Over the weekend, we had a lovely rainstorm that lasted most of the weekend.
It was cold, cozy, and fantastically dreary.
Little by little this past month, I have methodically taken out
fall and Halloween deco, books, and movies.
Now, I told Mr. Nielson I wasn't going to
jump the gun and do something crazy like
ask for a fire in our fireplace until October 1st, so you must know how
surprised I was when he suggested to build one for us as we
watched Saturday morning football.
Don't get me wrong, Mr. Nielson loves over-celebrating holidays like me,
(thanks to me) but he's generally down with it happening later.
You know, sometimes when I am alone in the car
I listen to Christmas music- (but that's for another post).
Also, my girls and I enjoyed a
beautiful evening listening and watching the
It was inspiring and energizing,
and I felt the spirit pulsating throughout my body and mind.
I wanted to stand up and clap inappropriately,
with tears dripping from my eyes after each talk. I was feeling it.
After the session, my sisters, mom, girls, and I
went out for Thai food and ice cream.
Love these traditions we continue to carry on.
Mostly, I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and because of Him, the ability
to change, grow, and develop into a more charitable and wise
mother, wife, and woman.
"God rewards those who earnestly see him,
but that reward is not usually behind the first door.
We need to keep knocking . Sisters, don't give up. Seek God
with all your heart. Exercise faith. Walk in righteousness."
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf