Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Some Thoughts

Our weekend was EXACTLY what we hoped it would be--a much needed spiritual boost. All the meetings went well and the talks on Saturday and Sunday were wonderful. Our testimonies were strengthened. (We were very proud of Kyle who did a fantastic job with his talk on "How I'm Preparing for a Mission and Why I'm Going on a Mission".)

In my previous post, someone left an anonymous comment. I would like to address a couple of the comments. Much of what was said does not need to be addressed--anyone who has read my blog for any length of time knows that I ENJOY serving. I use my blog as a time to record my thoughts so I don't forget what I'm doing. Honestly, if I was too busy, I would not have had the time to blog about the whole thing ; ) Saying no is not a problem--I've done it quite often.

As far as being overwhelmed--the meal turned out great--I felt totally rejuvenated from the whole experience. It's always amazing to me how we are always able to do what needs to be done and are blessed for our efforts. My hubby enjoyed the whole Conference and has no regrets about anything he had to do.

Regarding our "need to grieve", let me assure you, we will all miss my MIL--she lived a fantastic life. She enjoyed 90 wonderful years. We rejoice in the knowledge we will see her again. On Saturday we will celebrate her legacy. We have great gatherings planned with our children and extended family.

So, "anonymous", do not worry--we are fine.

We are here in Utah. Trip down was great.

(Accidentally, hit the "publish" button. Will write more later)



28 comments:

Klin said...

So glad you had a safe trip down. I love how you address the comments from Anonymous (ever notice how many people have that name :P)

How did I get to be first? It's my lucky day.

Tonya said...

I dilly dallied too long and missed out being first..dern it.

I'm glad the talks all went well and as usual you handled everything with the grace and class I come to know you have.

Somebody Loved said...

I am glad you are safe and all went well. I look forward to hearing more... hitting the publish button too early... silly you.

If by chance...
if 'Outside Looking In' reads this comment... I would love to chat with you via e.mail. There was some truth to your observations.
my e.mail is nevada(_)kings(@)hotmail(.)com [without the parenthesis] I certainly would like to have a conversation with you.

ToOdLeS.ShEiLa

Liam's Mom said...

You are such a gracious blogger! I like how you responded to "anonymous."

I'd love to see you while you are here. Liam and I are free each day until Monday.

aurora said...

So glad that that you are safely there. xo

Millie said...

When it comes to being anything other than a Mormon woman, I think I would rather pass.

Heffalump said...

You are a very gracious responder Yvonne.
I'm so glad your weekend went well!

txmommy said...

I hate anonymous comments. they are always by someone afraid to use their real name, and usually not nice. Sorry you got one.

GLad the dinner and conference went well. I hope you have a great time in Utah.

Looking forward to your wedding trip :)

Nancy Face said...

Yvonne, you're so wonderful, and I learn so much from you! It makes me happy that this past weekend was so uplifting in so many ways! :)

JustRandi said...

Yvonne-
I think you handle the pressures that EVERY woman feels so well.
Mormon or not, don't we all have many many things on our plates?

I don't understand what your religion has to do with it in the least. If you weren't using your talents at the church, surely you'd be using them at the school, or a shelter or some other good cause.
You're that wonderful!

Suzanne said...

Yvonne, you are a great example to me of service! I know how happy it makes you. I love to read your posts. I hope things go well while you're down here in Utah. I will be thinking of you!!! :)

And LOL at Millie! Amen!

carolyne b said...

you were right Kyle did a wonderful job with his talk. I get nervous just giving a talk for sacrement I don't know how I'd manage at stake conference. Allen did a wonderful tribute to his mother. It was very touching. I have a question though; do you have to (for lack of a better word) entertain the 70 when he (and maybe wife) come up. I always wondered does he go back to his hotel or stay with the SP or mission house? It was wonderful to see so many families all the way to the stage ( sitting on).

Natalie said...

Hi, I think you are wonderful and I'm so glad that you're safe. Sounds like things went so well and I'm glad.
Love your gracious response.
Have a great time in Utah.

Ashley said...

I usually don't like my anonymous comments. But everyone is entitled to an opinion I guess. I can't remember if I have them blocked now or not. I hope you all enjoy your stay in Utah. It is hard to get internet time when you are away I am now finding out....

Corrine said...

I hope you enjoy your trip down visiting with family and celebrating the life of your mother in law.

glad stake conference and stuff went well, and glad you accidently hit publish cuz I enjoy reading your blog.

sweetpea said...

I'm so glad your weekend was what you needed it to be.

mindyluwho said...

As I caught up on your blog and read your post on the passing of your MIL my heart hurts for you and your family. Looking through your pictures of your MIL makes me think of my own MIL and how much I love her and how blessed I am to have been placed in her family. How wonderful it is to have such a great relationship with our in-laws.

aubrey said...

i'm glad you had a lovely weekend, yvonne! glad to catch up on what's going on in your life. you are awesome!

Amber said...

Ahh, don't you love those anonymous comments? I disbanded mine after some nasty ones. I am so glad you had a wonderfully uplifting experience and trip!

No Cool Story said...

ITA with Yvonne, you are a great example to me of service.

Service is love put into action.
And love is what you get back!

You are awesome.

Valerie said...

I have always believed that when we are serving others we are acting in behalf of a loving Heavenly Father, who can't physically be here to do those things himself. But I'm sure that the frantic pace of some Mormon women can be daunting!
Glad things are going well for you!

Jodi said...

Oh Yvonne you are so amazing! Your blog always inspires me so much! I haven't been taking the time to read others blogs lately, but when I do get a chance your's is always one of the first I come to. Everytime I do, I kick myself for not making the time to go blog hopping. I am always so uplifted when I come here! I am so sorry about your MIL. I can tell what a great lady she was from your post. Thanks for being YOU! You light up my days!!!

Chel said...

It's no surprise to me how you handled this all with dignity and class. You have taught me more than you will ever know.
I don't think 'anonymous' was mean or rude, but rather stating how she perceived something - and I think by the way you handled it, it was put to rest instead of jumping on her and getting defensive.
You are amazing! And you have handled everything perfectly.
xxxx

utmommy said...

Glad you had a safe trip. Maybe we should try to go out for some Cold Stone while you're here!!

Tori :) said...

Thinking of you Yvonne...

Annie said...

praying for your family.

Jess said...

I hope everything has gone well for you guys in Utah. I agree that Stake conference was amazing. We have some amazing leaders!!

Magirk said...

Ok, so I just read the anonymous comment. And though I have my tough moments in life, I'm really sad to know that that is the 'outside' impression of LDS women. And I really hope I don't give off depression vibes on my blog.

Anyway. I just wanted to clarify about my last comment - that you inspire me.

I didn't mean that because of all that you DO - teaching, conferences, dinners, travel, etc - though you do inspire me that way too.

Through your writing, I can sense your spirit, and I know you have a beautiful spirit. I'm sorry you got a comment like that, you don't deserve it at all.

I agree that there's nothing I'd rather be than a Mormon woman. I've been on the not-so-Mormon woman side, and it's not great. This way of life is waaaaay better than anything the world can offer.

(((Hugs)))