How do I begin to tell you how much you mean to me? In my eyes, a year ago today, an angel was born. I can't describe the joy and happiness you bring to my life. Your smile makes my heart leap and your sweet personality makes me melt. You make my life complete. There are so many things that make you happy...
You love your brother, Logan. Every morning when you wake up he yells, "Shelby Belles," and runs and gives you a hug. When you get excited you start kicking your feet; every morning i get you out of bed this is your ritual... always happy, see mommy, lay on your tummy, start kicking like crazy because you can't hold your happiness in. You love any and every food I have ever fed you. Your crooked smile is intoxicating especially because you always have a smile. Everyone that knows you can't help but love you because you are just so stinkin' cute. You have your daddy in the palm of your hand, actually, you have both of your parents in the palm of your hand. I can't imagine my life without you and I will forever be grateful that I am blessed to have such an angel as my daughter.
All my love, mommy
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Posted by Nordhoff Family at 8:30 AM
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Earlier this week i was out running errands with the kids. I unlocked the car, got the kids in the car and then, like i do many times, couldn't find where i put my keys after i unlocked the car. As I was searching i thought...hmmm... this could be a good teaching opportunity for Logan. In conference this past week i was reminded that i need to be a much better mom and i need to teach my kids about the gospel even more starting today. So... I said, "Logan, Mom can't find her keys, let's say a prayer and ask Heavenly Father to help mom remember where she put her keys." We said a prayer, I looked around and there they were.
A few days later the same situation happened. As I was looking around for my keys Logan said, "mom we need to say a prayer to find them." Yeah!- my child is listening to me.I am sure we would have found them eventually,but I was wanting to teach a gospel principal so we prayed and we found them again. Right after we found them, "Logan said, mom we need to say a prayer to find my keys." This is when I kind of panicked. Logan had some "cars" keys that have been lost for months. I really gave up on finding them because I was sure they were probably stashed somewhere never to be found again. But, we said the prayer. Right after the prayer, "Logan said, mom, it didn't work." I said, "maybe we can go home and look for them and heavenly father can help us remember where you put them last." But, Logan needed to call nana immediately and tell her that he couldn't find his keys anywhere and he prayed and it didn't work. So, we called nana. Logan said to her in a sad tone, "Nana, i can't find my keys they's is lost. I said a prayer and it duhdn't work." Nana, then to my surprise said- Oh, I found your keys at my house this morning. Logan then said, "mom it worked- nana found my keys." Um... ok, these keys were lost people. I had zero faith that we would ever find them and thus, my teaching methods had gone down the drain. But, apparently I was the one that needed to learn a lesson. Logan does understand what I am teaching him and he has way more faith than i do. When i came home and told bry what happened he said, " we need to start having him pray for more things." Seriously, what a great lesson i learned by teaching my amazing child the power of prayer.
Posted by Nordhoff Family at 1:20 PM