So my 3 1/2 year old is in my room with her clothes on. A few minutes later I look at her and she is now naked. Next to her is a puddle. Yup… she pee’d on my floor. Grrr!
Me: “You don’t know how the floor got wet?”
It’s up where angels fly, it’s the heavens up above.
The home of our second world where we will all meet again.
So we must remember that our lives never really end.
So when you feel sad and blue and you think you lost all hope,
your loved one’s somewhere new,
and there’s loved ones here to help you cope.”
A few days ago my Aunt (my dad’s sister) was killed in a tragic accident. Someone ran her over and left the scene. Hopefully they find the person that took her life.
Although it is sad that she was taken senselessly, I am so grateful for the plan of salvation! What a great day that will be when I can do her temple work!
The death of my aunt made me realize that we need to remember to let our loved ones know that we love them no matter how difficult it may be to tell them because if you don’t it could be to late.
Jessica: “Who’s in my milk?”
Jessica: “Nobody’s in my milk?”
Jessica: “How come you make nasty chocolate milk!”
Now I am laughing even more hysterically! I’m sure she meant to say “what’s” instead of “who’s” in my milk. Hmmm… at least I hope that’s what she meant.
My little girl turned 15 last month. I love my daughter Ande. She is my life and joy! I know I make fun of her because of her “blond moments” but it’s all out of love. (Ande… you know I love you!)
I know teenagers can be problems at times, yes that includes Ande as well. But for the most part, she is an amazing teenage daughter. She does get upset with me at times, but I find it rather interesting that even though she is angry with me or hates me, she still wants to be around me. Hmm… could it be LOVE and not hatred? I love that after we get in arguments or discussions, Ande will come to me later in the day or the next day and give me hug or do some type of gesture so that I know that she still loves me. I love that Ande sometimes writes me notes (yea, most of the time it’s because it’s a holiday, but at times it’s because she loves me.)
and it surely makes me proud,
to know I’m one of her pesky kids,
and to sing her praises loud.
almost every year.
and on that day she’ll ponder life,
and even shed a tear.
she says they make her old,
but she’s as sharp as she ever was,
if the truth be told.
so then I could teach my pesky kids,
the things my mom taught me.
I love that Ande has told me that she understands why I don’t allow her to do things and that she understands why I worry about her and why I do things in certain ways. Don’t get me wrong, even though she has told me that on several occasions, she still makes it clear that she doesn’t like my decisions at times but she still says that she understands why I make certain decisions.
I love that Ande has an amazing sense of humor. I love that she is beautiful both inside and out. I love that Ande can brighten up a room when she walks in. I love that Ande looks up to me. Ande has been and I know will continue to be a wonderful role model mainly to her little sister as well as her friends, cousins and those that have any contact with her.
Have I mentioned that I absolutely love my Ande? I love that Ande has brought me so much joy! I remember I used to read the book I’ll Love You Forever to her every night. It became one of our favorites.
I’ll Like You For Always,
As Long As I’m Living,
My Baby You’ll Be!
I LOVE YOU ANDE!!!
Me: Jessica, do you want to watch a Jesus movie? (that’s what she calls the Animated stories of the book of Mormon)
Jessica: NO! I wanna watch the getting high movie?
Me: The WHAT?
Jessica: I say the getting high movie!
Me: The getting high movie?
Jessica: UHHH! YES! The getting high movie!!!