Friday, May 3, 2019

Is it your dream or is it pride?

I used to think that I wanted to write a book or I wanted to have a widely read blog. I thought that was my dream. But what I've realized over time is that that "dream" was a manifestation of my own pride. I wanted to be well-liked and considered "right" or smart. I feel called to blog, so I thought, "This will help me accomplish my dream! The Lord is helping me realize this 'dream' of mine."

Saying Yes to Help

Life is hard. Do you feel that way? I'd have to say it took me becoming a mother to really understand how much I could use and needed help from others. In our society, though, people who are strong, people who can do it all by themselves, people who don't "need" anyone else are celebrated and praised.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The cosmos and a tiny person

It's amazing to me how babies grow.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Kid Spacing

The spacing between kids is something I think about a lot and I wanted my thoughts recorded here.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

So grateful

It's a divine way to learn gratitude when you experience the loss of something. After this pregnancy, I find I am so grateful for the things I can once again do that I couldn't do while I was pregnant.

March Days

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Like coming home

There's so much peace and clarity that comes with General Conference. It feels like coming home. People speak softly and with tenderness. They talk about the best in people, and the hope available in Jesus Christ. Problems I have in parenting sometimes seem insurmountable when I look at them through the answers available from worldly sources. But during conference, I receive sudden insights while people are talking, providing solutions to my problems, or hear things that will help me with the different trials I am facing. Somehow, after conference it feels like everything is going to be ok. It feels like love there. It feels like coming home.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Entering the world

I've been thinking lately as I've neared the end of this pregnancy how service is built-in in the way we enter this world.