Friday, March 30, 2012

{Truly March Madness}

Well, I know for me and my family, this March has truly been a month of madness.

I feel like one bad thing has been happening after the next. I've been finding myself in complaint and vulnerable this month. At the beginning of the month is when I found out my baseball of a cyst (words from the doctor) had arrived. It has been a painful, sad, frustrating situation for me- and definitely for Cam, as he has been helping me through it. Last week when I was on my way for another check up to see if I need to get surgery to remove the cyst, I got rear ended. I was pretty shaken up, and Cam came to my rescue.

Ya know, I could go on and on about the pain I've been in, or this or that- but the main reason I am bringing this up, is because it has really made me think a lot. It has really humbled me. After I got rear ended, I was super upset, and frustrated. Later that day, I realized how blessed I am. I am so blessed because I was OK after the accident. I am so blessed because my cyst isn't deadly or cancerous. I am so blessed because I have a husband who comes to me in any moment of need, who gets up in the middle of the night while I'm crying in need of pain pills.

My heart has been aching so much this month, not just because I have definitely used up my 3 strikes with my baseball cyst or being scared to take the pain pills because they make me barf- but because so many people I love have been going through so much more pain than me this month. What is it with March this year?

I hope to only grow stronger from the trials and challenges that I go through. Although, we all know how much easier said than done that is. Lucky for me, I have the most strong people in my life that set that example for me.

I have a sister in law who takes on 5 kids every moment of every day, from taking the twins to the dentist or problems potty training- and she does it with grace. I have a sister in law whose In Vitro didn't take, after all of the pain- discipline- and trips to the ER she had to go through- and yet she is filled with strength, wisdom and Christ in her spirit. I have a sister who spends every day with forty 12 year olds- crazy 12 year olds, and yet never fails to wake up each morning and fulfill her job and duty to educate those kids. I have a sister in law who has conquered multiple kidney stones WHILE she is pregnant and having complications- and still puts other peoples problems and worries before hers. I have a cousin who has one physically painful problem after the next- yet you would never know, because she is always smiling and making sure those around her are happy and healthy. I have a cousin who has been through hell and back, and is raising 2 beautiful girls that will grow up and do amazing things.

I have a mother who is the strongest person I know. No matter what comes her way, she handles it with pure finesse. It is because of her, I am able to get through all of the things that I go through. Why? Because she always directs people straight to Christ. I have never met someone with so much faith. I truly hope that I can be like her one day.

The thing that all of these women have in common that has touched me, is that they all go through each day and each trial- with faith.

All of my little hearts prayers go out to all of my family who have been hurting in some way. Hopefully April will bring better days! 

I'm so thankful for all the wonderful people that I have in my life, to get me through the hard times. The pain. The sadness and the loss.

Oh, the things women endure. Thank you for listening in. Sorry for such a deep post.

Love you all.


Monday, March 5, 2012

{Little bit of an Update}

Is it just me, or did FEBRUARY fly? Seriously, I didn't even once go to Subway and get a FebruANY deal!

Cam and I had a great Valentines day. It was made up of a little bit of Del Taco, flowers, sexy notes, and an amazing Italian Dinner. Thanks baby! 

The last few weekends have been so crazy but so fun for Cam and I- mostly, because we were able to spend a lot of time with family! FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY - music to my ears.

For Presidents day weekend, we had the opportunity to go to Utah and spend time with my family. Let's be honest- we were at the cabin the whole time playing in the snow! It was so fun to relax and ride snowmobiles (I drove one for the first time- basically straight into the (frozen) pond) and play with the little ones. We got to spend time with our best friends Kalee and Dave, which is always a highlight! We got to meet Mitt Romney, which was really cool and such a great opportunity. Of course, going to the 2 Jazz games made my weekend! I've missed them.

Cabin fun!

Dave and little Nev!
Pals :)

I spy.. Shawn Bradley!

We are so blessed for all of the wonderful people we have in our lives.

The next weekend, Mark, Terri, Carli and Chris were up at Disneyland- and Cam and I went up to meet them for a couple of days. Disney is ALWAYS a good idea. DISNEY DISNEY DISNEY- again, music to my ears. We had such a fun time with them. As some of you know- Cam has been a bit "injured" the last few weeks, and we justified putting him in a wheelchair and Disneyland. Yeah, I know what you're all thinking- but honestly.. we didn't even get to the front of any lines right away. Except Little Mermaid. It wasn't worth it, atleast for me and Chris who had to push the 210 pound man in the chair all over Disney! HA! Good times. Idiots. I think the highlight was running into Kenyon Martin and him totally thinking he knew who Cam was. We always love seeing family and visitors!

This last week, Cam's family stayed at their time share in Carlsbad- at the beach. We were able to go and spend some time with them down there. It was absolutely gorgeous down there, with the beautiful sunsets and the delicious dinners Cheri made each night! We had a lot of fun being able to go down and spend time with them there.

This last weekend, we met my parents, Matt & Kay, Jenna and her friend Kim in VEGAS. Not so much music to my ears (It's VEGAS)  HOWEVER- it really was so much fun meeting up with the fam for the not-so-good BYU game, and staying at the magical Venetian hotel. That place is seriously incredible! We had a lot of fun shopping around and riding a limo to Old Vegas ! haha good times.

As cam and I were checking out of the hotel, the woman clarifies "3 long distance phone calls from the hotel room" at a cost of 35$. Cam looks to me in disbelief, as he then realizes I did make those calls. As I was sitting on the toilet (of course they put a phone in there) I thought it'd be funny to call Cam on his cell and say hello. 3 times. By the way- he was in the other room. Why didn't anybody tell me they charge for that! Gee. It's not like I called to India. 2 of the calls didn't even go through. Jerks! I felt so terribly stupid, but mostly bad that I did that and wasted money. I'm so thankful for Cam that all he could do really- was laugh it off. Good times.

Cam and I made the trip well worth it, by listening to The Hunger Games on tape, there and back. We can't wait for the movie to come out! We're kind of nerds. It's always hard to say goodbye at the end of trips to see my family. Until next time.

Gondola Ride!


Now it's back to reality (that definitely hit when Cam had to wake up at 4 am for work this morning) and looking forward to the next adventure!

Meg & Cam