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....
You cannot do a Google search to gain a testimony. You can't text message faith. You gain a life-changing testimony today the same way it has always been done. It comes through desire, study, prayer, obedience and service.
I am wife of one and mother of five. I consider myself loyal, friendly, busy and hopeful. I love my husband, my children, my friends and my girls....I dream of more time to be a better wife, a better mother, a better neighbor and friend.