"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love." ~Mildred B. Vermont~

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thankful Thursday - The Voice of God!

This is the first time I joined the: Thankful Thursday" meme and I am already liking it because I can voice out what I am thankful for for this week. The host of this month's meme is no other that Lynn of Spiritual Unequal Marriage. This week's theme is "The Voice of God".

I have so much to be thankful for, to God who has blessed me with everything I need to be happy in this life. I thanked HIM for giving me a loving husband and adorable son, who are my pride and joy! I thanked God for the life that I have now, for his protection and guidance. He has been there for me ever since I put my Faith in HIM, he listens every time I talk to HIM in prayer. I can always fell His presence every time I need HIM. He always answers my prayer through the still small voice...through other people...through reading the scriptures and through listening to the prophet's voice. I am glad to know that I can talk to Him and He will always answers my pleading.

Father, I have held onto this thing. I have heard you say, “Cecile (insert your name), get rid of it. I will wait as long as it takes.” Oh Father, let today be that day. I want to be part of your plan this summer. I want to see new horizons and the fantastic surprises you have waiting for me. Father, today, I surrender it to you. Do not let me ever take it back. Bind the enemy who will tempt me and protect me from this sin. When I feel weak, God surround me with the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit. I ask all this in the powerful name of Jesus, my Redeemer. Amen.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ways to Build a Strong Testimony

How can we gain and maintain the foundation needed to survive spiritually? May I offer three guidelines to help.

1. Prayer. When we remember that each of us is literally a spirit daughter or son of God, we will not find it difficult to approach HIM in prayer. He knows us; He loves us; He wants what is best for us.

2. Scriptures. Spending time each day in scripture will strengthen our foundations of faith and our testimonies of truth.

3. Service. There are others who need you help. In the Book of Mormon we read of noble kKing Benjamin. He declared: "When ye are in the service of you fellowmen beings, ye are only in the service of your God" (Mosiah 2:17).

We can fortify our foundation of faith,our testimonies of truth, so tat we will not falter, we will not fail.

Source: Friend Magazine (President Thomas S. Monson)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Indeed a Female Gender!

You Inner Gender is Female

You're sensitive, caring, and willing to connect with anyone who's open to you.

You make friends easily, and you enjoy all sorts of conversations.

You understand most people you meet - better than they understand themselves.

You're totally a woman... or at the very least, your soul is female.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Stake Conference Experienced...

We had a very nice and spiritual experienced yesterday when we went to church. Well, I say always, but this time is different because it was a two hour long of listening to church leaders such as Stake President, Auxiliary leaders, Temple President and his wife and of course, a member of the Seventy, Elder Eyring. I think he is related to President Eyring who is the Second Counselor in the First Presidency. Anyway, the talks given includes: Prayer, Young Men and the Aaronic Priesthood, Church attendance every Sunday, temple attendance, primary children and leaders, ... We were glad that Jacob were so behave! This is one of the things I love about him; he loves going to church and attending his class during sunday school and sharing time. He also loves watching church video and like to become a Nephite warrior like Ammon. I hope he would continue to feel that way and would gain his own testimony instead of a borrowed testimony. Anyway, I am always amaze how the talks given inspired me to be better person and a good example to my son both in words and deeds. Right now, he teaches us these principles: patience, humility, obedience, long suffering and charity. How he interacts with us makes us realized how much we need to improve ourselves in keeping God's commandments every minute of our lives. He is a perfect example of what kind of person God wants each one of His children to be. I love my son so much, though he can be handful at times, but he is just a kid...and kid needs to be kid!

Friday, May 15, 2009

The Rose Test

You Believe that Love is Devotion

When you think of love, you think of committing to one person for the rest of your life.

In love, you see things how they could be. You are wrapped up in your own dreams.

If you are in love, you like to keep it a secret for a while. It feels more special that way.

You are somewhat patient in love. You can wait for the right person, but once you have found the right one, you're very impatient.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Playing on the the Sand...

Some more snappy at Virginia beach during our spring/family vacation.

Making sand castle...
Getting water from the seashore...
Just me...
And them...hubby and son...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

You Know You're Mormon If...

