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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

#TuesdayTreasures: Guest post by Cami Checketts!

Good Morning!

Today we welcome Cami Checketts to our blog with something she treasures....

As I've been pondering the question of what I treasure I thought of all the standard answers - my husband, my four crazy, adorable boys, my testimony of the Savior, a healthy body, a warm home (even if it is a bit messy), but I wanted to just share a few thoughts today about why I treasure my boys so much.

My husband and I struggled with infertility and I can't tell you how I cried each month when we discovered that yet again our hopes and dreams of having a baby were empty. When the miracle occurred and I was finally expecting my first baby I think our Father in Heaven probably tired of hearing my gratitude. I was so thrilled. With each of our boys we've gone through years of treatments and heartache that I'm sure some of you can relate to. All four of our boys are miraculous to us. We feel so amazed that we would be entrusted with these precious souls.

I wish I could claim that I was a stellar mother, but I'm a disorganized, impatient mess a good portion of the time. Thankfully, they love me and spoil me rotten. The big guys (6'3" and 5'10" currently) pick me up and call me their little cookie Momma, they're very protective and sweet with me. The little guys snuggle and kiss me until I'm certain to catch every cold or flu bug their school has to offer. I love it.

I hope this post wasn't too personal, but I felt prompted to share some of my joy with my children. Please comment and share about the little (or big) people in your life who you treasure.

Amen Cami! We should always treasure the people in our lives, after all they are our greatest teachers.

Cami Checketts is married and the proud mother of four future WWF champions. Sometimes between being a human horse, cleaning up magic potions, and driving boys to lacrosse practice, she gets the chance to write fiction.

Cami graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Exercise Science. She and her family live in the beautiful Cache Valley of Northern Utah. During the two months of the year it isn't snowing, she enjoys swimming, hiking, biking, running, and water-skiing.

A portion of the proceeds from Cami's books will be donated to Humanitarian Aid.

Find out more about Cami and her books by visiting her Website.

Cami's latest book is, The Resilient One, part of the Billionaire Bride Pact series with Jeanette Lewis and can be found at Amazon! in Paperback and on Kindle.

Hope you enjoyed today's treasure. Visit weekly for more Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlights. And don't forget, this year's Egg-cerpt Exchange begins Feb 1st with a whole bunch of authors and books!

Until next time...take care and God Bless!


Sharon Ervin said...

A happy read. Thank you for sharing.

Karen McCullough said...

Yes, indeed. Family is the best gift of all, and we sometimes forget to treasure all of them as much as we should.

Tanya Hanson said...

What a tender and lovely post! Families are certainly a treasure when they are happy. God's blessings to you and those four adorable boys!

marilyn leach said...

Thanks for your personal story, Cami. Isn't that just like the Lord? He gave you not just one little one, but four! Your home must sparkle with such treasure! Cheers

Alicia Dean said...

Precious and wonderful post. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your sweet boys. You are truly blessed, as are they. Your book sounds like a great read!

Wendy Davy said...

Congrats on your new release, Cami. I'm in the middle of reading it...will probably finish it tonight. Thanks for sharing about your boys. We are blessed to be moms!!!

Susan Coryell said...

Your connection with your sons sounds loving and warm--all a mother could hope for. Best wishes with your projects.

Cami Checketts said...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments! I do feel very blessed even when they're wrestling in the church hallway sometimes :)
Blessings and hugs to all of you,

Joan Reeves said...

Thank you for sharing your story. It's always wonderful to hear of such miracles.

M.J. Schiller, Romance Author said...

We went through the same thing, Cami and now have a 21-year-old and 19-year-old triplets! When I first got pregnant, I wanted a boy, because the only baby in the family at the time was my nephew and I thought I "got" boy babies. But then my eldest daughter was born. I literally fell to my knees on the landing of our stairs when the doctor's office told me I was finally pregnant. Then, with the triplets, I was hoping they'd be girls, because I had the girl thing down now. They were a girl and two boys. I am so grateful for all of my children, but growing up around mostly females I never understood how AWESOME boys are until I had my sons. God knew what was best for me all along. Makes me wonder why I ever doubt it! Thanks for sharing your story with us and God bless you all!