There have been a few months since our last communicae. I hope you all find yourselves prospering, especially in the realm of faith. My family and I have had some truly nutso experiences the past four months. Chief among them was my embarking on a 1300ish mile trek. The circumstances were such that my husband and I had a mere few hoursí notice. I left aloneówell, with our five little boysójust a few hundred dollars, and Heavenly Fatherís guidance. It was quite a trip. The kids and I got here (for everyoneís safety I canít yet say precisely where ďhereĒ is quite yet), and with the Lordís help, we were in our new home, in our new neighborhood, in our new ward in under three weeks. Havenít seen my Eternal Love since, but heís coming to join us later this month. He will be retiring for good and ever from the military on June 15. (Early retirement, thank you very much, heís only 34!) Military life has been mainly good for us, and I am so proud of his sacrifice and service to his country. He put in 14 years. The kids and I are adjusting to civilian life swimmingly; I hope he can too. Itíll be nice to see him with hair longer than 1/8 of an inch again, though Iím not looking forward to the inevitable return of the beard!
Beyond the big move, the other major life event is a reemergence of some old physical health boogeymen. One of my darned hips dislocated two weeks after arriving, and my really darned heart failed in early May. (weird, because in the past the Cardiomyopathy has only stricken during pregnancy and I am waaayyyyyy NOT pregnant!) I am out of heart failure now, and do NOT need a transplant. Not quite out of the proverbial woods yet, though, but I know that my heart, hips, body, soul, kids, husband, dogs, fleas, dust mites, and every little molecule in my realm is in the Lordís hands. I believe I will recover, because I believe it is His will, but if not, I look forward to whatever he has planned for me, and pray for my little ones (and the bigger one) who my heart beats for in the first place.
So, I hope youíre gearing up for Fatherís Day. I feel even more tender toward the big lugs now than I usually do in June (a consequence of having been separated from the Dad of my family for four months!) Therefore, much of the new content featured on the LDS Families Site right now deals with Fatherís Day and Daddydom. Included is a review of The Loving Wives Club, a marvelous, and I believe unique service, that may well add just the right spice, spark, and sugar to your marriage. A very good gift idea for Fatherís Day!
While the Fatherís Day articles are grouped together and available on the home page (With new Daddy-themed offerings being added throughout the month), Mom hasnít been neglected either. I revealed my secrets for looking semi-pulled-together almost every time we leave the house, with my tips for creating a ďuniformĒ based on oneís one personality, style, and LIFEstyle. And as long as we are divulging secrets, I let slip what Iíve learned from up-close observations of a few ďSupermoms;Ē coupla ways in which we may bring peace to our homes and soothe our little beasties. Finally, lest we neglect the doctrine of the true and living gospel, weíve featured a two-parter discussing personal revelation and the ways we can support one another.
The featured articles, as always, may be found on the LDS Families Site home page here: LDSFamilies.bellaonline.com
Fatherís Day Articles: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art20856.asp
The Loving Wives Club Review : http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art37927.asp
Personal Revelation Ė Supporting One Another: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art26184.asp
Supermomís Secrets For Peace in the Home: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art20469.asp
QUOTE OF THE DAY
ďMommy, my hair bones are very delicate!Ē Spoken by my six-year-old, after being ambushed by his four-year-old triplet brothers.
TIP OF THE WEEK:
When making a long road trip with a bunch of car-seat restrained kids, opt for slip-on sandals, even if itís snowing. Itíll make rest stops so much quicker!
And so, adieu for now, and Mizpah. God willing Iíll talk to yíall again next week!
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