Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ollie visits the temple.


Last week Mr. Nielson and I took Oliver to the temple.
A worthy 12 year old member of 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints can go to the
 temple where they are able to be baptized for those who have died 
before they were able to have a chance to accept the gospel.
It was a wonderful day, and I couldn't help but feel emotional 
watching my boy.  I am so proud of him. So deeply deeply proud.
Mr. Nielson and I decided long ago that we were going to 
take each of our children to the temple on the day they turn 12.  
It is a wonderful tradition.

In 2013, we took Claire.
In 2019 we will take Nicholas, and in 2025 we'll take Lottie.
So glad we took Oliver this year.
He is growing into a handsome, good, kind, and compassionate boy.
After the experience we walked with Ollie to our car.
He was awfully quiet and I asked him what he was thinking.
Tears fell from his eyes as he told me:
"It was just really cool Mom".
I know exactly what he means.
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And also, where is the time going??

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

It is.


Beauty is not caused.  It is.
-Emily Dickinson
My thumb has a large cut right right where it bends.
The skin that covers my fingers is thin and stiff which means that cuts and sores
 are reoccurring and painfully normal for me.
Tonight typing hurts.
(Hey Dr. J, I think I need you stitch me up?).
So from me to you: Happy Wednesday!



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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Sleeping Beauty


A few days ago I was talking to Lottie about when I was in a coma.
She was very curious about why I was "asleep" for so long.
It was hard for her understand that my body needed to sleep because I was so sick.
She looked at me and said:
"You're Sleeping Beauty, aren't you?" 
I smiled and was about to talk when she quickly added:
"Except Aurora doesn't have a burned ear and scars on her arms,
and also she has yellow hair."

It made me laugh really loud.

Then I told her that her daddy's Sleeping Beauty had 
a burned ear, scars on her arms, and brown hair.
Then I told her one day she will be someones 
brown-eyed freckle-faced red-headed Sleeping Beauty.

Totally made sense to her.