Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Season of June Roses

This season of my life has been wonderful!! I always think of a talk given by President Thomas S Monson who quoted James Barrie, who wrote that God gave us memories that we may have June roses in the Decembers of our lives. I am loving this season of my life. I feel that it is one of the best seasons I have experienced thus far. I am trying to relish every moment as I feel that it is full of "June Roses." Rob and I just celebrated our 10 year anniversary! How fast time flies! We have had so many wonderful memories over the last 10 years.  He is still crackin me up daily with his quick whit and practical solutions. I am so blessed in so many ways. I know life comes in season and I am grateful for this season as it has been a respite and beautiful place to be. My pregnancy is still going great. I feel so lucky that I have felt well thru each stage so far.  
Rob and I went to Lawrys prime rib a few weeks ago and they had old fashion carolers there that would come and sing at the table. They where amazing and we had them sing "Im dreaming of a white Christmas." I did everything I could to not cry while they where at our table but as soon as they left the flood gates opened.  Rob asked, "are you ok, is this a happy cry?" Love that guy! My sweet grandmother Mildred Ashworth LOVED singing. She passed away a few years ago having lived a wonderful life into her 90's.  She was so fun and full of spunk. She loved Rob and had an 8x10 of her and Rob on top of her TV.  Some times at night when I tried to call her, her line would be busy past midnight.  I loved it when I went over to her home to find her on the phone with one of her best friends Nelda singing duets over the phone.  She was magical and she loved White Christmas as does my mother and I.  This fall and Christmas season has been amazing and full of comfort and joy for me. My parents returned from their mission in Chicago and it has been so great to have them back.  My parents have 31 grandchildren so they where already serving a mission before they left, but they knew that the Lord needed them in the windy city. So off they went, we trusted that thru prayer and relying on the Lord we could be as helpful if not more than we where when we lived down the street from one another. My parents had told Rob and I that they had asked the Lord for a specific blessings that Rob and I would be able to start our family. How amazing that when they arrived home I was 4.5 months pregnant. I truly feel that this pregnancy has been the result of so many prayers and sacrifice and so much support from our friends and family.  Thank you so much for being a part of the special times of our lives.

17 comments:

Lisa Hartle said...

Candace you are one amazing lady! I just adore you!

Jill Johnson said...

I love White Christmas too!! You are so amazing. I miss you guys. tell Rob Hi for me.

Tom & Emily said...

I am so happy to hear that! You definitely deserve June Roses and I'm glad to pregnant at the same time with you! We love and miss you guys.

The Parrish Family said...

Drip,drip,sob sob!!! You are THE most amazing gal! I just love you to pieces! I can't tell you how excited I am for you and Rob! I love you two so much and appreciate your service and wonderful examples! Love you!

Faith said...

What a wonderful time of life. Soak up the magic. That's what life is really all about, isn't it. Enjoying the moments, lessons,and tears; joyful ones and sorrow filled. Love ya tons. Glad to have you be part of my moments.

Jek said...

I loved that post. YOu deserve all those blessings. You guys are wonderful!!

Van Landschoot Blog said...

Candace,
Beautifully written!

Thanks for sharing, I was wondering how it was going.

Love you,

Lynn

Alisha and Josh said...

Ditto to everyone above! We love and adore you too-you and Rob are a blessing to so many and we are blessed to call you friends- I am always uplifted when I hear from you- either from email to a post. Love ya tons- lish
Grandma Ashworth was an awesome gal!

Emilie and Branden said...

I love the bun in your oven.

-KJ said...

I love you guys! Your parents homecoming was awesome. Your dad is hilarious!!!

I am so sad we didn't get together. We seriously did nothing, but then I realized you might have plans for New Years, so we didn't call, and then it was your anniversary, so we didn't call!!! Maybe next time. You look so beautiful, and tell Rob that my whole family (seriously) commented on how good he looked too.

Lindsay said...

So happy things conitinue to go so well for you guys! We're glad your parents went to Chicago too, they really helped Carol get through a long year. We'll have to have a Chicago mission reunion when they get home in 5 1/2 months! Love you and can't wait to meet your new baby!

JHayes said...

Hi Candace!
I just found your blog :). CONGRATULATIONS on your baby!!!! I am so happy for you! One thing's for sure - she will have fantastic pictures from her mama :). You know, I still LOVE, LOVE my wedding pictures, even after all these years I still look at them often! (and NOT just because it documented a time when I was actually skinny! :)
- Jeanna Hayes :)

camille kempton said...

Candace, you always have something profound to say.I may be older but I always learn something new when I am around you. I love it!! That was a beautiful post.

Andrew and Heidi said...

What a great post Candace. This pregnancy is definitely a blessing and we are so happy for you guys. You two deserve every happiness.
BTW, I think you should consider that a name for the baby - June Rose Simpson!

The Thelins said...

I love what a softy you are- it makes me feel so much better that I'm not the only one! I also love that story about Mildred. Gotta love her. I'm so happy for you. I love you TONS!

Sarah said...

love you girl. I am so very happy for you. It's true... you both deserve those June roses!
keep in touch!

Megan said...

Such a touching post. I can't wait to see this baby!