Sunday is the day I share a little of my soul. Enjoy.
I looked in the mirror this morning. Eeeek-fest! I do that most mornings. Some mornings I try to avoid looking at the frazzled hair and the silly girl. This morning, I raised an eyebrow and I talked to her. I actually said out loud, "Well...that's something." I saw my mother looking back at me and I realized...I was now the age my mother was when I used to think she was old. I don't think she's old anymore.
I made a goal to call my parents more this week. Tuesday I randomly called The Pansy Man (my dad) just to see how he was doing at work. Dad runs one of the largest greenhouses you could possibly imagine in Salt Lake City, Utah. His assistant made him stop mulching to talk to me. That's love right there. We ended up chatting for a long time and I remembered how much I truly enjoy our talks. I'm making a goal to call him every day. How is it that we can grow up with our whole world revolving around parents and then move out and grow up and suddenly...Now...I have to make a goal to call. I feel like an idiot even posting that little confession. Mom told me that Dad talks about me all the time. He's never forgotten his daughter. However, I think about our sojourn to earth and I think it must be like that with our Heavenly Father sometimes. How could I ever forget to pray or talk to Him? He's never forgotten me. Ever! It's so easy to get distracted by the shiny stuff on earth isn't it?
We're coming into Valentine's Day this week. I remember my Senior year in high school and my dad taking me to a movie on my Senior prom night...because I didn't have a date with a "real boy". Stupid boys. It turned out to be one of those nights that I cried and he listened and I cried some more. I'm ever so grateful that I still have that shoulder to cry on...even if it's 800 miles away. It reminds me once again of one of my favorite quotes:
"... wherever you are, whatever your circumstances may be, you are not forgotten. No matter how dark your days may seem, no matter how insignificant you may feel, no matter how overshadowed you think you may be, your Heavenly Father has not forgotten you. In fact, He loves you with an infinite love.