Monday, October 11, 2010

180th LDS General Conference and our last day with Daniel

The last day that Tynelle and Daniel were here was conference weekend so we all got together for the Saturday afternon session. Looking back at all the pictures, I realize I didn't really get any of Daniel and Tynelle. The other thing I am kicking myself for is not getting pictures of me and Daniel cooking Thai food together. You should have seen the wok full of chicken curry!!!

Anyway, here are a few pictures anyway. It was good to spend some good quality time with them.

Even though I don't exactly remember all of the special things I felt during conference (hat is why I am bugged I haven't had a chance to stay current on my blogging, because I forget the little things) I do remember feeling a strong spirit—not just because I was able to hear modern-day prophets speak and testify of Christ but, because I realized how blessed I was to have all of my family surrounding me while listening to it all... pretty neat stuff.

Now, I know that I talk about 13 and 18 a lot, but I think that this weekend as I listened to some of the speakers during the conference I realized that I did OK with them as their mother for that time. I wish things were the same, but they are not. I guess that is what I meant in my last post, I want them to be the kids they were when they were here, the kids I was able to love on, hug, guide, teach, encourage, and strengthen. Now, I am just on the sidelines. I try very hard to continually let them know I care about them and love them and hope the best for them. It is getting harder and harder as time goes on. I thought it would get easier, but, it's not. I don't know quite how to explain it... it's just so different now. So, listening to General Conference at least gave my heart peace that I did my best at the time. Someday they will know that I love them as my own.

My most favorite line from all of General Conference that brought tears to my eyes was, "I am grateful for selfless parents who—perhaps for a lifetime—care for a challenged child, sometimes with more than one challenge and sometimes with more than one child." —Jefferey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

I felt stronger when I heard that and that strength even lasted the whole day... (smile)

2 remarks:

candace said...

I thought of you, immediately when that comment was said. You are a strong woman, and an awesome mom!

Rochelle said...

You are amazing, and funny - I just love ya:) And the horse talking like that in my mind made me laugh:)