Monday, November 25, 2013

First Potatoes


Amidst the hustle and bustle of preparing to host 30 family members for my first Thanksgiving, there have been many tender mercies.  

From Him supplying an extra freezer that we badly needed, to feeling my Grandmother near as I cooked her special recipes the other day, we have truly felt the love of God from both family and friends.

It has become clear to me that Heavenly Father has had this family gathering, the central event being Guy's baptism, on His radar for quite some time.

The proof is in so many tiny miracles and tender assurances that pop up at every turn.  

The most recent one came today.  As I was searching for a picture to hang, I found instead this Relief Society Literary contest pamphlet that my Mom entered in 1982.  She wrote a piece about me at age 4.5.  She gave me the pamphlet with a host of other books some time ago, but I only just took a moment to read it today.

How appropriate that it would be entitled "First Potatoes" as I get ready to peel potatoes for my "first Thanksgiving" gathering as the woman of the house. (Finally, yay!!!)




Thanks, Mom (and Dad!), for giving me this and so many other gifts and the confidence to say, "Well, I can do it--I's a Mudder, ain't I?"

After all, you always lived that phrase.  I just followed you.

And that's probably why I call all my own girls "Little Mama."  Because the cycle continues.
And now I have my own little Mamas to raise.

My Baby Soft-Sounds
My Real Baby Honor!

Have a great Thanksgiving, everyone!


PS - For the record that koala looked good when I got through with it...my sister on the other hand...not to much, I'm guessing.  And yes, I still cut my own hair!

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  1. That is so cute Jocelyn! Aren't you so glad you mother wrote that and gave it to you later? Good luck on your big dinner!

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    1. More than she knows I'm sure! All.mothers should do this!!

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  2. So glad you still have this one, even if overlooked til now. but there are days (like this one with the miserable storm brewing and me fearing we aren't going to make it to you for Turkey Day) that I sort of say...this Mudder cannot do it all, not this time, not this assignment, not this year.

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    1. You can do it. ..my kids are praying the weather away!!!

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  3. Oh my! This is priceless...your mom sounds like you in her writng voice....and i always wondered where u got this talent...and.....how amazing to see you now in your mommy glory! Priceless! ?.ps..even the hair styling angst continues! Lol! Happy thanksgivkng to you and the 30 coming!

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    1. You know, Kim, it's funny...I thought the same thing! My voice is her voice! I never realized that about my writing until now!!! But I should have!

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  4. Oh my! This is priceless...your mom sounds like you in her writng voice....and i always wondered where u got this talent...and.....how amazing to see you now in your mommy glory! Priceless! ?.ps..even the hair styling angst continues! Lol! Happy thanksgivkng to you and the 30 coming!

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  5. what a sweet story, glad it didn't get lost...happy thanksgiving to you all!

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  6. What an adorable story! Isn't it nice to know you were such a cute little girl, albeit with self cut hair?

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  7. Seriously, what a treasure!!!! Oh how sweet this is. I love it so much!!! How are you? No posts for 10 days!!!! ARe you ALIVE????

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    1. Ha ha, Erin!!!! You are funny! Yes, I'm alive...just recovering and putting everything back in order after hosting Thanksgiving. I will post around it either Sunday or Monday...because of your nudging! XO Thanks for caring about me!

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