Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ACCEPT what cannot be changed

Life in the Staley Family has not changed.   I still work out of the home and am doing my best to better accept what I cannot change.  My Heavenly Father has a reason for me to be doing what I am doing.  I have to accept that.  Plain and simple.

I have, though, had some changes that I never did see coming...or maybe a little.  I was called nearly 6 months ago to become our Young Womens president for our ward.  I had every intention of saying no. With my busy work schedule and mom schedule there was just no way it was going to work out, but something wouldn't let me say no.  I had to say yes.  I am not perfect and have made some mistakes, but I have learned a great deal from the wonderful girls.  They make me a better person and help me accept what I cannot change.

Paul has been called as the First Counselor and Scoutmaster for our ward's Young Mens group.  This makes life even busier for our family of four.  But I have seen a change in him that makes my heart melt.   For so many years, because of his occupation and different schedules, he hadn't been able to hold a calling that, in my opinion, made him feel that he was really doing anything.  Now he carries himself in different way, in a good way, in a better way.

Cameron turned 11 and joined the ranks of the Boy Scouts.  No more Cub Scouts for my boy.  Now he gets to spend his time with his dad at Scouts.  He loves it.

Madeline has hit growth spurt after growth spurt.  She is nearly as tall as her brother and doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon.  She can hardly wait for her 8th birthday and everything that comes with being 8.

We have been busy with the kids swim season and both kids qualified for the Meet of Champions in Woodland, CA.  I couldn't be more happy of their success.  I have fish for children.  Can't wait to see what happens in 2 weeks.  I hope, that no matter where they finish,
that they are happy with their results, whether they come in first of dead last.

A picture of my little fish at the beach in Santa Cruz.  Madeline loved the ocean and being in it, Cameron loves it from the safety of the beach.