Sunday, March 22, 2009


Hubby decided he would make breakfast this morning and let me start getting ready for church. We had to be at church early for Temple recommend interviews. We were late (as usual) I got to go first. As I am in the interview answering the questions I start to cry feeling this wonderful love for my Father in Heaven. It was so uncontrollable and I finally got a hold of my self about 5 minutes after I was done with the interview. It was then time for church to start so hubby had to wait to get in during Sunday school. The kiddos were coming with Dallas who was very late getting them there. In the mean time I sat in the back of the church by myself and reflecting on life lately. Thinking of all the different trials and blessing that I have experienced. I found my mind way off of what was going on. I just felt a great love and happiness for the trials I have been given, for the loving family that Alan and I have and the wonderful people I have met, be it in person or blogs & emails. What a great life that I have been given.
The spirit was so strong for me in church today and I was so touched by the sounds and there were many! There was 4 members of the youth that sang and it was so beautiful, I just loved the sound and talent they shared.
Lately I have been reflecting on my calling as a mother and wife. I think so many times I take for granted the wonderful and loving husband/eternal companion I have. We get along so well and are total opposites. He is serious most of the time and I am a dingbat. He thinks things through and I just want to jump in and take the risk. I am so very grateful for this guy. He puts up with my nutty ideas and crazy things I do and say. He is my rock and I love him.
Then thinking about my children and how much they have grown and seeing the different strengths in each of them. With all the many laughs and tears that have been shed. It is amazing that I have been given so much to be responsible for. I would do anything for them even give my life for them.
I often wounder what I am suppose to be doing in my life and yes I guess I am doing what the Lord wants me to do. But my thoughts are to strive to do more that will bring blessings to my husband and children.
I am often inspired by blogs that I read to change things or make things to make my house beautiful and be a more productive person. The Lord works in many ways to speak to us through others. So thank you to all you wonderful bloggers that inspire and touch my life even if you don't know you do.
My I encourage you in a positive way sometimes.
Have a great Sunday! Hugs, Bobbi Jo


Jaclyn said...

What a great feeling to have! Although... while I appreciate feeling the love of Christ I hate having an emotional Sunday. I so do not like to cry :)

Connie said...

This post could have been written by me, chick! Truly, I am so grateful for my hubby that sometimes it just makes me cry with happiness. He's in Kansas City until wednesday and we keep in touch by phone, but I worry every second he is away. I cannot express my love for that man, honey. I could forgive him anything; that is how MUCH I love him. I missed church today to take him to the airport at 4 am. Truly a reflective day for me also. I need more love in my heart for some of these people.........'nuf said......

Lynn said...

This is the sweetest post. I know what you mean, that sometimes tears of gratitute to our Heavenly Father just come, out of thankfulness for all of our blessings. Lately I've tried to be more mindful of all the simple things I usually take for granted: I have two eyes that work. I can taste. My two legs work. I have a car to drive. So many blessings in my life. Not the least of which is my family. Thanks for your sweet reminder :)

nikkicrumpet said...

It's always the neatest thing when from out of the blue the spirit just touches our heart in a profound way. And it's always such a wonderful experience to feel that closeness with our Heavenly Father. You are lucky to have such a wonderful husband and family. Those are the things that make us truly rich. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. And I'm with you...I am so inspired by so many of the blogs and the ladies who write them. There are some wonderful people here.

LillySue said...

Bobbi Jo~
Isn't it so lovely when we get those hugs from our Lord. That's what I call it when I just am overcome with his love and presence. I usually cry too. My kids have come to look at me fondly when I am weeping in church. My daughter is NOT an emotional person and she is the one who always smiles at me the sweetest while the tears are streaming down my cheeks. Our church is doing a lot of work in Uganda. Members travel there a lot and come back to tell what has been going on and they bring pictures to show. They say how the Africans there love the members of our church so much and how they ALWAYS pray for us. The tears go everytime someone tells that!! Who are we that they should love us so much!!
Sending Hugs and Blessings~ LillySue

Ham N Cheese said...

is there such thing as a more productive person then you?

Cherie said...

What a beautiful post. It is so wonderful to be grateful for our own lives and what we have - especially the people in them.
My hubby and I are also opposites and I have always believed that is what make our marraige magical.
I am so glad the spirit touched your heart yesterday and thanks for sharing it with all of us.


MyJourneyBack said...

this was a beautiful post. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I just came over from so somewhere I am not sure where. I started at 11th Heaven and ended up here. I am glad I did. Nice to meet you. I too am grateful for all the ladies I get to meet through blogging.
Thanks again for sharing.

Kristine Hipps said...

Great post! I had a Sunday like that, too. Not this Sunday, but I had one...

Carolyn said...

It is very nice to read other blogs and find people that seem to have the same interests and priorities as me. I love my family, I love being a homemaker and I love the church.
I can relate to the crying. I cry at the mention of my kids or anything spiritual. I wish I could control it but I wear my heart on my sleeve(is that how the saying goes?). Could be worse I suppose.