-its not "the early bird catches the worm" its, "the seminary student gets into college"

-you say "Provo", "Salt lake", or "Palmyra" without the state and automatically assume that the whole world knows where those places are

-there is a son on a mission and mom is pregnant with another.

-you know what a "fireside" is

-you go to a church potluck and there is every type of jello imaginable

-8 kids in a family is "average"

-your 14th and 16th birthdays are the best birthdays of your life

-you think "heck" is the place for people who do not believe in "gosh"

-you know how to pronounce and spell Mahonri Moriancumer

-you know what ZL, DL, AP, PPI, BYC, SYC, YSA, GA, EQP, EFY, YC, CTR, and BYU all stand for

-Modest is Hottest

-Youth Conference, EFY, and Girls Camp are the best 3 weeks of the year!

-Mormon movies are amazing and Kirby Heyborne is your hero

-you drive into the church parking lot and at least half the lot is filled with 12 passenger vans

-you "Bless this food to nourish and strengthen" your body before eating doughnuts

-going 24 hours without eating is no longer a challenging thing

-a "Caffeine High" is eating a king size chocolate bar

-Pick-up lines are the greatest things ever!

-"How many wives does your dad have?" is often the first question asked when someone finds out that you're Mormon

-parents are disappointed if their kid "only" got into Harvard

-buying a prom dress is the most difficult thing of your life

-"Mormon, Mormon, Mormon, Mormon,
Mormon, Mormon, Mormon, Mormon.
I know a Mormon boy,
He is my pride and joy.
He knows most everything from Alma on down
Someday I'll be his wife,
We'll share eternal life.
Oh how I Love that Mormon boy!

We are the Mormon girls,
We wear our hair in curls.
We love to laugh and sing and have a lot of fun
We are the biggest flirts,
We don't wear mini-skirts.
Oh how we love our Mormon boys!

-you have more than one aunt/uncle that is younger than you

-the "EFY Medley" is your favorite song

-"Is the spirit telling you what its telling me?"

-writing in your journal is a daily event

-"I can't...I'm Mormon" has been an excuse on more than one occasion

-piano was your first instrument

-your mom is pregnant at the same time you are

-you have 3 or more BYU sweatshirts/shirts

-John Bytheway is your favorite comedian

-you refer to the Cougars as "we"

-you're the fastest one on the road

-a keg party consists of root beer

-BYU has been you're dream school since you were 5

-you either live in, have many friends from, or are from Utah

-"So, what color is your toothbrush?"

-being a "rebel" is drinking Mountain Dew more than twice in one week

-lumberjack, the newspaper game, and ride that pony are your 3 favorite games

-there are more women pregnant in your ward than not

-you consider a great date watching The Princess Bride!

- The laying on of hands has nothing to do with physical violence.

- Your hobby is work for the dead.

-you've ever pushed 120mph in a 55mph zone on the way to a church dance

- You've ever had your alarm set for 4:45 am

- Your first date was when you were 16 to a Church Dance and your parent was a chaperon

-all your dishes have your name written on them with masking tape

-you think Jell-O is one of the basic food groups

-at least one of your salad bowls is at a neighbor's house

-you have never arrived at a meeting on time

-you have more wheat stored in your basement than most third world countries

-you've already got your order in for volume 50 of "The Work and The Glory"

-you think it's all right to watch football on Sundays as long as a direct descendant of Brigham Young is playing

-you have to guess more than five times the name of the child you're disciplining

-you automatically assume that BYOB means, Bring Your Own Burgers

-you go to a party and someone spikes the punch with Pepsi

-you arrive to an activity an hour late and are the first person there

-"Oh my Heck!" is your idea of swearing

-before "The Discussion" in fifth grade you think people get pregnant by praying for babies

-You say "the scriptures" instead of "the bible" and people are confused

-You knew how to iron your own white shirts/dresses before you were ten

-Quadruple combinations are passed down through generations

-The best present on your eighth birthday is a set of scriptures with your name EMBOSSED on the front cover

-You are the only person in your high school's theater department who knows how to tie a necktie . . . and have to do so for every guy wearing one on stage . . . and you're a girl

-An evening's hi-jinks involve "heart attacks" or "forking"

-You go to college and only know how to cook dishes in amounts of seven portions or more

