Sunday, October 7, 2012

Light No. 40

This week has had an interesting juxtaposition of highs and lows.  
Christian's birthday, having friends and cousins over, first snow, beautiful fall colors, getting the house cleaned up, listening to General Conference and spending time at my parents' home.  

It was a great weekend, celebrating Christian's baptism with family and friends.  It was a very sweet service and we are so very proud of Christian and his choice to become an official member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

A few hours before the baptism we were involved in a scary car accident that shook us up and makes me so grateful that we are watched over and protected the way that we are.  It could have been so much worse.  There are so many tender mercies involved I cannot doubt Heavenly Father preserving us and watching over us even in the very moment that we crashed.  It is going to take some time to sort through everything and get my body back to active pain free condition but I'm thankful that I am ok, that all of my children are safe, and that Kurt wasn't hurt. 

Low points: 
The van that I love is crashed.  Savanna strained her neck.  My body hurts.  All of this is expensive.  I know it's silly but I'm sad about the van, and I'm sad about my back and neck.  I'm already driving myself crazy not being able to move around and do all that I need to do.  And it's only day 2. 

Sailing on, 


  1. I'm so sad for you guys and for your van. Also grateful that no one was seriously hurt but wish that I were closer so that I could come and help.

  2. I am so sorry! Hugely grateful no one was seriously hurt. Sad for your losses and grateful for the Lord's mercy. Praying for you guys. Sweet Christian. Love the pic from his baptism. Love and miss you.

  3. I am so sorry! I too wish I were closer to come and help, but we are praying for you guys and we love you! I am grateful nobody is seriously injured.

  4. OH Em, I only heard about your accident last night. I'm so very, very sorry. I understand your sadness about it all; I would feel the same way. I'm proud of you for noticing the blessings, even when what's wrong is so obvious. You are a rock and I love you.

  5. Oh no. Please let me know how I can help. I agree - when you look for how the Lord has His hand in your life during this time, it makes the trials easier to bear. I have to keep reminding myself of that too.