Monday, August 23, 2010

True hearts/NieNie asks

(Nicholas jumps off my bed after a hot summer evening of cleaning and playing)

I love writing my thoughts down at night with my windows flung open.
I love it even more when it is windy and I can hear the chimes out my window.
But tonight was the ultimate. It rained while the wind blew.
And, today was such a day.
I was a little tired today at church because I had stayed up late watching Michelle Duggar deliver her 19th child. Is that even possible. Gotta hand it to her. Having children obviously makes her happy, and you can see it on her face.
She is calm and loving in a way only a Mother Heart has to give.

After church I prepared the family Back to School Feast which was a hit.
My dear friend Justin Hackworth came to snap a few photos to remember the evening by.
I will write about it tomorrow and reveal our Family Theme to you.
I will also show you the gifts Mr. Nielson and I presented the children
to kick off the school year.

For now, my ankles are the size of softballs and I need to rest my weary bones down.
It's odd to think that three years ago I was going strong being a superwoman of a Mom.
I was making 3 meals everyday, packing lunches, snacks, doing housework,
wife work, cleaning, ironing etc etc.
And it was so enjoyable and my body could accomplish just about anything I wanted.
Two years ago I was in a hospital unresponsive and in a coma.
I had no idea what I had ahead of me and my family didn't think I'd pull through.
One year ago I was weak and tired and I could barley get myself dressed. Showers were difficult and sleeping was worse. I hardly had energy to finish the day.
Now I am two years out and stronger still.
I should never underestimate the power of prayer and with a true heart, faith and the Savior, anything is possible.

Remember that when you are getting up at 6:00 am for school.
You can do it!
Themed question and picture for the week at NieNie asks for
Go here to start.
Post your kid's classic "Back to School" photos.
(you know the one with their new clothes, huge backpacks, clean shoes
in front of the front door)
Send your pictures in I wanna see them!

(Claire going to kindergarten August '07