Monday, February 26, 2007

Ch..ch..ch..changes!

I'm in a very transitory place in my life right now. In some ways, I'm happier than I've ever been. In other ways, I'm lost and hopeless. It makes for consistent entertainment, believe me. :)

A thought I had the other day: my family has been pretty lucky when it comes to health and wellness. 6 kids and 20 grandchildren, and most of us have had few problems. Even my nephew Oliver, who recently had heart surgery, was at a fairly low risk. And now he's healthy and happy and cute as ever.

But surely at some point I'm going to lose someone I love. I know it's a waste of a thought, but even just the thought can bring me to tears. I don't want my family to change. I have a dear friend who lost a sibling and it has nearly shattered her. Oh, how I can empathize with that.

K. I'll stop worrying about it now. (Although, it's an inevitability, so maybe it's not a waste of a thought... hmm...)

My mom got notice last week that the request for my dad to be sealed to his new wife (well, almost 10 years new) was approved. My dad's bishop had called her on the phone and asked her if she had any objections. Well, she most certainly did. The bishop instructed her to write them down in the form of a letter and forward it to him. That was a few months back, and now, just out of courtesy, he informed her that the request had been granted. Totally and completely despite what mom had said. Now she's just shaking her head and wondering why on earth they even involved her at all. And what exactly could she have said that would've made a difference? It's maddening.

It's bizarre to go through the check out at Albertson's and hear the cashier talking about Joseph F. Smith with the customer in line ahead of you. On a Sunday, no less.

My 30's are going to rock. Too bad I have 9 months left until then. Ho-hum... ;)

4 comments:

dorth said...

Well, ambien makes things fun, too.
I hear ya about worrying for things that you can't change but know is going to happen. I know we are going to hear bad news, and the odds are it'll be soon. That make me worry if i think about it... Just remember our promise about dad!!! I dreamed the other day that we had to tell him! Ha.

C.L. Hanson said...

This whole idea of being sealed as an eternal family seems kind of cool on the surface, but in practice it leads to all sorts of weird problems...

Eight Hour Lunch said...

How is that too bad? I'm seven years into my 30's. Believe me, things could be worse, cause if there's one family change I'm not eager to see happen, it's the one where I'm gone.

I know, I'm so sensitive. :P

Sister Mary Lisa said...

Great post. I could go on and on about the ickiness of the whole "the first wife gets to decide if she approves the second marriage" BS. Ugh.

If your MOM wanted to get a temple divorce, and your dad said he didn't approve, it sure as shit wouldn't happen.