Thursday, May 7, 2009










So the last few months have been a bit challenging.... juggling motherhood, work, and a few minor adjustments to my life. But just to calm your inquiring minds and hearts we are alive and well. Very well in fact. Not the put on a happy face and then cry on your pillow at night when no ones around kind of well. The doing so well you actually feel a little guilty and think maybe you should start bracing yourself for round two of a dose of hard knocks. But I'm not going to sit around and miss out on this time. I'm embracing it. I don't know why I am not more sad or discouraged but I figure there will be plenty of times in the future where I will have to feel that way so in the meantime I am just loving the here and now. Not to mention I don't think I need to point out to anyone how it seems like people every where are experiencing some of the most challenging times right now. There are personal tragedies happening all around me. It puts things into perspective and makes me feel very small. I can handle the hand I am being served right now. The deck could be stacked so much more against me. My burdens feel light and my problems seem small. I don't credit myself to much of the reasons why I am doing so great. Credit goes to my Mom for loving my child as much as I do. (seriously maybe even a little bit more those two are glued together) For helping me out so much. To a loving and supportive family. Members from both fams. They know who they are and they will always feel like family. The support from them has been the number one source of comfort through these months. To acts of kindness like a sister-in law who literally tries to fix lunch for me 365 days a year. Or another who made sure I didn't go without a fun gift under the tree at Christmas. Sister in laws who made my last birthday my best ever. The knowledge that I have generous and loving Heavenly Father that still wants abundant blessings to come in my life. I have felt less fear and sadness in the last several months than I have felt in years and quite honestly I am loving my life. Accurately I am spoiled with help and support. It's flawed and uncertain but for some reason I am having a great time with it. Alright alright enough with that. Here's a little of what we have been up to.

8 comments:

Emily Ruth said...

Leis,
I am so happy you are feeling peace. You deserve it. Sending our love...
P.S. When I'm in town (june 1-12) can you do my hair? I'm due for a cut and color. I was thinking darker. For summer. I know, kinda backward..

the waites said...

wow where do i begin...

first love all the new posts, I have been waiting by the phone for you to call me back since..ummm 3 weeks ago. kidding

I know your a busy single mother:) Except I dont even know if your still single..You look radiant, beautiful dont change the hair.perfect.

As for Berlin who is miss sas pazaz, she is always smiling.

Maybe not the best with lipstick yet.
This is hard on the eyes seeing that mess you had to clean.

I love that she was wearing a red dress, she was trying to match. Whos lipstick anyway.. I want to talk- your birthdays coming up any plans??

hugs!!!!

Natalie Hall said...

It's about time fine lady! Could you have wrote a more beautiful post, really! You are one tough lady. Leis, you have the kind of class a girl dreams of, and I mean in all areas. We all love you tons. Berlin, is absolutely blessed to have YOU as her Mama. You are the role model for all single mothers. Thanks for updating. Be back soon.

hyrum♥chelsea said...

love all the updates! miss u & berlin. lets get together soon. ps: you're a rock!! so glad you're happy. XOXO

Whetten Family said...

Glad you're back to blogging. Keep the cute pics coming! You know how beautiful and sassy you are!

"Someone's" 27th birthday's coming up! Let's do lunch!

(heart)
Me.

Whetten Family said...

PS: I am sure that I am the only twisted person to notice, but in your archive, it says your last post is: "So the last few months have been a bit ch"

I giggled. It's true.

Michelle Bebe said...

Yeah, I am so happy for you! You deserve a break and some happy times! Enjoy it!

Leisel said...

Hahahaha...o.k. Deanna I was so wondering who would catch that! Is that not so funny that it looks like I meant it to say that? I debated editing that out somehow but I thought it was too funny a coincidence to fix it.