Sunday, January 22, 2012

Tender Mercies

I promise this is my last depressing/vent post for a while.

Pinky promise.

But seriously last week could not have gone any worse.
First the blown tire. I spent the one day I had to get caught up on all my homework shopping around for tires and found out it's going to cost A LOT of money (which I don't have)

Then I had to go babysit 5 kids for 5 days. That was rough. There were many freak outs and MANY tears shed throughout the week (from both the kids and myself)

Here's just a sample of the events that took place:
- cabinet door snapped in half
- a bathroom flooded
- a mug broke
- one of the kids didn't come to church. he just didn't want to
- food was EVERYWHERE after every meal. the house would just get trashed all the time
- bath time always brought on tears
- one of the girls cried SCREAMED for 45 minutes straight and we couldn't get her to stop. 
- Oh and she was naked, too. 
- the baby had the nastiest diarrhea for like 3 days. blehhhh

and in addition to that. . I had the most violent stomach flu and puked 12 times while taking care of the kids. (TMI? Sorry. . kinda)

I'm not trying to be dramatic, but it was one of the most challenging/straining weeks of my life.

Today at church I was just bawling my head off in Relief Society. I was completely and emotionally drained and super stressed out. On my way out to my car after church, I cried to 5 different people haha it was pretty embarrassing. People kept asking me how it was going with the kids and I'd start crying my face off again!

It was a disaster.

But then I found this in an old bag I started using again . . 

A little note from my favorite boy on the top of an old shopping list from last year! I know he wrote it forever ago but it was just what I needed. I just pretended that he flew from Japan to slip it in my bag haha. It was a perfect little surprise.

It's crazy how the simplest things can completely change your whole day.


  1. That is so sweet. I hope you two end up together. :) Hope your next week is better.

  2. Aw Kort! You're so cute. It's a new week and I know it's going to be so much more amazing! It's funny how those little things happen and make you feel so much better.

  3. Oh kort, no no you had every right to vent about that week, how terrible!!! I'm so sorry you had to go through that, I'm glad it's almost over in guessing? That little note is the cutest, made my heart melt, crazy how those little simple things can make the day all better:) your great! Keep your chin up

  4. Kort I'm sorry you had such a rotten week! That note is the sweetest. :) Definitely a tender mercy. Hang in there! xoxo

  5. Always remember the little things, in the end, are the big things...that note will be the big thing to gets you though your heartaches and trials :)