This is a picture of me with our young friend Dallin Lord's who just happens to be a young author. I coordinated a visit from him through the foundation to inspire other young authors in the schools to pursue their dreams of publishing....this is the face of a woman with too much on her plate:)
It took a few years of going like that to make me realize no matter how worthy the cause...motherhood and family life is THE priority. I thought I was balancing it all OK, but there were those nights where getting dinner on the table was about all I had left to give. Nights where my girls were so excited to tell me something about school and I was nodding and smiling as I did something else or had my mind elsewhere (planning the next day down to the minute). I am grateful for my slower pace these days, just enjoying the time I have left raising my young family. The time goes so quickly, I'll let the good causes wait while I pursue my eternal cause.