August 4, 2010
We went to the convention last weekend. It was wonderful. Belle didn't need any bottles at all. I used the My Brest Friend pillow and it worked awesome, all the other sisters wanted to know what it was called and where I got it and wanted one too! I was able to nurse Belle to sleep and then just get up and walk right into the main auditorium while she remained sleeping. It was wonderful! I am so glad I got it! I was able to get a lot lot more out of the convention because of it. And it would of been impossible to nurse in those nursing mother room chairs with out it as well.
The talks were wonderful at the convention. I especially liked all the demonstrations, especially the ones that showed what not to do and then what to do. The drama was wonderful as well. Vince said it was the best one yet. Two points I came away from the convention with that I didn't ever think of before was about Mary being a young widow, apparently shortly after she had her last child Joseph died. I never took note of that before and it sure made me feel for Mary all the more so. No wonder Jesus asked his disciples to take care of her! And that if we were to take too many things with us when we flee, if it comes to that, it could draw bad attention to us and we could actually be harmed because of the attention it would draw from bad people. Something to really think about and had never crossed my mind before.
Then I nearly cried last night. A friend of mine sent me a huge box of clothes before I had Lela. But, I was on bed-rest and couldn't open it to go through it. Then, before I was off bed-rest, laundry detergent spilled, went moldy on it before I seen that happened and it was a big mess. I had been dreading opening it, as I couldn't stand the thought that I had let something happen to it and didn't know. Especially since my friend died shortly after that. Well, I took a big breath last night and opened it to see if anything was salvageable in it. The whole box had been packed so well nothing had been harmed! I had been putting off dealing with damage that never happened! The things in there are so adorable I was crying! My friend was such a sweetie! I miss her.
Like so many friends we've lost along the way,
And I know eventually we'll be together.
One sweet day.
I went ahead and repacked them in a plastic tub for the move. When I get to our new home, I'm going through them and putting her daughters name on the tags, and then going to contact Karen's mom and see if Karen's daughter would want them back before or after I use them for Belle. After all they were Rebbecca's (Karen's daughter) baby clothes. They are the sweetest things I ever laid eyes on!