Monday, April 28, 2014

Life's ups and downs

This last week has been crazy.

Sunday was Easter, which was great.

Monday morning I found out that a sweet little five year old boy from our ward we just moved out of passed away on Easter from a 4-wheeling accident.

Wednesday we went through the temple with Makayla for her first time (very special!).

Thursday, we went to the funeral of the little boy. His dad (our friend) said to me, "Make sure you squeeze him tight every day." with tears in his eyes (referring to our child coming soon).

Saturday we celebrated Makayla and Allen getting married! Oh my gosh it was so sweet. They are such a great couple and I couldn't be happier for them!

And alllllllll week this baby has been doing olympic sized events inside my belly!

I just feel like life is crazy. There are so many things that happen that can jolt us and remind us the sanctity of life and relationships and how quickly they can be taken away. And there are things that can just bring so much joy as well. I'm SO happy for Makayla I can hardly stand it, and at the very same moment I am SO sad for our friends who just lost their son after only five years.

I'm grateful for my knowledge of the Savior, and of the plan of Salvation. It would be so much harder without it. One of the speakers at the funeral said when he was preparing his talk he felt an overwhelming feeling that Landyn (the boy who passed away) was reunited with his grandma (who passed a few years ago). I believe that. I am just sad for the family that had to say goodbye so early.

The temple is so special. I love that whenever I go I am reminded of the smallness of this earth life, and how great the plan of salvation is. It truly is the plan of happiness! It helps bring perspective and peace.

I hope I can use these experiences to be a better mom and a better person who cherishes the moments more!


  1. Wow. That would be somethign to experience. The pics of Makayla were so happy and cute. I loved them. I'm so sorry about your friend's son. That really is the worst. I couldn't imagine knowing my son, and having to wait multiple decades to see him again. That would be awful. That would be like losing Scarlet in 2 years and never seeing her life pass before my eyes. Atleast not 'till I'm old and die. I've had an emotional few days myself. Glad you keep posting. Oh man! The babe has been doing olympics for me too! Like CRAZY MOVEMENT! Way more than the other two combined. It's crazy for me. I feel like this one is doing what most babies do for everyone else.

  2. oh Danielly what a great blog. Life seems to go that way. The Lord seems to compensate for the sad times in our lives. I am so happy for Makalya! I'm so glad you were able to participate in all of it! I appreciated your spiritual comments. Love you so much!!!