Friday, September 17, 2010

Ride Your Wave

He is so happy. He and Mo have a different kind of Best Friendship connection. They just get eachother.

Snuggling with the Rengs!
This is the sign we were welcomed to on Wednesday. I love that they put Super Spence.
My sleeping baby.
After 7 months he finally discovered that you could raise the bed up SUPER high. He has been having fun with it all day!

‎"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this." ~Henry David Thoreau

I just fell in love with this quote. I am sure that all of us at one point in our life looked past our present opportunities to things that look so desiring on a far off island. This is the time. Cherish every single moment. Seize every moment. Your opportunity is right now. You may never have another moment, or another day to do, to say what you want to or need to. I don't know if you have ever ridden a wave. On a surfboard, boogie board, body boarding, anyway you catch it, it is exhilarating. Launch yourself. Find your eternity. Be thankful. Be happy. Do not be a fool.

Today was a fulfilling day. We had a lot of visitors. Nates friend who is a dr. at the University of Utah hospital stopped in for a visit this morning. Aunt Chelsey stopped in on her lunch break, Jena, Mo, and Nahvi came in and brightened Spencer's day. He has been smiling since they got here. Next the Reng clan came and snuggled up with Spence while watching a show. And for dessert, hours of cuddling with Gramma Cindy. What a great day spent with friends and family who love us, and pray for us, who know how wonderful Spencer is. How sweet it is!

One more thing before I forget. My sis in law, Chelsey, gave me a new motto today that I think is helpful for all, and I have even said it out loud a couple of times. I CAN DO HARD THINGS. Remember this for when you need it. Never doubt yourself. Never doubt the power that God can give you. You CAN do hard things.


  1. That is my own personal motto as well. And I also say "I can do anything for (fill in time period here : one day, 1 hour, 1 week, etc)"

  2. You CAN do hard things. You've DONE hard things and you WILL do them again. You're a tough chica! Much can be learned from you wisdom and strength! Love you!

  3. I love that motto, I used it on my half Ironman triathlon this summer. Another one I like is "with God, all things are possible!"

    By the way, I LOVED Spencer's primary talk, the primary program is always my favorite Sac. mtg. of the year and it sounds like Spencer's part this year made it a program that deeply touched the congregation and made it one that people will likely not forget and were blessed to be a part of. He is such a rock.