So Dan and I had to give talks in church this last Sunday. We knew about it for a good 2 weeks, but didn't actually sit down and write them until the Saturday before. Isn't that how we all do it? Anyways, I was a nervous wreck. I used to love speaking in front of people. I did it a lot in high school and I never minded. And most of the people I was speaking in front of then hated me so how was I not nervous? I don't know, but what I do know is now I get super nervous. So there I was, freaking out, sweating, re reading my talk over and over and I look at Dan and it's like he was excited! haha ok, maybe not excited, but he was calm, cool, and collected. Anyways, everything went fine. I felt like I did ok. I knew I was going to cry because my talk was on the importance of having an eternal family. There was a few sentences that really come from my heart and I cried when I wrote them, so I was like "Oh great, I'm going to bawl like a baby!" Luckily it wasn't too bad. All I talked about was how a lot of girls/women think that if they have a baby their lives will basically end. They don't get to go on fancy vacations, buy their dream car, get their degrees, etc.... So I said that my life didn't end when I had my baby, I felt like I was finally living what I had prepared for most of my life. I strongly feel that this is what I'm supposed to be doing. Being a Mom is so rewarding. It's something you can't possible comprehend until you are actually a Mother.
Later, we went out to Melba for my Mom's birthday dinner. It was good to see my family and spend time with them. My Mom is so amazing. She's my best friend. I think we talk at least every day and see eachother at least once a week. She's always been there for me and has gotten me through so much. I would honestly be lost without her and her advice and friendship. She lost her Mom when she was just a few years older than I am, I can't imagine having to go through that. I'm glad that her and I have such a strong relationship.
On a different note! Dan and I are joining my family for spring break in California! I'm so excited for some warm weather. Unfortunately, I have to buy a swimming suit. Not real excited for that!! But it will be so fun to get away for a week and just relax. And, we will have babysitters for Damon if just the two of us want to sneak away for a while. That will be nice too;)
Well Damon is currently napping, finally. He's teething in the back. I can't wait for all his teeth to be in! He's actually pretty good when he's teething, but there are days that are worse than others!
Oh! P.s. we got a web cam to chat with our family that lives on the East Coast. If you have skype add me! haley.morley