Tuesday, August 17, 2010

News from Dad

My father is currently serving a medical mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is stationed in the South Pacific on a retired small aircraft carrier that has been converted into a hospital ship. He is helping provide medically necessary surgeries to the people there.

Dad says that they took over hygiene kits, food kits, teachers, doctors, dentists, etc to help the people. I think it is so amazing that much of the service the church provides isn't even mentioned, it is done in the quiet, without fanfare, just a desire to do good.

In today's world, so much is done with pomp and circumstance. Glory is given to people for their accomplishments, yet, we forget that the Lord gives us the opportunity, the wisdom and the capability to accomplish much. Sometimes the best gratitude we receive is from those, most humble, whom we touch personally.

Thanks, dad, for setting an example of church service for my family and I. Good luck with your work, and return to us soon.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Little Bit Longer...

last night...


I got home from Sioux Falls with Ivory Hill at about 9:45pm.

At 11PM, I took two large sleeping pills,

And awoke this morning at 9:15 to my husband standing over the bed because I was lying across it diagonally with his blanket. He was inder the impression that I should

a) move over
b) change horizontal direction
c) return his blanket
d) return his pillows

(Yes, we have seperate blankets. Trust me. This marriage is happier because of seperate blankets.)

It wouldn't have been so bad if he hadn't worked the overnight shift.

And yet, I could have stayed in just that position for much longer this morning.

I take for granted the little moments of peace and tranquility that are occassionally offered to me.

Most of the time when Bug and Did are gone, I spend the time lamenting the seconds until they return home.

This time, I am appreciating the little moments that I have to myself, knowing that life will change on August 14th with the return of my angels.

I can hardly wait. It's just a little bit longer.

And yet, I am enjoying the peace.

Just a little bit longer.