Friday, June 14, 2013

In the Spotlight!

June 13, 2013, was not only the 54th anniversary of my birth but also Hailie Rose's first dance recital! She's been taking a dance class and enjoying it very much. Now comes the finale!

Here she is after Mom finished with her make-up. She seems up to the challenge.

I met Adam at Murray High School. We went into the auditorium and watched about 30 short dances by all ages of girls and even some boys. Now comes the moment of truth. Hailie walked out with 3 other little girls in the cutest ladybug costumes. Then her hands come up and cover her eyes! Once she put her hands down but shut her eyes! Too soon the dance is over and she runs off the stage without having done one dance movement. :(

Here she is right after. She said,"There was too much people!"

Adam admitted his children tend to be shy.

This one is a little better. You've got to give Hailie credit for trying and because she's so cute, we don't really care!  Good job, Honey!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Letting Go...

Have to say that June 12, 2013 will go down in history as a day of mixed emotions! Dropping my son, Taylor, off at a curb has never been a wish of mine but in this case I was willing because of the reasons behind it.

From the beginning, receiving the mission call, going to the temple, buying all of the needed items, Taylor has been, as always, a trooper! Except for his suits, I think he purchased all of the things he took with him. His brother-in-law Ben, lent him the suitcases so that was very helpful!

I'm so glad that Taylor loves the temple and for a good friend, Michael McBride, in our ward, who took him 4 extra times to the temple before he left. Taylor wanted a man to go with him so they could sit together and he could help Taylor. My son was so happy!

It makes me so proud and humbles me that Taylor is such a mature and thoughtful young man! He was really ready to go!

Even though I couldn't give my son the perfect family life, he has adjusted well and proven to me and others how resilient he really is!

It was also very nice to spend time with my children. First David's family joined us for the temple experience and spent a few days with us. Then the rest of my children were available to share time last Sunday, the 9th. They traveled to be with us and that means so very much!

Taylor has wonderful siblings and I love them so much!

Taylor will do a great work in Guatemala and the whole of his life!