Monday, May 31, 2010


Hello friends. I'm still here. Just haven't made time to blog. My life overwhelms me to the point that I can't create anything-just try to get by sometimes and that means forming complete (nevermind witty) sentences simply isn't in the cards.
I loved regional conference today. Mostly because I got to go BY MYSELF and sit still in the very same chair for the whole 2 hours. It was bliss. I felt the Spirit stronger than I have in months and I really needed the boost. It reminded me about my purpose in life and that when I'm doing the little daily spiritual things that I don't hit the point where I feel disconnected. I feel like I woke up again. Like things are clearer. Hope it sticks.
It's my mom's birthday today. And Joey's Grandma Quist passed away tonight. (Nevermind what time I blogged this-it's not tomorrow til you've gone to bed no matter what the clock says) Which made me think about how I'll feel when my mom passes away (hopefully way down the road). My mom is one of my best friends. She is larger than life and her life is dedicated to those she loves the most. She spoke at her mother's funeral. I don't know if I could hold it together enough to speak at hers. She is pretty, fun, LOUD, kind, generous, sassy, stylish, and REAL. I am so proud to be her daughter. And tonight I am happy for Grandma because she is back with her sweetheart and not in pain any longer. We should all be so lucky.


Stephanie said...

Conference was amazing yesterday.. although sadly I did not get to sit alone BUT still managed to hear some great inspiring words!
I'm sorry to hear about Grandma Quist... thinking of you guys today! xo

DeeMomof6 said...

Hey there Erica, I think all Moms get to the point where even talking some days is more effort that its worth ;) The good thing to know is that if our mothers survived it and we can be friends with them now, it must pass. (I hope).
I have to admit that every few months I leave Mike and the kids at home and just head to church myself because if I don't get that boost without the distractions I will crack. So glad you got yours and I hope it lasts for you too.
So sorry to hear about Joeys Grandma, our thoughts and Prayers are with you guys and our hearts go out to Joeys Family.

CASSIE said...

I'm sorry about Grandma Quist.
She sounded like a wonderful lady.
Take comfort in the beautiful plan of Salvation. It's what helped me with the passing of my dear Grandma too ;)
Hugs to you all! ♥

Barb Stanford said...

So glad you were able to get the spiritual boost you were that feeling!

Since Kent's Dads passing I too have spent hours upon hours thinking about loved ones. I was one of the speakers at his Dads funeral and I am SO thankful I was able to do it. I get severe anxiety when I am in front of people so when they asked me to speak I cried as I really wanted to, but didn't know if I would be able to. I was so calm when I was up there and it all felt so right. The spirit works in mysterious ways...and I am so thankful for that! It helped bring so much peace and closure.

Sorry to hear about your Grandma, but you are right she is in a better are an awesome person Erica!

Mrs. M said...

Hugs to you:)

misssrobin said...

I am so glad you got a spritual boost. General Conference and Stake Conference are my favorite. I get to refill my well.

Since my husband left the church, I have been drawn closer to those moments when I can have spiritual experiences on my own. It was so painful at first because I'd spent so long doing them with him. But I've grown so much, knowing that my own spirituality is the only one I'm really in any control of. Or that I have total responsibility for.

I hope you find many more opportunities for spiritual strengthening.