Friday, October 17, 2008

What's happening to me?


I've heard recently that brain development pretty much reaches its completion in the early-twenties. Sigh of relief that the past decade of confusing, coming-of-age hormones is now over. Right? My brain is now complete?!

The past few years though, some peculiar changes have come over me. What was once fairly unemotional in my adolescent years- baby blessings, General Conference, cheesy songs... now almost always brings me to tears.

This:


and I find joy in organizing and keeping my house clean. That's right. I just said I find joy in keeping my house clean. Making pies, curtains, babies (just kidding!), dinner, this is what I'm truly delighted about doing right now.


Just today, I heard the song Grateful by Bianca Merkely for the first time and fought back my urge to cry. It's beautiful. Listen to it. And following this lovely song and hours of fabric shopping I subjected my cousin Katharine to watching my current favorite film- The Business of Being Born, a documentary which I have seen about 7 times now (Dashing Boy says more like over 20 times.) And which always inevitably brings out an emotional, cushy, motherly side that is a fairly new phenomena for me.

No, I'm not pregnant.

But seriously what's the deal? My brain has developed into Susie housewife and you know what? I like it.

5 comments:

Geoff & Cami Brown said...

ha ha this just made me laugh. Its so funny to think that about 6 years ago we were roommates and you were so the opposite of what you just described. I think its great! Wow, can you believe it was like 6 years ago we lived together?!? Where has time gone!!?

candace said...

i love how content you are! i'll be there too, one day.

Natalie said...

I've heard about that documentary!! I need you to come to Cali -- or I need to come to Utah -- to watch it together, because there's no way on earth my husband would ever watch it with me!!

Molly said...

Hi darlin! I love your blog so much. When you set down the sewing machine, will you make me a cool blogspot like yours? I love and miss you. Can't wait to see you in a few weeks!!!! Molly

MEvans said...

I remember feeling the same way when it was just Matt and I. I miss that. Now I'm going too fast in too many directions to find the joy in the everyday. Thanks for inspiring me to search it out again!
Tessa