Saturday, May 29, 2010

Life is Good: Day 75

So, From the time frame on my Baby Ticker I have 75 days left until my due date. So I decided to do something kind of fun leading up to the baby. I will do a little count down. Every day I will share a reason why Life is Good. This will keep me thinking all day about what I'm going to post that night. Positive... That's the goal!

Day 75:

This is a picture of Leif reading the scriptures to the boys. We've finally created a habit of family scripture study. On good nights, the boys sit on their special mats (to keep them from crawling all over) and listen to Leif, and we might even get to discuss what we're reading. After Leif reads, Jakob reads a verse (and is doing quite well!) and now Caleb insists on "reading" a verse. It is definitely a Life is Good moment that closes our day.

From Life is Good Count Down

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Today was the last day of Leif's Day Job (for the Summer.) He works at the elementary school. So we get him to ourselves the whole summer!! Oh how grateful I am for this!!! We thought about having him take his CNA course this summer, but decided it would be okay to wait on that.

Technically, Leif and I will be really busy with our online classes that we've signed up for. But there's nothing like being able to work out our own schedules and visit and help each other throughout the day. And WOW do I need his help these days! I'm blessed that he's able and willing to give it.

Hopefully we'll squeeze in some fun throughout the Summer days too. I've mentioned this before, but we're really looking forward to my sister and her girls' visit in June. Jakob is signed up for two sessions of swimming lessons. So I think we'll be covered for the fun factor. And then a new baby to top it off at the end of the season. Ahhh, that will be the BEST!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Perspective: Stephanie Nielson

Do you ever have those moments where something or someone stops you in your tracks and puts you in your place? I have had one of those experiences today.

Honestly, I'm surprised that I haven't heard of this precious woman until now. However, I think that may have been meant to be. Does the name Stephanie Nielson ring a bell for any of you? If so, consider yourself lucky. How about the NieNieDialogues blog? Well, if it doesn't sound familiar, I suggest you take a minute and become introduced. Especially if you need a bit of encouragement. There's no way I can do her story justice by telling it in my own words. So here is the best link I have found Stephanie Nielson: Plane Crash Survivor Regains Hope.

I have fallen into a funk lately and her story has helped put a lot of things into perspective.

As I sit here pondering exactly what changes have taken place in my heart, I think perhaps the most important is the fact that our mortal body is only a small part of our soul. It is not in control. When we have times where our body and our spirit are at odds with each other and feel the need to rival one another, it is most important to remember that our spirit is the control center, the one with all of the wisdom to overcome the frailties of our mortal body and conquer in the end. So, once we remember this we must humble ourselves enough to allow our spirit to overcome.

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