Monday, May 3, 2010

hmmmmmm........



Ya know....it seems like there is always something going through my head, about someone I love and care about. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family...I sometimes wonder how I was so lucky to have been so blessed...I think about my kids including my son-in-law and son-in-laws to someday be....where they were 1, 5 or 10 years ago and where they are now...they are such great examples to me....they each have a strength and will that helps them accomplish those things that may be hard and tough in their lives....though some things may be a challenge to them and a struggle in their lives, they seem to find an inner strength that pulls them through and I feel that I learn and grow right along with them...they are such an example to me every day. I feel so lucky to be a part of their lives...to be their confidant, to be able to listen to their concerns, joys, pains, challenges and testimonies.....I think because they are so strong, there are times they are tried and tested to what they think is their limit...but again...they dig deep and pull it through..each one has challenges unique to them...to test and try them in their own personal growth, and I see them grow and become people that the Lord wants them to be....

I adore my grandson and the love he brings to our home. He is the light of our lives so often and is so full of any amount of energy ever possible....this, too proves to me that the Lord has saved the most valiant to come into this world with all the energy they need to succeed in every bit of their challenges..trials and tests they are to face....this world is really wicked for the most part...I see it and hear about it more and more everyday...there are so many people who want to hurt others for no reason and are following satan in all his worldly ways to make others afraid and offended....

It seems this day and age we need to be stronger...tougher...we are all pushed more and more to become those people that will be able to continue with the Lords plan....as hard as it seems... it is important for each of us to endure to the end....


It's been fun getting Rob ready for his mission. We have been filling out missionary papers online, dentist appointments and, yes, Physical Exams....(haha..not the funnest thing) We still need pictures...wisdom teeth out on May 14th, Patriarchal Blessing this Thursday....etc etc...we have challenged anybody who wants to read the Book of Mormon with us...see how far we get individually before he gets his call....that will be fun...then we'll have an Ice Cream party in our back yard for anybody who wants....anything for a party hahahaha....

Gary and I have been teaching the Marriage and Family Relations class ... we are on the family part of the lessons right now...what a blessing this calling is for us....it's been such a great thing to be reminded about how we need to raise our families to be strong in the gospel. We have some really great people taking our class and it's made it fun to teach.

I love The Family A Proclamation to the World.. I love the prophets and their guidance to us and those things that help us be better parents. I encourage everyone to read this proclamation...to hang it where it will be read often as a reminder of the things we need to know as families in the gospel....what a blessing the Lord has given us ..... we certainly are loved by our Heavenly Father...he wants nothing but the very best for our families. I am so grateful for Him and His blessing in our lives. I have such a testimony of this Gospel, the Love of our Heavenly Father for all of us no matter the mistakes we make...through the atonement he has made it possible for us to be forgiven and we all have the opportunity to repent of any mistakes we make......I feel His love continually and am so grateful to Him for His guidance and Love......

1 comment:

Kati Jo Schroe said...

Too bad people can't see that if the lord forgives we need to forgive as well....