Thursday, November 8, 2007
Well we're off in 2 days! Last minute things are getting done and we're slowly saying our goodbyes to people.
I thought we had gotten out of speaking in church, but a memeber of the bishopric approached me last Sunday and asked me to speak. My first reaction was "What about Dru?" But Dru got out of it. So it's only me. So on top of everything else I'm also working on a talk.
I guess I just wanted you guys to know how much we love you and are going to miss you. Even though it seems like all my dreams are coming true, I know I'll miss Utah and everyone.
I also know it's going to fly by and we'll be back causing mischief in no time. Have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas. I hope the blessing goes well Brooke and that Graham has a great baptism. It's things like these that makes me sad Dru and I are from different countries. We'll always be missing out on something in someones family for all of our lives.
I'll post every week and I'm sure Dru will call and talk to his family often.
I thought these pic's of Masaru were great!! So I thought I'd leave them with you to make you smile!!
Sunday, November 4, 2007
I've been thinking a lot about the miracle of life these last few days. With the birth of our long awaited angel and the death of my BFF's baby and then the death of a guy I was in H.S. with(way too young to die) I have thought and cried a lot this week. Life has come as such a blessing to this house, yet to others life has been taken away. I have thought about how these individuals who have been left behind must feel. Life just isn't fair. I feel guilt to have such a healthy adorable baby when my BFF has lost her little guy. I feel guilt to have such a wonderful, healthy, loving husband when others are left to raise a child without a spouse. I feel soooo blessed to have the gospel in my life and to know that these sweet people will all be reunited with their loved ones again. Comforting thoughts?, for me, but I'm sure not as comforting for those who are grieving the loss of their child or spouse. I think about all the times that I have complained about my problems in life. Then I think about Bryce and the way he fought with such dignity to beat cancer. His wife has told the story so eloquently and it makes you stop and think about the things in life you are complaining about. I think I will be trying a little harder each day to complain a little less about the things of this life. After all I still have a life and I have a wonderful devoted spouse who loves me. I still have an adorable little child who I can cradle in my arms when the moment so moves me. Life is so precious, yet so frail. Just something to think about...
Posted by Brooke at 12:04 PM