Saturday, February 9, 2013


 I often think about my blog and think how I really should blog more than I do...and then I move on to something else.  A month goes by and that same post is sitting on the front page of my blog.Yeah, I really need to change that :) Maybe I should just set a goal to post once a week.  Yeah, that might be a good start, lets hope I can stick to it!
Life lately, has been well.......stressful.  I was thinking today, "I am so sick of being stressed!"  Then as I thought about it I realized that I don't need to be so stressed out all the time; I don't have to worry about every little thing so much and get upset if things aren't perfect; I don't need to get upset at my kids for just acting their age.  My husband recently told me a great quote out not worrying, but I can't remember what it was or who said it.  As I was searching the internet to possibly find it, I came across a quote from President Gordon B. Hinckley "Life is to be enjoyed, not endured."  Wow, a  phenomenal quote that I really need to embed in my mind.  All too often I go throughout my day just thinking that I just need to make it until bedtime; I just have to survive a few more hours.  While there are some days where those thoughts are very valid (because well, sometimes having a 3 year old and 7 month old can just be tough!), I really should be enjoying my days.  I should be enjoying my children, taking in each and every moment with them, because I will never have those moments again.  I need to remember how sweet and innocent they are now (because I'm sure as teenagers they won't be so innocent anymore).
Children truly are a gift from God.  Having my kids in my home, in my opinion, is just like having a little piece of heaven here on earth.  Each and every night before I go to bed I check on each of my kids, make sure they are all tucked in and warm, tell them I love them, and kiss them goodnight--sometimes I even do this multiple times :) I can't go to bed until I've done it.  Tonight as I checked on my boy I just looked at him and thought about how wonderful he is--how cute he is, how funny he is, and what spunk he has!  He truly is one of the most funny kids I know!  As I gazed down at my baby girl I couldn't help but smile at her beauty and think of her great personality--how she is almost always smiling, loves to laugh and play with her brother, and just loves to be apart of anything and everything, she can't stand to be away from a good party (hmmm, wonder where she gets that from??).
I am such a blessed woman to have been entrusted to raise these sweet spirits.  I am so thankful for my Heavenly Father and his plan for us.  I'm thankful to have such a sweet, loving, patient and supportive husband.  Despite all my short comings, I know that if I try my absolute hardest to be the best mother I can be, and pray for help and encouragement anytime I need it Jesus Christ will bridge that gap and my children will receive and learn everything they need to in this life.  His atonement for ALL of us is such a great blessing and privilege.
When I started this blog post, this wasn't the direction I had planned for it, but it's amazing sometimes what can happen when you just start to write.