Today Mr. MoSop and I are spending some quality “sweetheart” time together. We each picked a date activity. First up, “His” choice – we dressed in our UofU RED and headed to Rice-Eccles Stadium to watch the final season game for the University of Utah football team. We were treated with some beautiful sunshine as we sang the Utah Fight Song with a resounding “Ki-Yi!” and cheered our team to victory with a 24-17 win over University of Colorado! GO UTES!! Next up, “Her” choice. We’re dressing formal,and heading downtown to Abravanel Hall to participate in the Utah Symphony‘s annual Messiah Sing-In. I’m singing in the audience as an invited Mormon Tabernacle Choir member ‘booster’ – and Mr. MoSop will be joining me to lend his rich bass voice to the vast choral congregation. I’m a very lucky woman. I have a versatile husband. He’s (almost) as comfortable in his tuxedo as he is in his blue jeans and baseball cap. And, he really has been (nearly) as excited about singing Messiah tonight as he was to attend the game this afternoon. 🙂 I love my man!
Today’s post is my final entry in the NaBloPoMo challenge (National Blog Post Month). When I started the daily post challenge, I had no idea what a challenging month it would actually become for our family personally! I thought I would simply be posting a bunch of “happy-thankful” kind of things each day. I didn’t know we were going to be broadsided with a major medical trauma on Day 10. “Giving Thanks” took on a whole new meaning for us. I worried about sharing our very personal experience on the blog, but we have been tremendously touched by the outpouring of kindnesses from our readers, “no longer strangers“, on this journey with us.
Today marks hospital Day 21 for Daughter-A. She’s making slow but steady progress toward recovery in Neuro Rehab. She is standing, moving, and taking steps toward being able to walk permanently again. Her arm is beginning to show some reponse. We are filled with hope. We are filled with gratitude. When Mr. Mo and I sing side-by-side tonight to the “King of Kings and Lord of Lords” our hearts will be filled with praise and love. We truly raise our voices together in testimony of our Lord and Savior, and the comforting and mighty prophesies of Isaiah;
“and with His stripes, we are healed“
“He shall feed His flock like a shepherd, He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.”
“Blessing and honour, glory and pow’r be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, forever and ever forever and ever…“
I know you realize how blessed you are. I hope the blessings continue, especially for your daughter.I’m sure, for the rest of your lives you will appreciate the blessing of being able to walk. Have a wonderful Christmas and new year!
You are indeed a blessed woman to have a husband like that. Rare breed.
I used to go to a Baptist Church in downtown Louisville, KY. I was in the choir and every year we did what was called a living Christmas tree. It was a huge wooden “tree”, more like tiered arched balconies with steps in the back that we used to climb to get to our spaces on the front of the tree, which was draped with garland, lights, and ornaments. The last song we did was always the Hallelujah chorus. I’m an alto, although I used to sing tenor in another choir who didn’t have enough men for the tenor section. I always loved singing the Hallelujah chorus, either part.
So glad to hear that your daughter is doing so well. Still praying for a full recovery, which I am sure is on it’s way.
God bless you and your family, Love, Lynne
Great post as usual. Love the pictures. You two get better looking with every year. Amazing!! Love Mother