Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Super moon

Last night, Mr. Nielson and I slipped out the back door and
 took Angus out for a walk.  
The moon was bright and shone on the dusty ranch like a giant light bulb.
Angus ran back and forth sniffing and peeing and
 I held on tight to Mr. Nielson's hand.   
We discussed the day, our children, and what went good or bad.
(Good: Starting school on time.
  Bad: getting after Nicholas 800 times in the first hour of school).
Then sometimes I cry.
 It's a time where I can decompress with Christian's full attention.
He never judges me, questions my feelings, and always validates me.
Life is busy-it's a good busy, we're just constantly moving 
but I wouldn't want it any other way because
it makes these moments together even sweeter.
Once we get to the only tree on the long stretch of road, we stop
and pray before turning back home. 
Together in the dark, one of us prays out loud to God 
asking for guidance and counsel with the things that we do.
Last night the air was frigid but with the moon so bright we were
able to see each others faces clearly.
Walking back to the ranch house we discussed
our Valentines Day plans.
Honestly, some of my favorite moments with my husband are 
 driving in the car- usually to nowhere. 
And I would be happy just watching movies all day long in bed with
no obligations or expectations from our usual daily activities.
Last year for Valentines Day, we spent almost an entire week in New York City.
If I'm being honest, a good portion of those days
 were spent in our hotel room binge watching Stranger Things.

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Teachings from RMN:
In the Lord's Own Way- April 1986
"As Saints learn and obey the commandments of God, they will prosper.
 This promise has been recorded by prophets
 throughout time and in diverse places." 
(2 Nephi 4:4)