Friday, March 25, 2011

Joys in life.

Despite the fact that it is 39.9 degrees outside, snowing heavily, and it is March 25th today, I am feeling rather good!  Snuggling up on my bed with my favorite quilt, my cat asleep at my feet, and my laptop in hand, I feel GREAT!

Reconnecting with one of my most dearest friends last weekend seemed to heal a place in my heart, let some sunshine in, and brighten my path.

Watching the NCAA basketball tournament with my boys has been a highlight right now since our team, the University of Arizona, is doing so great.  Sometimes I think someone is going to crash through our floor to the basement with the way we are all cheering!

A new hair color and style has given me a whole new sense of being.  Jenni, my cousin, used her magic on me.  A fresh new look gives me a boost of energy, confidence, and overall joy.  I know it's just my hair, but for me, it really helps. 

My conversation with Jackson on the way home from school today made me laugh out loud.
Me: "Jackson, when you think of others before yourself, you feel good inside.  When you continue to do this, others will be more considerate of you" 
Jackson: " It will also get girls to be more attracted to you!" 

Watching as my son continues to grow up and learn more about becoming a man;  his drivers licence, his first interview, his first job, preparing for a mission and for college. 

Noah getting ready to turn 12 and receive the Priesthood next month.  Watching how he is really growing, physically (FINALY) and emotionally.  He will be attending his first week-long scout camp!  How did he get here already?

John and I sharing our new way of life brings me the most joy.  Changing the way we live is hard for both of us, but doing it together is bringing us together, reconnecting in a way we haven't in a very long time.  It's like we are getting to know each other again, finding new strengths, and pulling together to achieve one goal. 

11 comments:

alligood said...

I loved this post. Thanks for brightening my day.

P.S. I love your new hair. :)

AlLi said...

The hair is GREAT on you! Glad you're feeling good right now. :)

Amie said...

(Oops. I was logged in as my daughter. The comment above is me!) :P

Nancy said...

I'm so glad that you are feeling better. You look GREAT! Love the color and cut! Now send Jenni to my house. QUICK! ;-)

Journey EveryDay said...

cute hair! and a great post!

Anonymous said...

Love the hair and the fact that you are becoming rejuvenated. Praise God for prayers that you would one day feel the brightness of life again in your heart. Life will not be the same normal as you once knew it, but there is life for you again, a different normal. You sounded so good. and even though I don't know you personally, I am so happy for you. Keep moving forward inch by inch. Your blogging friends are cheering for you. Sandy

Anonymous said...

Love your hair, makes you look younger, love your smile, love knowing that you're feeling better, and love the fact that you're getting your life back again. I love you and miss you! Hang in there, girl! You are so AWESOME! Love, MOM

Malie said...

That boy is wise beyond his years. LOL! Love the new haircut. Love the whole post!

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Todd Bedo said...

Stumbled across your blog and I enjoyed it! New things in your life are exciting especially if you embrace them! Oh and keep an eye on Jackson with that mindset! haha

Katherine (Schill) Bess said...

Loving your new haircut!!! I need to find a Jenni in my area to give me a cool new haircut too! :)
Katherine