Thursday, December 10, 2009

Things I Could do Without

Today has me thinking about the things I could do without and I thought I would share with you.
They are in no particular order, some of them are totally dumb and some are not at all.
-Corruption in the world that causes broken hearts to people that I love.
-Winter so cold that it makes me cry at the thought of going outside.
-Poor health for darling older people like my poor grandpa.
-Potty training. I would like some kind of computer chip to insert into my two year old that does it for me.
-Boys that can't go outside because it is to cold and so stay in the house making giant messes, fighting and whining.
-Noise. I wish my children came with a remote control so I could turn them down. Right now I would push mute on Grayson's remote because the crying is really loud.
-Backtalking. I mean really shouldn't what I say go?
-Lyndon working. Now I am not saying I don't appreciate the income, it would be pretty rough being homeless, but couldn't he just get paid to be home and keep me warm all day?
So here are a few of the things I could do without today. While reading Henry B. Eyering's talk at the Relief Society meeting today I read something that struck me as profound and applicable for me. Speaking of past relief society sisters he said, "Their determination born of faith to serve the Lord and others seemed to take them not around the storms of life but directly into them." It would be nice to never worry, never be inconvenienced and to pee without an audience. But, that's not why I am here. Loving people and being responsible for them will mean worry, tough days and trial, but I am trying to feel that determination born of faith and hope that I am getting it right at least some of the time...What could you do without today?


Tevita and Jodi said...


LC said...

I could do without strep throat. On the flip side I'm SO grateful for penicillin--yes--almost instant cure!
My kids liked me better when I was sick and they had free reign of the place.

Janette said...

Coughing up massive amounts of mucous. Could definitely do without that!

Perla said...

kyle is so dang cool.

what could i do with out? hm...i would say teething...but then again...what would my baby do with out teeth. i could do with out painful teething. i could do with out anything that hurts little children, actually. that's what i think about mostly this week.

Laura said...

I could do without wrinkles and pimples. The twisted irony of aging in my life....from your old but dear friend~