My favorite day of the week is Sunday. I am just always so thankful to be able to be home with my family and go to church each week. Right now, I miss that Ty is not able to go to church with me. I miss sitting beside him and holding his hand. I have always been so proud to be his wife. I realize that I took so many things for granted. It's really the little things.
I have the most loving church ward. They are so concerned for me and our family. We moved to Murray Utah about 16 years ago. I never thought we would live in our home or area as long as we have. I simply fell in love with our neighbors and friends. I knew this was where we should raise our family. I have been surrounded by friends who inspire me so much.
This weekend I went to the viewing and funeral of our dear friend Craig. Heartbroken and sad, I just had a hard week. I decided to go to the store last night(yes, we had NO milk) and NO food and I prayed for comfort for the Buchi family and for peace in my heart. I was just dragging around and feeling sorry for myself. I knew that I needed to dig deep and feel peace. I pulled off the side of the road and prayed. I needed the silence. I felt an OVERWHELMING feeling come over me of LOVE and strengthn beyond my own. I instantly felt strongly that God gives us trials and hard times to help us and HE is with us during these hard times. I felt like a bubble surrounded me with LOVE and HOPE. I knew Craig was with God and that I must remember him and his example as an example to me in my own life. I need to be happy and support Ty so that he has a cheerleader around him. I love him so much and he needs me to lift him when he is down. I know I can do this.
I wanted to talk tonight about my daughters Taylor, and Gentry. My sweet girls let me call them NUMEROUS times a day and night. They listen to me over and over again. I am one very thankful mom. They went to the viewing and funeral with me. I love that my girls and I are so close. I love that they actually want to spend time with me. It's hard because I do miss McKay. They are like the three muskateers. My girls are very close. I wish Kayla was closer because she is loved and now part of the family of girls. The four of them are so much alike and they just love each other.
(josilyn and mckay- june 2013)
Everyone has asked how McKay is doing on her mission. She is so happy and so loves the Spanish language and people. McKay truly radiates and we are blessed as a family with her service right now. I write her every week, we email each week and I keep her updated on dad. I keep sending her packages of socks, Essie nail polish and notepads.
I wanted to share some ARTWORK that Gentry is doing and selling on ETSY. This was one that she made custom for Amy.
I love that Gentry can use her art background and talent to make such beautiful reminders for the home. I told her I'm next. I want a white, gold and glittered one for Christmas. They take about a week to create and she does them all by hand. I love that she is helping support Devan as he is working on his next degree.