Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts
Thursday, February 7, 2008
So as I have checked everyone's blog I have seen the overwhelming comments of so many about President Hinkley. Just last Sunday was fast and testimony and I knew I couldn't get up and express what I felt because I would be that weepy woman who can't get her words out. President Hinkley's death has affected me more deeply than I could have imagined. I have cried more in the past week then I have for a long time. The night he died and we got the phone call I cried silent tears into my pillow as I fell asleep. I have such mixed emotions over this. I am happy that he is with his sweet wife and that his pain of having a mortal body is over. But I feel like I have lost my grandfather, and the feelings are so similar. I remember when he came to talk to the students at BYU-I while Corey and I were attending there. I remember how he held his wife's hand as they climbed the steps into the building. I also remember him telling us as he was choked up with tears how much he loved each of us. I have never felt such love from someone who I have not known personally. Then I stop to think about how much my Savior loves me and how much more that love would be. I will continue to take this one step at a time and hopefully the dull ache will turn into understanding and it won't hurt as bad when I sing We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet in church.
Logan is my little helper. He is willing to do anything that I ask him. He is so loving and mild mannered. He also can get his feelings hurt easily. And boy does he love his Grandma.
Gabe to put it mildly is WILD. He has always been moving and grooving since he was born. He is our stubborn child and is very aggresive. Always thinks he is the best at everything. He is the only one he even slightly resembles mom.
Lexie is our girly girl. She loves make-up and painting her fingernails. She has a mind of her own and thinks she can do what she wants when she wants. She is always the one who tests our authority as parents. But she loves her Dad and can wiggle out of just about anything.
What a sweetheart. Very quick to smile at anyone willing to make a fool out of themselves. She has become very attached to mom and I think mom really enjoys it. She requires A LOT of attention all the time. Mom really only gets a break while she is sleeping or being entertained by someone else. What a sweet addition to our growing family.
Our 5th and final miracle. Danni has already been such a joy to our family. Even with long nights and busy days she has blessed our lives. We are so excited to see what kind of person she will grow up to be.