Andy had an entire week of swing shift so I had the pleasure of taking all the kids to all of the practices, gear pickup, etc. It wasn’t as bad as the last two years. Last season I had gall bladder issues and felt sick the majority of the time or was recovering from gall bladder removal surgery– plus I had a pretty small baby to tote around. The year before that I was newly pregnant and felt awful and Bev was Harvey’s current age– which meant I spent little time watching my boys play and a lot of time chasing her off the field. This year I spend most of my time chasing Harvey around, but at least I have the energy and health to do so.
Maverick chose to do t-ball this year. He is really loving… drawing in the dirt… he loves sports and loves baseball, but focusing isn’t really his passion. He’ll get it soon though.
My kids make me laugh on a daily basis and I’m trying to be better about writing down their funny moments. This week this one takes the cake:
Bev: Hey Maverick, when I’m a mom, will you marry me?
Mav: Sure Bev.
Me: *laughing* you can’t marry each other.
Mav: You’re joking, right?
Me (still laughing): No I’m not joking
after a couple of times of him trying to see if I was really joking, but realizing I was serious despite the laughs, he replies, “Oh, is it because we’re already family?”
Me: Exactly (still laughing).
I’m glad they love each other so much, and that they have such a beautiful idea of what it means to marry someone– someone you are friends with!
I’m going to include my FB post from today to share something that has been on my mind lately and end with this.
I came across the song “I wish you pain” by Andy Grammer. The first time I heard it I thought “how harsh to wish someone pain!” But as I realized this song seemed to be directed towards his child, tears filled my eyes. I instantly thought about my Heavenly Father. I haven’t been through as much as some people but I have felt the refiners fire a lot in my life. My most recent taste with it taught me a valuable lesson. So much beauty has come from these moments. This morning as I was reading my scriptures and this week’s lesson from churchofjesuschrist.org, it mentioned the refiners fire. I know a lot of us are going through some variation of a refiner’s fire. I hope that you don’t give up hope and can cleave to the idea of what will come on the other end of your trial. Look up the song and listen to it. It’s so beautiful. And here’s a video to go along with it. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/…/2014-11-0010-the…