Monday, March 29, 2010

6 months later....

So obviously I suck at blogging since it's been about 6 months since I last posted, which means I didn't post about Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Zach's B-day, or updates on my pregnancy. Oh well I'm not really looking to back track and I don't have any pictures at the moment but I'll work on getting some on here. Yesterday was my birthday and that's not even what I was going to post about but I will mention that it was a great one. It kind of was a three day birthday, cuz my cousin who's birthday is a few days before mine came down so we had a BBQ for the both of us on Friday & went to the NTB concert at Tuachan. Saturday on my actual B-day, Zach Iyrlend and I went to garage sales and scored some sweet stuff, then went swimming with the Gates fam cuz they were down for the Due West concert that night. We went to Samari 21 with my family & had an awesome dinner, then my parents watched Iyrlend so we could go to the Due West concert at Tuachan which was so fun and I even got a special Happy Birthday wish from DW during the concert. Then tonight we went to Grandparents house and had a birthday dinner as well, so it was a great 3 day birthday. So I turned the big 22 this year and that is what this post is about. Yes I will be 22 with 2 kids and you know what I'm dang proud of it and don't think there is anything better I could be doing with my life. I sometimes get exhausted explaining why I got married and 18, and began to have kids right away. I guess I don't need to explain myself here or to anyone cuz I know the decisions I've made have been the right ones for me but I get a bit sick of defending them. I guess I just had to get it all out and remind myself that I really am doing the right thing and that prayer and faith are the reasons I made the decisions I did. I know that as long as I stay close to Heavenly Father and do what I know he wants me to, I don't have to worry about what everyone else thinks. So this quote & whole talk actually by Julie Beck from GC 2007 are my motto tonight, today, this year, for life! "Mothers who know desire to bear children. Whereas in many cultures in the world children are "becoming less valued," in the culture of the gospel we still believe in having children. Prophets, seers, and revelators who were sustained at this conference have declared that "God's commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force." President Ezra Taft Benson taught that young couples should not postpone having children and that "in the eternal perspective, children—not possessions, not position, not prestige—are our greatest jewels." You can find the whole talk here: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-775-27,00.html#4
So bring on baby #2 at age 22!

11 comments:

ammon and hayley said...

I agree!! I think it's awesome you are on baby #2 (and a tiny bit jealous :D). That is, after all, what life is all about :) Love you Bret!!

tifsong said...

you are SO glorious! really bret. i commend you. an i am totally jealous (but in the best way...) that you are at this beautiful stage in your life. someday! oh someday! it will be me. :)

Holly said...

Amen! Baby making rules. And you're right, you don't need to explain yourself to ANYONE and the ones who feel like they need an explanation are obviously at a totally different place in life and wouldn't understand anyways. You are doing an awesome job, keep it up mama bear!

♥tori. said...

oh bret...you don't have to explain/defend yourself to anyone! every girl here is jealous of married people, so consider yourself envied. you have an adorable family! i love you!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday! I saw you put that quote on Courtneys status. I was so bothered by all the snotty, self righteous comments. I completely agree and it was on my mind all day yesterday! Everyone takes their own path and it doesn't matter the age that "things" happen because it IS right only when you are close to the Lord and listen. There is NOTHING wrong in listening to the Lord! So good job!!! So many people get caught in the worldly things and there is a reason they say to have children from the beginning, because the longer people wait the easier it is to wait even longer! The only reasons I can ever come up with as to "why" I shouldn't have kids are only selfish things and me thinking of me. So way to be selfless! Okay im done with my novel. P.S. Your prego pics are BEAUTIFUL! Much love.

taylor rena said...

you know what?...good for you! There is, obviously, no rush to have kids, but if its right for you I say go for it! I think we all know what is personally right for ourselves and Im happy for you and your decision to have another baby.

Kellie Stilson said...

Amen sister! Couldnt agree more..People like us shouldnt be judged by our age and number of children. Our children are very well taken care of, loved and taught! I catch myself defending myself as well and to be honest I really don't care what anyone thinks! I love my kids more than anything and they know that! Well said!

Kristi & Derrick said...

Good for you:) I wish I was having a baby!

Jorgensen's said...

I agree! Love the quote as well! it is so true and it does get annoying how ppl think they know what is better for you! Thanks for the thoughts!

Erika said...

You are right. And I feel for you, because I have had similar questions about my age..etc. I had many women who had lots of degrees and got married older and/or waited to have kids...ask me if I was upset that I did it all so early and if I would go back and change it. I couldn't believe they would ask such a thing, because no, I chose it...it was right for me, it was my path and it's been perfect and I wouldn't have it any other way. What do they think...I want to send my kids back? And wait a few years? Never, I wouldn't change an absolute thing. Like Julie said, everyone does things a little different depending on their circumstances, etc...but it doesn't make it wrong.

Good job! You are doing exactly what you are supposed to be doing. And plus, once you get a little older, people don't even notice anymore!!

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