My husband recently emailed me this article from a local newspaper about turning mom fail days into mom win days. I loved this quote:
“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” - Dr. Steve Maraboli
I think that it's ok to cry or be afraid, but I also think that it's important to let those moments educate and teach me along the way. And then the happiness comes. So tears are ok. Worrying is ok. Being human is ok. I know that we have a creator that knows the end from the beginning, and that's he a creator- a creator of life, a creator of new beginnings, a creator of new hearts, a creator of love and forgiveness, a creator of this world, and a creator of the next world too. He's created a plan for our happiness. He knows and loves us completely, and knows how to calm and cheer and strengthen us.
I'm starting to feel a little bit of anxiety over leaving loved ones- family and friends. But I'm grateful that I can turn to my Savior and know that He can strengthen and empower me. He can help me remember all the good I have in my life without pining for the past. The future is bright and full of opportunities to love, and to give. I'm grateful for each day I have to do so.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
Of interesting to myself only that Jordan vomited right before and right after this. Thank heavens not in the car or other places hard to clean. :)
Isabel is an awesome imitator and has lots and lots of fun with Mary!