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Look carefully...at the seemingly small moments...in the constant shaping of souls.- Neal A.Maxwell

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Our maple has spent weeks trying to let summer go.  I'm in full agreement.

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If I were you...
     Yesterday I told 17-year old, "When I was your age I would have..." in regard to a decision he made that I did not agree with.  His response?  "Well, if I were you, I wouldn't want to be me."  :)
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     We had the Missionaries over for dinner, 6 people crowded around our little table.  17-year old C was seated next to 12-year old B.  C leaned over and whispered something to B.  B left the room and came back a few minutes later.  C whispered again.  B left again.  This time when he came back the strong scent of teenage boy body spray wafted in with him.  C and I burst into laughter.  C said, "That is not better."  B looked at me and I shook my head, "No, not good."  B left again.  A moment later we heard the shower turn on.  Five minutes later a damp but fresh smelling B joined us for the rest of dinner. 
     The next morning I relayed the incident to the women I walk with.  One of them laughed and laughed and then said, "Oh, it's been a long time since I laughed, it feels good.
     21-year old J asked each member of our family to take an online Love Language quiz.  My number one love language showed as "acts of service", "quality time" was number two.  I was surprised, I thought for sure "quality time" would be my number one - especially when laughter is part of the mix.
     J was telling us about meeting someone new.  He said he walked up to her and said, "Hi, my name is J, humility is my strongest quality.  It sure is nice for you to meet me."  Of course he wasn't serious, but it did make us laugh.
     J's humor is one of the things I missed when he was gone for the two years of his mission.  It was missing for a while upon his return.  Acclimating back to family life after being on his own, starting back to college, job hunting... all took a temporary toll.  One of my favorite things now is listening to the three brothers banter and joke back and forth.  That too is temporary.  J is applying to attend BYU Idaho, a state away.
     I have been grateful many times that I was not accepted to graduate school this fall.  It has been nice to have the time to focus on my family.  Graduate school will always be there - the boys, however, won't always be here.
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