I have been having a hard time lately. I usually talk to my friend Laurie, but she passed away 15 months ago. I do have other friends, but I feel like their lives are so busy it would be unfair to burden them. So here I sit feeling the need to just unload.
These past two years have been really hard financially. One day you have a house the next you have to short sell it. One day you have rent money the next you have $20. It has put a lot of stress on the family. It is a hard time to find a job and that doesn't help either.
One day your husband goes to help at your parents house and is there for 3 minutes and has a tree branch fall on his head. It has been six months. He has changed in ways that I go to bed angry at him. I can not get over my anger. I cry and try to understand why he is doing things the way he feels they should be done. The little changes have made big issues in our marriage. I have been mad at him, but not like this. It's like I am mad at another person. I am trying to understand what he is doing and saying. I know he has a brain injury. I feel like I need to get to know him again. I love this man so much! I see him laughing with the kids and I think there he is and I want to hold on to it. It's not all bad, just different. He cries when he realizes that he is different and feels like he is letting us down. I know we will find a way to fix this it will just take time.
I'm not writing this to get the pity vote of the week. I am writing this to thank my Heavenly Father for my blessings. I have a beautiful family. The best ever. I feel he is waiting for me to make it through this challenge and move on to the next. An Eternal Family is worth working for. I have a loving husband. He loves me and tells me all the time. We know it will take time, but we will make it through together. I do know Heavenly Father loves me. I am grateful for his love every night as I pray myself to sleep. I am also grateful to all my friends. I have so many wonderful people in my life.
I thank you all for letting me unload. I love you all!
This month is such a special one it's birthday time for you...we'd really like to celebrate this birthday time with you! Zippidy a and hidiho there's something we can do...we'll sing a song that we all know....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!! I don't know if all the words are right, but I like this song! Have a wonderful birthday! We love you! Grandma and Grandpa xoxoxoxoxo
Happy Happy Birthday Jackson dear. Happy days will come to you all year. If I had one wish then it would be....a Happy Happy Birthday to you from me!!!!! I'm sorry I am a day late but that doesn't mean I love you less, it just means I was waiting for my brain to catch up. I love you so much! You are just the sweetest little boy!!! Hugs and kisses!!! XOXOXOXO I love you, Grandma!!!
I always forget our Temple anniversary. It is important and I don't know why we both do it. We got a card in the mail today from my Mom and Chet asked me why. I had to think. I remember that day with sadness and with hope. I remember being sealed to Chet, then my Mom held Nate as he was being sealed to us. Outside the Temple Chet Michael and Chelsie were waiting with Chet's family. I knew that I was laying the foundation and hoped that I could complete it with having all my children sealed to Chet and I. That was July 11, 1987. We now have finished our foundation by having all our children sealed to us, December 15, 2000. I remember how we faced each other. I remember the boys watching. I felt complete. Where there was a small separation, the gap had been closed. As a little girl I had always wanted to be married in the Temple. When we were not able to, we started to make plans. Just less than 2 years later was our special day. I have three very special anniversaries. August 3, 1985 the day I married my best friend. July 11, 1987 the day I married my best friend in the Temple. December 15, 2000 the day we were finally a family forever.
Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Harris...Happy Birthday to you!!! You are the cutest little man!!! You make me smile and laugh!!! I will make you brownies for as long as a can!!! Love Ya!!! Grandma Wendy :)
Happy Happy Birthday Nathan Dear...Happy days will come to you all year...if I had one wish then it will be...a Happy Happy Birthday to you from me!!! Happy 23rd Birthday! I know all you wish for is a nice long nap...maybe tomorrow! We love you!!!
I know that I haven't blogged for a while so here goes. I just wanted to say how thankful I am. Each day I wake up with my best friend. I have noise in my house from my kids and grand kids. I have a nursery each week that is wonderful to be a part of. Our house sold and there are really nice people in there. We have a house to live in. I know that we are having many trials, but I do know that Heavenly Father love me. I still worry about a lot of things, but I have a lot of things to smile about. I love my family so much that just the thought of them makes me happy. I am very grateful and I need to say it more! Yes, Heavenly Father loves me and my family!
7:28 am Get a call saying Nate had been hit by a car while on his bike.
8:10 am Dropping off kids late to school so I can go to the hospital and meet Chet there.
10:00am Taking x-rays to dentist and waiting for Nate to get there ( you do need front teeth if you are over the age of 8).
11:30 am Taking Nate (who has two front teeth again) to the chiropractor.
12:30 pm Getting home to make a sandwich and not eating it because James forgot his Colorado homework. I love going to school more than I have too.
1:10 pm talking on the phone and eating my sandwich before I have to run back to school to get the kids.
