Carter will be 8 months next week, so I decided to do an update...
Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Andrea asked me to write this one because she claimed I remembered the details more clearly. From the very beginning, we have always felt the hand of the Lord in our lives. I believe that every person feels this at one point or another in their life and when and if we take the time to reflect, the incredible amount of simple yet profound blessings will become apparent and the result will be a deep sense of gratitude. For us during the past year, these blessings have become more apparent as we have sought his help and guidance. And I apologize before hand for the length of this post.
I came into work Monday and almost immediately received a phone call from David Musser (one of the gentlemen who interviewed me). They wanted to talk to me again that afternoon. First of all, I said of course! Second of all, how could they do that? Call me at 8:30 in the morning, schedule me an appointment at 3:00 in the afternoon and then expect me to work efficiently all day? How rude! I somehow made it through the day. I had a second interview with both gentleman again, and then interviewed with their boss, Brother Swensen. He has been working in the Missionary Dept for 37 years. When he was hired, he was in a similar situation as me. I left the interview feeling really good about the whole situation. Tuesday afternoon came around. I wasn’t anticipating hearing back so soon, but kept my phone on me at all times. I eventually received a phone call that afternoon with the job offer. I gratefully took it! What an amazing journey! There is no other way to explain the turn of events than to notice the hand of the Lord in it all!
I know this was an extremely long blog, and there was so much more to include that I reluctantly left out. But I wanted you to see this chain of events that began by a simple email nearly a year ago. Having read 1 Nephi hundreds of times (mostly because I would make a goal to read the Book of Mormon, make it through part way and then for one reason or another, stop... I'm sure that many of you can relate!) there is one common element that sets the theme for the entire book. It is this: "And inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall prosper..." 1 Nephi 2:20. Prosper can mean a number of different things for different people. For us, it is simply to have what we need to survive and live happily. We can't help but feel immense gratitude for all the prayers offered up in our behalf. I think the Lord had no choice but to answer them! After reflecting on all of this, we can't help but wonder what else is in store for us in the future...
Posted by Devin and Andrea at 6:39 AM
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The last two weekends in a row, we have been up in Idaho Falls. First was for my family... Vanessa got excepted to BYU-Idaho so my mom and her came up and we met them there. We were getting Ness ready for school...and Debbie (devin's Mom) had a birthday... (we won't mention how young she turned...) so we were there for her party. It was quite the party... Hily and Adam, Devin, me and Carter, Grandma and Grandpa Henderson, and Grandpa and Grandpa Pack were all there. Pretty fun. However, there was a down fall of the weekend... Hily was sick and unfortunately we all caught it. Even my mom and sister. But they are better, and Devin and I are getting better. Carter got it pretty bad... He had a fever on and off all week and was pretty fussy and didn't sleep... So we took him to the doctor, and he had an ear infection... Not a great week... But this last weekend... we still went.
We went back up to Idaho Falls, because Steve and Rachel, Devins friends from High school, were in town from California to bless their, new baby... Jacob Steven Knowles. We came up, and got to see almost everyone... and it is so funny because all of these guys were friends in High School, and now they are fathers at the same time to all BOYS. It was pretty cute.
So here is the run down... clockwise
Hunter Anderson 8 Months old...
Jacob Knowles- 2 months old
Carter ended getting very sick the next day... He broke out in a rash, called Roseola (which explains the fever that he had a few days before). He was very fussy all day when he was awake which was not very often, and he slept most of the day. We finally decided to take him to the doctors again. It turned out, he had 2 ear aches, one had ruptured, roseola, and his top 2 teeth coming in. Poor little guy, but we got through it. We had planned on sat, going to visit all of our other friends which also had babies, but we didn't want them to get what Carter had. He is doing better now, other then his teeth coming in.