Today has been a fun day. It started off early – got up and went to help Clair move into his new home. It was kind of a deja vu: many of the people there were also at our house when we moved in almost a year ago. It’s so crazy how the time has gone so fast.
After helping Clair for about an hour and a half, I came back home, cleaned up a bit, and not long after, Mom and Dad showed up. They came down to take care of the kids while Becky and I are in Park City. They also came to watch the kids at their piano recital.
We all went to the recital, which was fun. The kids did really well. It was cool because Shala introduced Chloe, telling everyone that Madi had taught her little sister a couple songs. So Chloe got up and played her little song, which I’ve probably heard about 200 times.
After the recital we went to Barry’s for lunch, which my dad wasn’t thrilled about. One thing I notice about he and Mom is they are both pretty good at shaming (shaking their head when they don’t agree with something, sticking their nose in my business, making me feel like I should be doing something that has no real effect on them, etc.). I saw it a couple times at the recital: first, Dad coughed during the prayer and Mom immediately shakes her head in disapproval or something. Why? What did he do that was so wrong? Who is she trying to please? What control does he or she really have over a simple cough? I just thought it was interesting, especially as I’m reading the book about shame, “Daring Greatly.”
Then, when we get to the recital, I’m pretty sure Mom tells Dad to tell me to take off my hat in the church. First, I’m 36 years old, and second, who really cares.
Maybe this is my own pride, but I really feel that they need to worry about what they can control and step back from trying to control me or our family.
Anyway, just a thought.
I’m grateful to be here in Midway with Becky for the next few days.
I’m grateful we were able to get here in safety – it’s been snowing all day.
I’m grateful we went to a great restaurant in Park City.
I’m grateful we went and saw the Hunger Games movie – which both of us liked.
I’m grateful the kids have talents and were able to share them today.
I’m grateful I got to help Clair and his family today.
I’m grateful I got to talk with Cameron G about his business – I think he could be a great connection moving forward.
I’m grateful for the opportunities I’m given by Heavenly Father to grow my business and support my family.
I’m grateful that today, I had desires to do His will and submit to Him.
I’m grateful that I didn’t give in to temptations to look upon others (I was aware but didn’t give in).
I’m grateful Becky and I have such good talks about things.
I’m grateful the baby seems to be growing strong. I’m a bit nervous about the aches and pains Beck has been having and hope she can slow down a bit as the baby gets closer.
I’m grateful that Mom and Dad were able to come down to help with the kids.
I’m grateful they have good health.
I’m grateful the kids get to know their grandparents.
I’m grateful that today was another day of recovery from my addictions.
I look forward to another day tomorrow as I submit my will to Him.
I’m grateful I have desires to work on the steps of recovery and recognize ways Heavenly Father has blessed me today.
I’m grateful that I have desires to be completely open and honest with Becky about dreams, thoughts, and feelings.
I’m grateful for my connections with Stan, BNI, and FS and how those connections are helping my business develop more.
That’s it for tonight!