Friday, September 26, 2008

Sometimes It's All Worth While


I had one of the moments that mothers dream about having tonight.

I was in the car with Taylor and I took the opportunity to bring up something that has been bothering me. She and her sister have been having such a hard time getting along lately and I've been trying to think of a way to help bring some peace between them. I think I mentioned before that I've also been trying to yell less and parent the way the Lord would want me to do, which isn't always easy for me because my first reaction is to get mad and then think of the right thing to do usually after the damage has been done. ANYWAY...

I told her I wanted her opinion on something and asked her why she thought that we call each other Brother and Sister in the church when in 'real life" brothers and sisters usually have a really hard time getting along. I told her that I thought Heavenly Father must think being a brother or sister is a pretty high station in life if that's what he wants His children to call each other and that I think that we ought to show our families at least as much respect as we do to the people in our life that we call Brother and Sister. Then I asked what she thought of my little lecture...

She thought for a minute and then said, "I think that Heavenly Father is talking to me through you" (can you picture my heart melting and dripping out my eyes?)She told me that she has been thinking lately that she needs to treat Shaylie more like her friend and we talked about some of the great qualities that Shay has and how Taylor could help her in so many ways.

The best part is when we got home Shaylie was giving Tay a hard time about drinking all the orange juice and Taylor got about 4 words of a scathing retort out of her mouth, stopped abruptly and said, "I love you Shaylie!" To which Shaylie responded, "I love you, too."

Aren't my children amazing! I'm so grateful for this blessing and for my family!

5 comments:

Melanie and Curtis said...
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Melanie and Curtis said...

Wow Tonya. What a great moment. It makes all the hard experiences worth while. Hilarious comment about your heart melting through your eyes.

Annette said...

I am so happy that you had a great moment. Your girls are very special and loving, they are going to be great mothers because of you.

mike and erin strong said...

You do have the best kids!! It was so nice to see everyone this weekend. Mike and I talked the whole way home about how we need to come up more often, and St. George really isn't that far away.
Thank Scott again for us for the beautiful blessing, and thank you again for the heartfelt testimony and gift :)
Love you bunches!!
Erin

Darin, Lyndsi and Kids said...

These are truly the moments we all live for, right? What a special experience. You are an exceptional mother and you have darling daughters!!