There are times in my life where I've felt like I've really been prepared way ahead of time for big events or big news. We got some big news today that will definitely result in some hard times coming up, but we can retrospectively see what has taken place to prepare our family for the adjustments coming our way. We could certainly use your prayers though.
I'm really loving this break. This is the first time in years that I haven't had any homework to do during a break. I have needed these mornings meant for sleeping in. And I get to be with kiddos all day everyday. I've decided to go on a mission for the LDS Church this spring. Girls serve for 18 months so, depending on when I leave, I won't be home next Christmas, and possibly the one after that. So I've been soaking this up because it's going to come fast. It will be hard to miss major events like Finley's baptisms and the babies that are on their way, but mostly it will be hard not to be a part of little everyday moments. It will be so worth it though. I will get to spend a year and a half completely devoted to sharing what has made me so happy. I will get to teach people that families can be together forever. I will get to teach people that there is no mistake too big and that it is never too late to change. And I can't think of anything sweeter or more rewarding.
Tonight, I went with my parents to the Lower Lights concert at the Masonic Temple in Salt Lake. I have been looking forward to this ever since I went to the Mindy Gledhill concert earlier this month. I am a small-comfy-cozy-concert kind of gal. They really do something wonderful for me. Like make me forget that it is practically zero degrees outside. And that is good, because I sure do complain about the cold a lot. The Lower Lights is a group made up of a whole bunch of artists who all have their own musical endeavors on the side. I think there are 42 people who play in the group and whoever is in town plays at the concerts. I counted 17 musicians on the stage at one time. That many people made for rich, complex, enveloping music. The last couple of years we have given my grandpa one of their CDs. We import it to our iTunes before he even gets a chance to open it. (: