TENDER MERCIES, TENDER MOMENTS

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*** I wrote this post a few weeks ago…but due to the busy mom life of two, I got distracted and then forgot about it.  But it’s one I still feel is worth sharing. ***

My heart is so full right now, I wanted to sit down and type it out while it is in the moment.  I’m sitting here on the couch playing soft instrumental Christmas music with a roaring fire on my TV screen, candles burning and my two little girls snuggled up together and sleeping soundly.  Today (Tuesday) is Daniel’s first day back at work, and my first day alone with TWO children now.  I was dreading this day and getting so stressed out thinking about it I kept breaking down in tears last night.  I prayed so hard that Heavenly FAther would help me get through this day while still being loving, patient, happy and what my girls-especially Kylie-need.
The amount of small tender mercies that have come about today is heart warming to me.  Just the fact that my sweet Kylie-who never falls asleep without her bed, pillow, pink blanket, mousy cup & teddy bear-asked to hold Harley, then fell asleep just gives me butterflies all over.  Other little acts of love sent from Heavenly Father today—–

Got up early with enough energy to make Santa Pancakes w/Kylie

While Kylie ate breakfast Harley was conveniently asleep, so I read Kylie books while she ate, which she got a huge kick out of

Kylie took a bad fall off the couch and Harley was again conveniently sleeping deeply so I comforted Kylie girl.  She cuddle up on my chest and just held onto me.

I was able to get the dishes and laundry done while Kylie entertained herself happily

some friends came to visit and bring me a homemade pot pie and some flowers

I’m feeling energized despite waking up at 6 am

 Have a wonderful week everyone.  Be sure to live in and appreciate the moment, and recognize those sweet and tender moments in your life, because they are there.

“There is no tomorrow to remember if we don’t do something today”

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-Thomas S. Monson

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