Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Rambling on about nothing

I've had no real great "ah-ha" moments to share lately. And that's okay. I've been doing good with reading my scriptures every morning and I'm enjoying most of what I read. Sometimes just knowing that I'm doing what I'm supposed to feels good.

Life's been good lately. Obviously I've been kinda busy or I would have posted more often. But that's the way life goes. And I'd still rather be busy than bored! Today is one of those rare days when I don't have anything pressing to get done. I "should" go to the post office and get my Mom's birthday present mailed off and I "ought " to work on our family tree (the project from our Enrichment night awhile ago... it'll be the third one I've done!) I'm also looking forward to doing some reading, which hasn't been happening much lately. It seems like I sit down and get 2 pages read and have to jump up to do something else. Or I sit there late at night unable to even concentrate on the words because my brain has already gone to sleep (and is hopefully waiting for my body to follow! I know many of you moms out there can relate!!)

I've been making a conscious effort lately to take to heart my lesson on finding balance in life. I'm grateful to my husband and daughter who pointed out that I was "always" busy doing RS stuff. I needed that lesson just as much as anyone else! And it's been nice to get things done and then move on to other things. I'm doing better about not feeling the responsibility of being RS President every waking moment. This calling can easily take over almost every facet of your life, but I'm so glad I've been given the chance to learn so much. It's amazing how much love you develop for everyone you serve, even when you're not serving them directly. I love that part!

I just got the February Ensign yesterday and was flipping through it. I thought it was interesting that they had a whole string of articles relating to adoption, and from almost every point of view of those involved. I've found that it's gotten easier to read and hear about it now. I did finally send in consent for contact forms for my daughter to contact me if she wants to, but I haven't heard from her. I'm hoping it's because she's happy with her life and doesn't feel a need or a void. I'm okay with whatever happens.

I'm already out of things to write about. It didn't take long, did it? I keep trying to tell everyone how boring I am (just ask my daughter!) I just wanted to post something (anything!) so you know I'm still around!


Mama D said...

Yay! I love reading anything you want to post! Glad you're still around.

There are lessons in many things in life, and balance is one of the important ones. Probably because it is so hard to learn yet so essential to living well and joyfully.

Some days when things are really busy and stressful, I long for the boring days... I'll get one yet!

Papa D said...

It's amazing the growth that is available in the Church when you forget about what's in it for you and focus on what's in it for others. You and your wonderful husband (and daughter, also) are great examples of that.