I hope that you have a lovely New Year, and I hope that as you consider the past and look forward that you will find
- more blessings than disappointments,
- more love than anger,
- more good than poor choices,
- more happiness than sorrow, and
- more faith than fear.
And if you don’t see it now, I hope that you know that you can find all of this when you stand with the Savior.
My favorite line was –
“She probably didn’t [even consider] that her future could be better than her past…”
such a wonderful thing to think about.
Also, I wanted to share an awesome series of posts by Fiona Ostler, called:
52 Pep Talks
21st Century Mormon Homemakers
for my Amazing 20th Century Mormon Homemaker Mother
Here is an excerpt from the first Pep Talk –
Trust in the Lord and then trust the promptings of the Holy Spirit. You are the mom. You have physical and spiritual jurisdiction over these children – nobody else does, not your mom, your mother-in-law, your sisters, friends, or that parenting magazine that makes it sound like you are an idiot. You are not an idiot. You are a daughter of God blessed with the gift of the Holy Ghost. Time to trust your spiritual instincts and develop a working relationship with the Heavenly Father as you raise these kids. They are His children, too.
You can check out these and other amazing thoughts at her blog
. I often call her the Mommy Whisperer (but as you can see, the pep talk above can apply to Dads as well!) check it out, you’ll be glad that you did!