Archive for December, 2005

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 26th, 2005

I am so grateful for my Savior, and for all that He has done, and continues to do for me. I know that I do not deserve all of His love and blessings, but I am so grateful for them. As I ponder on the birth of Christ and try to imagine what Mary and Joseph must have felt that night, and as He grew, I wonder if they knew the sacrifice that He would eventually have to make. How hard that would be to think about. I also am brought to ponder on the Atonement and what part it plays in my life. I know that it is my choice to make it a part of my life every day, and I strive to do that. I do better at some times than others, of course, but that is part of life here on earth. I just need to keep doing my best, and I know that through Him I can receive Eternal Life. I know this because He loves us, and He would never make it impossible to live with Him forever. He wants it, too. “For with God nothing is impossible.” I am so grateful this Christmas for Christ, for His Gospel which has brought me so much peace and happiness, and for all of the blessings which He has blessed me with.

Welcome to the world Caio!

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

My sister Ginger, after a long and hard labor that lasted nearly 4 days, had a c-section yesterday afternoon. Her little boy is absolutely adorable, and both mother and baby are doing fine. She was amazing and I am so grateful for modern medicine, which enabled both her and her baby to be ok. Her body was just so exhausted, I think, that it just couldn’t go any longer. She had a great doctor who really tried to give her the time to progress, and have a vaginal delivery, but the c-section was a blessing for her, I think. I hope that she was able to get plenty of rest last night. She is an amazing woman, my sister. I just love her so much!

It’s Been A While

Friday, December 16th, 2005

Due to the morning sickness I have been experiencing, and the fact that I am still winding down on the overcommiting consequences, I have not been up to posting. So here is my update. My talk went really well, I think. The Nutcracker is about to finish, the last performance is tomorrow night (Halleluiah!). My three that are in it have been having so much fun, and they have done great. This is also our last week for dance classes. Again hurray. My sister Heather has moved back in with my parents, as she is either in the process of, or just finished the process of divorcing her husband. No children, thank goodness, and I am glad she is out of that situation.

We are busy today watching children while my sister Ginger is having her first baby. She was planning a homebirth, but has been in labor since Monday night, poor thing. She finally got to an 8 last night and stayed there for a while. Then she went back down to a 7. At that point her midwife said they needed to transfer to the hospital. By the time they got there around 10:30 or so she was down to a 6. After 2 hours they finally got her an epidural, and she was able to relax and get some rest. She stayed at a 6 until this morning when they found her at a 7/7+ around 9am. Thank Heavens for that progress, because they had been discussing the possibility of a c-section (although I am grateful for the procedure when it is needed, I also know it is *very* overused in the world today, and hopefully won’t be needed with her). I am praying for her, and hoping that everything is going well, and her baby will soon be being snuggled and cuddled in her, and her husbands arms.