I remember a few years ago, while living with my grandma, when I would complain (probably daily) about how I was never going to meet someone, I was going to be single for the rest of my life, blah, blah, blah, etc. She said on more than one occasion, "Molly, just be patient!" I would always reply, "I have been taught enough patience, I served a mission!" She would quickly respond, "Molly, enjoy life! Now is the time to have fun!"
Well, grandma, I want you to know, I am enjoying life and YES, the Lord is still teaching me patience. I guess the mission and waiting to find Shawn wasn't enough. The following pictures will explain why.
<-- Does she look like she knows she's in trouble? I had pulled out the camera to document our event and she was happy and smiling - my camera just wasn't fast enough!
I was cooking dinner and Shawn was in the computer room getting ready for his bishopric meeting. Andie had been Coloring in her coloring book, decided she was bored with pictures of Elmo and wanted to move onto something more "her age!" So, she decided to help me "highlight some scriptures"...YEP - you read it correct, I found Andie and my Book of Mormon with a brown crayon - OH NO!!!!!!!!
I was so mad, I took the crayons, put her on her chair and walked away. My own fault I guess, don't leave your scriptures where you child can reach! When I calmed down, I looked and she had colored in Jacob 5. I first thought, well, that's convenient, I can just use green and make it look like an olive tree! But then, I began flipping through pages, she had gotten to Mosiah. I continued flipping to find she had graciously colored 10 pages for me. Thanks Andie! Sure love ya!
PS - I was able to use a pencil eraser and lighten the crayon, but whenever I turn to one of her pages I will always have this day to reflect on!