Just a story...

Last year, I spent a lot of time fixing up our Lehi house. I did a lot of the painting myself, because Ammon was so busy. Of course, the projects are always bigger and take longer than you anticipate. I started by scraping off all the filthy silicone on the baseboards...patched the walls...and then I taped EVERYTHING for painting...and then I painted the walls...then I painted the walls again...and then I touched up the walls...and then I re-taped...and painted the baseboards...and repainted the baseboards. We also took all the doors off and painted them several times (way more work than you would think). Anyway, in the process of this project, my kitchen became more and more messy. I finally finished all the painting but still had all the tape to remove, silicone to throw away, brushes to clean...and just a general thorough cleaning!

It was a Saturday night and we went over to Ammon's mom's house to spend time with visiting family. I mentioned to Ammon that I wanted to leave a little early so I could get the kitchen cleaned up for Sunday. His mom and his brother, Alex, and his sister, Teresa, and her husband asked if they could come help me. I didn't want to make them help me, but I was SO overwhelmed by all the cleaning I still needed to do that I said OK! And so, Ammon's siblings who had come to visit family for the weekend spent that Saturday evening cleaning my house. They were so sweet; I suggested that we just do the mandatory work, and I would clean up the rest later...but no, they vacuumed, and scrubbed, and even mopped!

It only took an hour, and I was SO relieved. It was so nice to wake up Sunday morning to a clean house. Thank you again to Colleen, Alex, Brian, and Teresa. You made my day;
I'm still thinking about it.




4 comments:

Mel said...

That was so sweet of them! Don't you just love families? I too have a hard time letting others clean my house.

The Hardy's said...

No problem Abby. It was actually a lot of fun. Now I* know how overwhelmed you must have felt, I'm going through the same thing here in Vegas.

The Pooles said...

I loved reading this story and thinking about how nice it is to have family live close by. I have been working ever so diligently on getting our new home into order here in Maryland and definitely know what it feels like to be overwhelmed.

Jen said...

I love it when people are so nice. I makes me want to go do something nice for someone else.... you know..... share the love.

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