Monday, October 4, 2010


It's potty-training time at our house. It's been a while since I've been involved in a project like this.

On Sunday during church, when Dez was busy teaching her Primary Class, Evylee's nursery leader found me instead. Evylee exclaimed, "I need to go potty!" She practically skipped down the hall and with a light in her eyes and a smile on her face stated emphatically, 

"My mommy will be SO HAPPY with me!"

It's funny... That often goes through my mind too. My sweet mother passed away over twelve years ago. I think about her often. When I'm on stage with the Symphony or the Orchestra at Temple square, when I'm baking her famous Sour Dough French Bread to give away to a neighbor, when I'm knitting a pair of booties for a new little spirit, I think to myself, 

"My mother will be SO HAPPY with me!"

She taught me these things.

And then there are other times... Times when I give in to frustration, disappointment, pessimism, aggravation, doubt, self-centeredness.

She did not teach me these things.

It's good to be accountable.

1 comment:

  1. I often think the same thing. "My mother will be so proud of me". I love you and have learned so much from you and your attitude toward life. Even when it gets rough!