Tatum did really well at church today. She was super smiley and just content to be there. It was a great day. We had ward conference and so we just got to be taught by our stake leaders. We have the greatest stake presidency and so it was a delightful day of learning and feasting on the spirit. I was sitting next to one of our neighbors who is Halea's age and she asked if she could take a few pictures with her phone because Tatum was being so smiley. Let me think, yes! So here they are:
Tonight after we got everyone settled for the night, Lance got on the computer to finish up our taxes. I know, we have just been a little preoccupied and so he hadn't done the final calculations. I was cleaning up the kitchen and he just blurted out, "we owe 3500.00 to the state!" I just knew he was joking, so I wasn't about to give him the satisfaction of reacting. I just said, "that's a bummer" and kind of chuckled. As I kept working, I realized that he was truly tense. So I started thinking, really? could this be right. Don't we get to opt out of financial disasters during this time? Oh boy. After a few tense moments, after further review, he had made a typo on what we had actually paid. I was very proud of myself for not freaking out. We both had a good laugh. Heart attack averted.
This morning when I went up to get dresses for the girls I was getting Tatum's and I realized that I only have one dress that fits her. She has grown out of her other dress from Christmas. I thought "I really need to find a nice soft cotton dress that is comfortable for her". So when I got home from church today I was reading emails and a friend had sent me a picture of a cute little white cotton dress that she was going to buy Tatum but she wanted to make sure that she needed it and what size to get. What in the heck? How are people so in tune to the promptings of the spirit and how in the world can Heavenly Father have the time or the patience to care about such a simple wish of a mother? I just don't get it. Over and over things like this happen. I just can't ever think that we have walked this path alone. Our simplest prayers have been answered, like a cotton dress for Tatum!
Tonight I am super grateful for typo's. I am grateful to be able to go to church and be surrounded by good people. Grateful for good friends and neighbors who constantly think of us when they are out shopping and check and see if we need things because they know that it is hard for me to get out sometimes. I am grateful for people who just drop off food. I am forever grateful for time to hold Tatum. Sometimes she is more comfortable not being held. Today during sacrament meeting I was able to hold her for most of it and she did really well. Too many blessings to express gratitude for today.