-You think that spending more than three hours at church on Sunday is normal

-You think that the deacons, teachers, and priests in your church are either cute or really obnoxious

-You know exactly what Beehives, Mia Maids, and Laurels are, and have to explain what those are to your friends

-Your family owns a wheat grinder, bread machine, and vacuum packer

-you think the only sensible way to buy groceries is in bulk

-You know how to make brownies/cookies/frosting/muffins/pancakes/waffles from scratch

-You know what "from scratch" means

-Your family's satellite subscription package includes BYU Radio and BYU-TV

-You have more than one religious picture/statue in your home including in your bathroom and the rooms of you and your siblings

-You have never had your own room and will never have your own room because you go from home to college and college to marriage

-You think that sharing your dorm room with only ONE roommate is a luxurious arrangement

-You carry a military size Book of Mormon in your purse so that you have something to read if you get stuck waiting somewhere

-You think it's rude to call or come to someone's home unannounced on Monday night

-You look forward to yearly temple trips with Christmas-like anticipation (and then when a temple is built ten minutes from your house you drive by at every opportunity)

-You know that the "golden dude" on top of the temple is NOT doing a karate kick, but is holding a trumpet

-Your family spends more than 500 dollars on groceries each month at Costco

- Boys in your family are not allowed to drive until they reach Eagle Scout rank

-You think foreign language class in high school is good practice for your mission

-Your home room class (which was Seminary) raises more money during the Penny Drive than the rest of the school . . . combined

-You feel like you've really missed out if you get sick on Sunday, especially if it's BYD Sunday

-You plan on spending your retirement years on missions

-Your favorite lunch hang-out is the Seminary building

-Your life is not complete without 1) passing off all six years of Girl's Camp 2)Earning your Young Womanhood Recognition award 3) Graduating Seminary 4)Graduating Institute and 5) Getting married in your favorite temple

-The only experience you've had with a Margarita is getting baptized for ten of them on your first temple trip

-you get these jokes and you'll invite all your Mormon friends to join

Happy Mother's Day, Moms!

Before I was a Mom...

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~~Rajneesh~~

Thanks, Kikamz, dear for this wonderful poem about Mothers...

Before I was a Mom -
I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed. I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.
Before I was a Mom -
I cleaned my house each day. I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn’t worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom -
I had never been puked on - Pooped on - Spit on - Chewed on, or Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and My thoughts. I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom -
I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests…or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom -
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn’t want to put it down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn’t stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life
so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom.
Before I was a Mom -
I didn’t know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn’t know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn’t know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn’t know that something so small could make me feel so important.
Before I was a Mom -
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known The warmth, The joy, The love, The heartache, The wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn’t know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.
Send this to someone whom you think is a special Mom…
And remember that behind every successful woman……

is a basket of dirty laundry.


I am now passing it to: Dhemz, Liza, Lisa, Juliet, Shydub, Niko, Tectcha, Umma, Juliet, Ceres, Beng, Meryl, Eden, Chris, Iceah, Cookie, Rose of Oand G, Maria, Analee, Te Vhing, Grace and all mothers on my blogslist...grab it guys, and have fun! T-H-A-N-K-S!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Are You an Extra Ordinary Mom?

This very cute Meme was created by Enchie of Sweet Nothings. Thanks dear for sharing this with us :-)! To All Mom out there, join us and share why you think you are an extraordinary Mom by clicking the logo below.

I am an xtraordinarymom!

The rules are so simple:
1.Grab the badge
2.Share your story as an Xtraordinary Mom! It may be through pictures, videos, poems, letters. Anything that your heart desires.
3.Let other moms know where they can grab the badge.

I am forever grateful for God, the Father for blessing me with two wonderful kids. First, my daughter, Ruth (who is back to God who gave us life) and Jacob who is 4 yr old. now. My son made me realized how much love I can give him...that I can love unconditionally, stress my patience, be selfless, sacrifice more for the better and be long-suffering, too! My life changed in so many ways...he taught me how to have fun, be happy and that the good things in life come from small and simple things that we are are blessed with and we do . I love my son so much...he is our pride and joy! Motherhood indeed taught me lessons I never known before!