They are everywhere if you make yourself aware of them. I had one such tender mercy yesterday. I was at the Bloomington Wal-Mart looking for a skirt to go to the temple since I'd forgotten mine. I just needed something quick to go when I got a phone call from my mom. She told me the new St. George airport will be opening on January 12--the seven year mark of dad's fatal airplane incident. It was also seven years ago that Sue and I were in the Cedar Wal-Mart when we received the call that Dad's plane was down. As I heard mom telling me of the grand opening news, I couldn't help but cry tears of joy and gratitude for that tender mercy. He loved flying the Brasilia aircraft and he loved Lake Powell. Two of his favorites pictures below!
P.S. Wal-Mart no longer carries skirts or dresses, in case you're wondering about that!
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Chicka got a camera for Christmas, so the girls went to the depot to shoot some photos of themselves modeling their favorite accessories and new clothes. Cousin Sydney was staying over, so she joined in the fun. As I looked over their pictures, I was reminded once again that my "little girls" are growing up way too fast. Gone are the days of playing house, kitchen, Barbies, and dress ups. Now they can never have enough clothing, accessories, hair and beauty products, and the latest technology available. I want to stop time or even go back sometimes to relish and savor moments in time. I enjoy them so much, together as well as individually. Nothing else is equivalent to the joy of being a mother!There is never a dull moment when all three are together. Add in the mix a cousin or two and it's even better. They are slipping through my fingers, but I sure do love each season of their lives. So blessed am I!