Sarah has discovered what she likes and does not like. Here are some things she enjoys: -taking baths -playing with little balls and big trucks -looking at story books -crawling all over the house -pulling herself up and cruising along -studying everything thoroughly with her hands and mouth -eating everything in sight -drumming with her hands to music -singing -seeing Daddy come in the door after work -giving kisses, pulling hair and biting -studying her hands -teasing sisters and brother-making them laugh -thinking deeply about everything -being held by Daddy (he is so good at getting her to sleep) Here are some things she does not enjoy: -having to sleep in her own crib -being strapped into her car seat -not being able to find mommy -feeling left out
She is a happy, calm baby and I'm so grateful for her presence in our home!
About a month ago, the girls and I (Hyrum was in school) went to my friend Adrianne's for a little play date. Usually, Hyrum plays with Will her oldest, while Ginnie joins in quietly. This time, Ginnie had Will all to herself. She was in heaven. When we were all finished, on the car ride home Ginnie let me know that she really LOVES Will, and that sheneverwants to be away from him. She went on and on about him...some intense feelings for a four year old.
Angela and Eli are best buds as well. They are so much fun to watch play together because of their similarities in personality. Anyway, I'm so happy these wonderful boys are getting a sister of their very own in a few months.
It's unbelievable to me how things have just fallen into place lately. Somehow, struggles that used to vex me day and night seem to have been lifted for the time being. The more I experience life, the more I'm convinced that many of our greatest worries are simply a test of our faith. Once we can live with sufficient faith in these areas, they seem to become a window to God's intended purpose for us.
Faith is absolutely necessary in order to allow God to work in and through us. Opportunities are coming that I never imagined possible for me - with my many weaknesses and limitations. I am beginning to believe that anything is possible. All our dreams CAN come true with faith.
" Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed."
(Doctrine and Covenants 123:17)
There are areas in which we have control, and areas …