Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I Know You

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Aaron had a bad dream last night.
When he woke up this morning, he was laying there in bed and he told me that he had a bad dream.
I always ask him to tell me about them so that I can try to take away some of the scariness of them. My mom always asked us to tell her about our bad dreams and it always made me feel better to tell her about my bad dream. So, I always ask Aaron to tell me about his. I hope it makes him feel better, I think it does.

He said that in his bad dream, I was there.
He said that we were all up at Grandpa and Grandma's house.

I asked him if a lot of the family was there and he said yes.

He said that in his dream, no one knew who he was.

As he told me this, his face started to get really sad and I could tell he was fighting tears as he told me that no one knew who he was in his dream.

Now I am starting to cry as I type this... it breaks my heart.

I told him that I will always know who he is.

He wasn't sobbing, he was just laying there with his head on his pillow and tears were spilling from his eyes as he shared his dream. I wiped away each tear as I asked him questions and reassured him that it will never happen and told him how much I love him.

Tonight he told me that while he was having that dream, he knew that there was no way that I wouldn't know who he was and that the others wouldn't know who he was... so he knew it had to be a dream and he tried to wake himself up from it. I love that he knew I would always know who he is.

I told him tonight that
"I know you and I love you and I will always know you and I will always love you."

He smiled at that.

My sweet boy. I love him so much.

Not to always try to bring gospel stuff into every serious posting,
but as I pondered on this tonight, a scripture came to mind and I had to share it with this posting.

Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the Lord hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
But Zion said, The Lord hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me.
Can a women forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
~ Isaiah 49: 13-16

Just seeing how insecure it made Aaron Jr feel when none of us knew who he was in his dream, it made me feel so grateful to feel secure in my knowledge that...

Jesus Christ knows each one of us
and He loves each one of us.
And He always will.
What a blessing to know that.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Thankful Tree

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We went to my sister Karey's house for Thanksgiving this year.
A couple of my brothers' families came as well.
Here is Aaron with a piece of pumpkin pie. Mmm...

Karey's family had made a poster that they had painted a 'Thankful Tree' on.
They also cut out a bunch of little leaves out of paper and we were all supposed to write things that we are thankful for on those leaves, then hang them on the tree.

My thankful leaves were things like:
Aaron Jr
Jesus Christ
The Gospel
I am so blessed.

Aaron Jr wrote all of the things in these photos below:
(I will translate below each photo.)

"I am grateful for Jesus"

"I am grateful for Mom"

"I am grateful for Pizza Pie"

"I am grateful for my cousins"

  "my uncles, P.S."

"Ode my dog"

"I am grateful for me"

"my friends"

"I am grateful for stuff"

"I am grateful for trees, P.S."

"Pie, P.S."

The Thankful Tree
Thanks Karey's family!

Thanksgiving with the other side of the family.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Delicious Autumn!

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Delicious autumn!
My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird
I would fly about the earth
seeking the successive autumns.
~ George Eliot

 I am still SO far behind on my blog...
In November, Aaron and I went and raked the leaves in the yard.

The photos below are the fun we had after we raked all of the leaves into a pile.
There are a lot, but I cut out as many as I could. :)






















 Thanks for taking these photos, Lori.

Lori brought her kids over and they all took turns as well.
This is Sophie and Lily.




Michael and Aaron.



Julia and Anna.

Lori and her kids. YAY!


We sure had fun.

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