Thursday, October 23, 2008

I love my kids....





I attended a youth church fireside recently and the speaker said he was only as happy as his least happy kid....that made me think. I agree with that. I am only as happy as my least happy kid and today one of my kids is unhappy. It made me stop and think about how much I love my kids and how much I love being a mother. It's really all I ever wanted. I have the world's smartest, nicest, thoughtful, kind, sensitive, spiritual, funny kids.

Jordan has been living home since April farming with his dad. He left yesterday for Utah. He couldn't have been happier. We loved having him here. I understand why he wants to go, but it won't make us miss him any less. He is a fun loving spirit to have around. His smile lights up the room and just having him around makes everything seem more fun. He is completely unjudgemental (which he does not get from me) and considers everyone he knows a friend. He's sensitive and spiritual and has such a big heart.

Danielle is mature beyond her years. She's a wonderful conversationalist. She's very gifted at writing and singing and dance. She's wise and personable and I can talk to her about anything. She listens, she gives advice, she cares. She always does the right thing. She's loyal and trustworthy and I am so proud to have her as a daughter and a friend. She's going to be a wonderful mother. (and she has a wonderful, smart, caring husband whom I love just as much as my own sons!!)

Quinn is hard working and competitive and very intelligent. He is giving and sensitive and very funny. He's a loyal friend and a wonderful son. I couldn't be more proud to have him serving as a missionary right now. I'm amazed at his positive outlook at each new experience and how he has adapted. He's determined to succeed and because of that he is. He has a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and the desire to share it with the people of Vanuatu.

Mackenzie is an amazing young woman. She has a desire to do right. She has a strong testimony. She has a kind heart and is very sensitive. She is a good friend. She's hard working and organized. She is very talented, yet humble. She makes me laugh constantly and I am so grateful I have her as a friend and get to spend so much time with her.

Easton is a joy. He has a smile that melts your heart. He is very even tempered and kind to everyone. He's athletic. He is his father's son! He has so many of the same qualities as his dad. He is the 'baby' of the family. He is still young enough to listen occasionally to what I have say and of course that makes me happy. I love my kids....

8 comments:

Ty and Dani said...

. . . and we love our mom! We couldn't get through anything with out her... she is our rock, our safe place, our pillar of light! Thanks for always caring about everything little thing we do and being such a huge part of every aspect of our lives.

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

What a great tribute to each of your kids, Lori. You're all very lucky to have each other.

Peggy Dee said...

I second the motion!

Freedom said...

I love your kids too

Jackie said...

This is so fun! I just love your family!

the Horton Hurricane said...

kids are the best part of all... no matter what stage their in I would have to agree with you and I love my cousins you and Reid have done a great job. (I found out I have an ectopic pregnancy, but we are not going to give up. A baby in heaven sure wants to be here for this is try number 3) Jenny

addy's mommy said...

I think you have convinced me that I'd like to be one of your kids...
I am also addicted to reading your blog! I have to check it out and see what brilliant revelation you've come up with everyday! Now if I start making large quantities of bracelets to match every outfit my kid owns....I will be worried...

Troy & Cherlyn said...

I know this is a little late, but i hope you don't mind that I quoted you on my blog because I loved this so much.