Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Time of Trouble

This morning I came upon Doctrine and Covenants 3:8...

"Yet you should have been faithful; and he would have extended his arm and supported you against all the fiery darts of the adversary; and he would have been with you in every time of trouble."

The last part, "he would have been with you in every time of trouble" made me realize something:  that even when we are being obedient and doing what we are supposed to do, we can still have times of trouble.  Doing our best to make the right choices does not guarantee that we will not have hard times, but that in those times, the Lord will be with us.  

This was a good reminder.  Sometimes I think "why is this happening to me?"  I need to remember that as long as I am trying to do my best, the Lord will be with me to give me comfort when times of trouble come.  What a wonderful blessing!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Pooch

The other day I had an epiphany of sorts regarding my stomach pooch.

I have given birth to 3 kids.  My stomach muscles will literally never be the same again.  Dr. Oz even said so.  

So, here's the epiphany:  I have decided to not give another thought of dislike or complaint about the extra skin on my stomach.  (Devin assures me it's skin and not fat.)  I exercise a lot and have come to accept the fact that my stomach is about as flat as it can possibly be ever again.  With all the miles I run and all the ab wheeling I do, there is about nothing else I can do (besides surgery, which I am not apposed to after I'm done having kids) to make the skin go away.  Plus, the "extra skin" came with my babies so I am grateful for that!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Laying It Out There

So, some days are just bad days.  Days when the kids seem to fight nonstop.  When the housework is overwhelming.  When I am not sure how the bills will be paid.  When the husband is not around to help.  When I have zits all over my face like I am 14 again.  (What's up with that?!)

Today was one of those days.  All of the above was coming down on me.  I just didn't want to deal with any of it.  And I especially didn't want to deal with everything with a smile on my face.  It was easier to let the tears flow.  But I tried to hold them back.  Some moments were better than others.

But days like this are why I have this site.  I want a place to go where I can be inspired.  Where I do not focus on the hard moments.  I am not going to pretend that the hard moments don't happen, but I am trying to look at those moments as opportunities to learn and endure.  And then look past them.  I want to read about other wonderful women who, through their unique life experiences, seek and find the light when it might seem easier to stay in the dark.

Please e-mail me if you have an inspiring story or experience you would like to share.


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