Saturday, February 4, 2012

A full heart

As I sit and write this I realize I have been neglecting my poor little blog and keeping up on Facebook instead. On Wed my Dr. put me on modified bed rest due to my contractions picking up frequency and intensity. Basically it means I need to ask for a lot of help, doing really simple normal things. I have a week where I need help and then I will be good. Today as I headed to my "Presidency meeting" for our primary I walked drove up and wondered why there where so many cars, well lucky for everyone I just figured Gwen invited extra people. I walked in and there were a bunch of my friends all there to shower me with love and gifts. I am so grateful for the friends I have and how wonderful they have all been during this deployment. Taking my kids, phone calls to see how I was doing and all sorts of little things. But mostly I can't believe how blessed I have been with the generosity of my friends in handing down all their baby stuff. I have seriously bought almost nothing and she is fully stocked until she is at least 2! This deployment/pregnancy has really been a lesson in humility for me. I have never in my life had to ask for so much help as I have the past 6 months. It took me a long time to even feel like I sort of liked NJ and now I can say it is really starting to feel like home. When we do eventually leave this place I will be so sad to leave the wonderful, loving and caring people that have welcomed me with open arms and loving smiles for my children and me. I am just so overwhelmed with the amount of love and kindness I have been shown this past week and it makes me want to continue to be a kind and generous person, even more so than I ever have been. To all of the people who help make my life a better one, THANK YOU, truly you have no idea how much I love and appreciate you!


Christy said...

So glad to know that there are people near you who are helping.

Laura said...

I am so glad you are surrounded by such caring and giving friends!

melanee said...

We are always watched over. Just glad that you are being cared for since I am so far away.