Do you ever have times in your life where you feel like you just.cannot.take.one.more.thing? Well, I have been feeling that way for the past few weeks. I had been getting pretty snippy, negative, and downright grumpy. Yesterday afternoon was super-busy and I was looking forward to going to our Stake's Women's Conference - until Mr. Blue got stuck in traffic.
He called to let me know that he would be late, and being the understanding wife that I am I bawled into the phone and said, "Why are you always late when I need to get to something that is important to me?" Bawl.Bawl.Bawl. (Sometimes I am so mature I astound myself.) After I hung up the phone I realized how silly I was being. The only thing I was going to be late for was the dinner. I would be there in plenty of time for the speakers.
I am so grateful that I went. Each of the speakers had something to say that I felt was meant just for me. I had been praying for certain things and I felt like my prayers were answered. My spiritual cup was running over by the time I left. Earlier in the day, Miss Pink and I sat on the couch reading The Friend. There was a quote in it by President Monson that said, "There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven on earth." I love that. It was another answer to prayer. My home cannot be a bit of heaven on earth unless I try.
I am grateful that Heavenly Father knows me. He knows me personally and he loves and cares about me - enough to have answered my prayers in so many ways.