2:15 pm Falling in the parking lot ( yes, I forgot how to walk) while getting James. I had to do it when all the mom's where there.
2:30 pm Get home to find Nate's meds kicking in and he is feeling good. Now I need to make brownies for Livvy because they will be here soon!
This has been a crazy day. Through all of this it comes down to one thing. BLESSINGS. Chrys and James wanted to get home to make sure Nate was ok. People have been calling and Nate is thankful that people care about him. We have been so blessed by good people who helped us this morning in Nate's care. It is nice to have him on the couch watching a movie. I am grateful for all of my children. When things like this happen you love them even more. I am grateful that Heavenly Father has trusted me with the care of all my children even if they are older, the caring doesn't stop, it just gets stronger! It may have been a crazy day, but if was filled with blessings and family. What could be better...
Happy birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Livvy! Happy birthday to you!!! We hope your day was as perfect as you!!! We love you so much!!! Hugs and Kisses from Grandpa, Grandma, Nate, Chrys and James!!!
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Here are Nate and my Dad a week after his surgery. He had 18" of bowel removed and they found a small spot they took off of his liver. We were glad to see him up!
We took Lucky to cheer up my Dad. Here she is making sure he is ok. They are so cute together!
I wanted to write about my Dad for a while now. I do love him so much. This has been a big scare for all of us. He was in a lot of pain for a year before they found out he had colon cancer. He now looks forward to 5-7 months of chemo. It was like he was 74 not 64 overnight. I always picture my Dad young and strong. He has slowed down a lot. We will be talking and he will look at me with his beautiful blue eyes and say "How are you Wendy. I worry about you." I tell him I am fine and doing good. That seems to make him feel better. I remember riding on his back like a horse going to bed. We would wait till he got home and climb on him. We all went to work with him and always walked around with a ball of putty fixing walls or getting a paint brush for him. I don't think my Dad ever stopped. I do love you Dad! You have the kindest heart I know. Life has not been easy for him. I know that he has always done the best that he could. I am so lucky and blessed to be your daughter!
Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Chuck! Happy birthday to you! We hope that your day is the best (even if you are working)! Thank you so much for being in our family! You take such wonderful care of your family! We love you, you are the best!!!! Love~ Chet, Wendy, Nate, Chrys and James
Happy, Happy Birthday Tyler dear! Happy days will come to you all year! If I had a wish then it would be, a Happy, Happy Birthday to you from me!!! Happy Birthday my Silly Billy!!!! We love you so much!!!! We hope that your day is full of love and fun!!!! Love~ Grandpa and Grandma Robinson, Nathan, Chrys and James Hugs and Kisses!!!!!!
Chrys was so happy to get a big, soft body pillow for his birthday!
He had to fight his Dad for it, but he won in the end!
Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Chrys... Happy birthday to you! And many more!!! We hope your day is great and are looking forward to your celebration this weekend! We love you Mom and Dad!
Last Monday we went to a family in our ward and had a drum circle for F.H.E. I tried to get the video of us singing Book of Mormon Stories, but it wouldn't work.
Here are the Grandpa's showing us what they are made of. You rock!
Chrys and his friend Alex were doing their thing!
Livvy, Chet M. and Harris showed us how to play as a family.
It was really fun. We came home after two and a half hours of music. We were singing Popcorn Popping and I am a Child of God. Then we would just get a rhythm and play. It was the best! We need more drums in the house!
You've had a birthday shout hurray! We want to sing to you today! One year older and wiser too! Happy birthday to you!!! We want to send you our love (since we haven't gotten you on the phone yet). Hugs and kisses to our greatest daughter!We miss you tons! Hugs and Kisses!!! Dad, Wendy, Nate, Chrys and James
Yes! It is 10:25 am and it is still snowing! Can you see Chrys' car? We have around 15 inches now. Chet was sliding down the street and went into a snow bank to slow himself down. He ended up hitting the curb. He is alright, but the kids wanted to go back home (yes you still have to go to school). They were just down the street from the house. You have to love the Utah Powder! It is beautiful, but stay home to love it!
This is a great snow day! It started around 1:00 and it is now 8:25. We just measured and we have 9" and it is still snowing! The white blob in this picture is a clump of snow. Cool!
Chrys' car was seeing sunshine the other day. Well the poor thing is covered again. Sorry car!
Chrys was trying to look cool. It looks like he has dandruff! He came in and rub it in my face. Thanks Chrys! Not to worry he got Chet too!
This is James running while Chet shovels. It was kind of sad because after Chet cleared the way to the road, the snow plow came and made a mess for him. That is just how it always happens! We do love the snow though. It is so beautiful! It just amazes me!