my somethings

something about yesterday

Yesterday was a regional conference for our church. Due to having two young children I usually don’t look forward to these types of meetings because I don’t feel like I get much out of them (because I’m in a wrestling match while everyone else is listening). However, yesterday I heard just what I needed to hear, despite the kids.

something I do well

Play. I really like to play and I think I’m good at it. I like to play anything: games, “pretend,” with toys.

something about my childhood

I had a divinely happy childhood full of love, games, and lots of playing, building and dressing up with my 3 sisters and 1 brother.

something I can’t live without

Chocolate. More and more I find myself in need of chocolate. I can do without the other sweets, but chocolate seems to be the mortar that holds me together. I think I bleed chocolate.

something I listen to

A couple of weeks ago while I was traveling to Idaho with Lilly, I heard the song Homeward Bound sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I’d heard the song many times before, but for some reason it just resonates with something in my soul right now. It really hits me deep.

In the quiet misty morning, when the moon has gone to bed,
When the sparrows stop their singing and the sky is clear and red,
When the summer’s ceased its gleaming, when the corn is past its prime,
When adventure’s lost its meaning, I’ll be homeward bound in time.

Bind me not to the pasture. Chain me not to the plow.
Set me free to find my calling and I’ll return to you somehow.

If you find it’s me you’re missing, if you’re hoping I’ll return,
To your thought I’ll soon be list’ning; in the road I’ll stop and turn.
Then the wind will set me racing as my journey nears its end,
And the path I’ll be retracing when I’m homeward bound again.

Bind me not to the pasture. Chain me not to the plow.
Set me free to find my calling and I’ll return to you somehow.

In the quiet misty morning when the moon has gone to bed,
When the sparrows stop their singing, I’ll be homeward bound again.