Even Though The World Is Crazy

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cousins from Arizona

Vic's darling sister, Jenny

Neighbor and friend Abbie Towery (her mother is one of my guardian angels)

Julie and Kylee Emery. Julie is a saint. REALLY.

Bedhead breakfast buds

Stealers of Sleep

Summer Rain

Cousin Rachel from New Mexico

Left to Right: Vic's mom, Vic's sister Peggy, sister Wendy, sister Joy

Is it just me, or does the world seem extra crazy these days? There are so many heartbreaking stories of children dying in accidents and I don't even dare think of the daily lives of other children, women, and families across the world just struggling to eat and be safe. I can get so overwhelmed with all of it and spin downward out of control. Being exhausted never helps either. But really, the world is crazy. We are so addicted to gizmos and gadgets that our brains are changing. (Have you seen the cover of Newsweek?) It's true. Our brains are changing because of all this instant and constant information and connection--and not for the better. 

I think it takes a brave person to step away from all the madness and focus solely on things that are healthy and healing and productive in their lives. 

My goal for the next few weeks is to have less facebook and more real book. (I'm trying to finish "Unbroken"--usually one paragraph at a time). I want less noise and more meaningful conversations and music. Less compare mode and more productive mode. 

And just when I think silly thoughts like, "I am so tired every second and I want to be thinner and we're going to need a new car soon because our Subaru is dying and Peter is crazy and Zoe has baby acne and too many children are dying and too many families are in so much pain I can't handle it and I wish my house was clean and I'm getting old and will I ever sing and dance again and I miss my husband because all we do is take care of kids and work our butts off and I really want to go to Europe and why did I choose this dark wood floor that shows everything and my boobs weigh at least 8 pounds and are killing me"--and stuff like that...

I stop and see all the beautiful people around me who love and support me and enrich my life. It is ALL ABOUT PEOPLE, people! It really is. 

I love my people. 

Now if we could just get MY SIDE of the family to make an appearance. 

*Don't forget to enter my Breyer's Blast $100 Visa gift card giveaway. 


  1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who's brain is that random. Ha ha... it is all so true, and that baby is ADORABLE!!

  2. Well said Molly. I'm going to copy and paste your whole post (pictures and all) to my blog and just say "dido"!

  3. It does get wild but sometimes we have to take a deep breathe and just enjoy the moments. Everything in due time. We can't possibly do IT all so all we are expected to do is the best we can. I think you are doing that. Each season of our life has its challenges and triumphs so live in the moment some of the time. You are amazing!!

  4. Molly:

    Today you made me laugh. I had to really laugh out loud at your paragraphs of random thoughts regarding all your concerns. Most people are just like you, and that's what makes your blog so much fun. We see ourselves in you - our thoughts,our feelings and we sigh a relief that we are not alone in all the craziness of life.

    I wanted to share with you a quote I love from Gordon B Hinckley:

    “It isn't as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don't worry. I say that to myself every morning. It all works out in the end. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us. He will not forsake us. If we will put our trust in Him, if we will pray to Him, if we will live worthy of His blessings, He will hear our prayers.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

    On days when I'm so lonely, and lost that I can't imagine I'm even the slightest
    bit significant in this giant universe I hold tight to, "It all works out in the end. The Lord will not forsake us."

    So buy a Dyson cordless vacum (you won't regret it) get a sitter and have a date night with Vic, your boobs will lighten when you stop nursing, you ARE thin enough, blah blah....everything in good time. You crack me up!

    Have a happy day!!!! Sending you love from Boise!!!

  5. Agreed. And try Aveeno Exczema therapy lotion. I tried EVERY organic baby acne solution to no avail. At 5 weeks I couldn't caress her face because of it...tiny bit of Aveeno and it was ALL gone in 24 hrs. Hope that can help check one thing off that dang list! You rock, Molly!

  6. I'm going to copy your other friend and give you a quote that I have been reading to myself a lot these last couple of months!!

    "...please understand that what you see and experience now is not what forever will be. You will not feel loneliness, sorrow, pain, or discouragement forever. We have the faithful promise of God that He will neither forget nor forsake those who incline their hearts to Him. Have hope and faith in that promise." Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf

    You're already on the right path by recognizing and by making goals that will help you see the good right now, everyday! I need and want to do it too, and know that as you try these next couple of weeks to focus on the good, you won't be alone!!

  7. I have been wanting to reply to the last few posts you've written, but have to admit that I think I've been feeling so close to how you have been, I haven't been able to!

    One quote I have found comfort in is from Pres. Uchtdorf, "...please understand that what you see and experience now is not what forever will be. You will not feel loneliness, sorrow, pain, or discouragement forever. We have the faithful promise of God that He will neither forget nor forsake those who incline their hearts to Him."

    You are an inspiration to me and many others, and you are already on the right path with the goals and realizations you have had! I need and want to be happier with the everyday, good, simple things too, and know that as you are trying these next few weeks to follow through on your goals, you won't be the only one!

  8. My brain has similar rampages. Hold on, girl. You're pretty magnificent!

  9. I enjoyed your "silly things" paragraph, and giggled at several of the items because I, too, think that way all the time and feel that way about a lot of things...including the 8 pound nursing boobs. Loved this post - thank you for your perspective. I find that you are easy to relate to, and I appreciate that because it helps me realize I'm not alone in my wandering thoughts about life and the world we live in these days. Enjoy the time with family - we are a twenty-hour drive from our nearest relatives, and we miss them all so much.

  10. I love all the cousin photos! So cute! It was so great to spend time with you in Utah! It really is about people and I'm sure glad we are family! We have fun together. I love it!


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