I’ve known I was going to be out of town the last few days for over a month, and do you think I managed to get to an “I’m going to be gone” post? Nope! That’s what four kiddos and not enough sleep will do to you. These past few days, however, I DID get the amazing opportunity to attend BYU Women’s Conference with my mother-in-law and one of my sisters-in-law, and it was wonderful. I recharged, I relaxed–I ate too much at Cafe Rio–and I was inspired. The best kind of trip, right?
Here’s the thing. At the Thursday night concert we were asked to cheer if we were there with our mothers or our sisters, and I didn’t–but not because I don’t love my in-laws to pieces. (I am truly blessed in that department, and they are fabulous company.) I didn’t cheer, however, because my first thought when they asked about mothers was guilt that I was there and my own mother was being kept up by my 14-month-old back at my house, and my first thought when they asked about sisters was more guilt that I was there while my big sister was home dealing with children’s dental problems, having JUST found out she didn’t have to show up for jury duty. I was there with one of my mothers and one of my sisters, however, and so here’s my shout-out for them. It’s a little late, but I honestly don’t think anyone in the world could have better in-laws than I do. May you all be so lucky some day!