computer time alone.

Little David is always wanting to be by my side watching what goes on the computer screen. He then thinks he's smart enough to do whatever I'm doing and will continue to touch whatever buttons his little fingers can get ahold of. Needless to say, that's when I say my computer time is up.

So, I've had a few cool things happen to me this week.

David called me from school on Thursday and said, I'm coming home early so you need to get ready because we're going out. It was totally out of the blue! I was excited, but kinda hesitant. By the time we left it was a little after 6pm and was dark outside. He drove us to the Provo Temple and said that we were going to walk around. Poor little David was so tired he had fallen asleep on the short ride over. (It takes us about 5 minutes to get there) We put him in the stroller and walked around. We spent a lot of time by the water as little David loved that area. We even had him touch the Temple. It was a great feeling to be on the Temple grounds. I loved taking our son there. I look forward to going there more often so he will come to love the Temple and it's meaning.

Afterward, David took us to Applebee's. YUM! We hadn't been there in FOREVER! We decided to splurge a little and even got little David something from the kids menu. Too bad he wasn't hungry! We brought his hamburger and fries home so he could have them for lunch the next day. It was an amazing night.

I love my husband and all that he does to make me feel special. I really lucked out in marrying him.

On Friday, I had to deal with a crazy itch rash type thing that was all over my body. It was soo annoying and I felt like scratching my skin off. I finally listened to David and went to go see the Doctor at the BYU Student Health Center. Well, it turns out that it was hives.

I have no idea where it came from because I haven't changed anything in my diet, soap, lotion, perfume, anything! The doctor was quizzing me about all this stuff and I kept saying, no, no, no, no! I guess he didn't believe me because it took looking at my back for him to say, yeah, you have hives and are allergic to something. Uh...gee thanks!?

He gave me the name of some allergy medicine to get at the pharmacy and told me to soak in the bathtub with some Aveeno stuff. If it didn't go away, I'm to come back next week and he's going to give me something else for it.

So, I'm heading to the Pharmacy and I can kinda see that the room is a little full. I see missionaries waiting in line and some sitting down. I'm thinking, oh great. This will take awhile.

Then another awesome thing happened! I saw my brother! Elder Larson! I couldn't believe it! It was AMAZING! I looked at him with a confused face and said: What the heck are you doing here? He looked at me with a smile and pointed to his companion while saying: Kasama. Which means "companion" in Tagalog. He was getting a refill. We ended up talking for at least 10 minutes. I got to meet both of his companions. They were....decent enough.

Little David kept looking at (Alex) like he knew him, but started acting shy. I went over and said, it's Uncle Alex! You remember him don't you? And he did after awhile. Alex reached for him and he went with no fuss at all! We took a few pictures together-which I'm grateful Alex had his camera on him. It was great!

My brother looks amazing! I always knew he would, but finally seeing him with his tag on, it almost made me want to tear up. I didn't of course. I thought it would be hard to say goodbye to him again, but it really wasn't.

The Lord knew that I really needed that time with him. The last two months have been super hard, but when I saw my brother, I knew that it was a tender mercy from my Heavenly Father.

It reminded me of why we have the Temples: To bind our families together forever. I'm so very lucky to be sealed to my mother-who is an amazing person, to my sister-who I love dearly, to my brother-who is truly one of my bestest friends, and to my step-father-who even though, is now divorced to my mom, made it possible for me to be sealed with them.

I am also so very lucky to be sealed to my husband-who is the love of my life, and to our sweet, handsome son, David.

How lucky I have been to be raised in the gospel of Jesus Christ. How lucky I am to be a member of his church. How lucky I am to be called His daughter.

I love my Heavenly Father and know that he always knows what's best for me. I need to be better at trusting him with my whole heart. Even so, I know that He is always there for me when I feel like I'm alone and when I need him the most.

I promise that He is also there for you...if you're willing to turn to Him for help and guidance, He will always be there for you.

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