Harmon's Haven

Meet amazing dad Robbie, mother-in-training Jesika, 7 year old best big sister Bree, 5 year old boy in every way Gabe, 3 year old who thinks he's 10 years old who makes us all laugh McKay,
and 9 month old sweetest Quinn Marie...the Harmon Family!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The women in my life~

I've been wanting to write this post since May actually...but the past weekend just impressed this point even more. I have AMAZING women in my life! First I have the most amazing mother (who just pulled off an incredible wedding!!) and most amazing mother-in-law (who never ceases to amaze me) in the world! Amazing grandmothers, sisters, cousins, and aunts from whom I learn so much every day. But God has also placed some of the most amazing friends in my life from whom I have also learned SO MUCH. I realized this last May when several of these amazing women moved away...living away from home has allowed me to get so much closer to women around me because I don't always have a mom to rely on. I think God knew that I would learn faster this way...they are all things that my mom probably did or does, but because I was so close to it I didn't always notice. I have learned things like stepping in when seeing a mother who needs some help (Ami how do you always know?!), how to be the perfect hostess (Lizzy Stevens I'll never quite reach your level!!), to loving being pregnant (I'm still working on that one Emily!)...and wish I could list everything and could name all of the women who have impacted my life so much, but that would take all night! This past week while we were in Utah for my sister's wedding (pictures from that to come!) I got to spend a little time with one of my dear friends. She came to the reception right as Robbie and I were about to run my sister's and Dave's stuff to their hotel room (since they were being driven from the reception in a cool old car to the hotel and then taking a shuttle to the airport in the morning). We were going to take our kids but she said, "Just leave them with me and you guys run...have a little time together!" I sat there thinking, wow! Did she really just suggest that? It's too nice to be true! It really was the sweetest thing, especially because she had come to the reception just to see me! As we were taking their stuff in the room Robbie brought out a bag Dave had given him with candles and rose petals to put all around. I thought about how fun that would have been with Gabe crawling all over eating the petals and Bree blowing out all the candles after we lit them...it would have taken twice as long! So she entertained them at the reception while we were gone for a 1/2 hour! So I have to THANK YOU!! Thank you to all the women in my life who have done something like that for me...and for others. Because of your service do I think of doing those things for others! And through you I see the example of our Savior whom I want to be like more than anything. I am so blessed and hope to be like you all in so many ways!!
THANK YOU!

8 comments:

OurHappyFamily said...

What a sweet post! It was so wonderful to see you and Robbie and those little darlings... what a beautiful family!! I hope you guys are all feeling better! xoxo

Em said...

I would like to be more like you someday! Thanks for always reminding me of the wonderful things in life.

Melissa S said...

I am seriously in tears right now. I am so glad to have been able to do something for you ;) I feel forever in your debt to all you have done for me in deed and in example. YOU are the amazing one! I love you!

Gina said...

Jesika Harmon! YOU are amazing! Your smile and enthusiasm for life and the gospel are absolutely contagious.

Lizzy said...

How darling are you Jes! I want to be just like you someday. Thank you for all that you've taught me! I can't wait to see your sister's wedding pictures. I am sure it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Miss and love you!

jill said...

Always great to see your smiling face and family! It was a short time but always refreshing. Beautiful smile, wonderful hubby, precious kids and lasting memories with all!!!

Arbon Family said...

You are such an inspiration to me! REALLY! Your love for the gospel, love for others, and your happiness for life has taught me so much about what is really important. Honestly, you ALWAYS have a smile on your face and I admire that about you. You have been such a great example to me! Why do you have to move?

Emily said...

There are some amazing women that I will also never forget from our Chapel Hill piece of heaven. And YOU are definitely one of those amazing women. We sure miss you guys and and think of you often!!