As many of you know, families in our nation have recently suffered a great loss. The news was beyond unthinkable and devastating, and I can’t even begin to fathom how those who were personally affected are dealing with this tragedy.
Each loss and tragedy that people suffer is always hard and trying, and often times I wonder how we as people, whether we are mothers, fathers, grandparents, etc., can pick ourselves up from these trying times and move forward.
I wish I had the perfect answer, but I don’t. What I do know is that each time trials and tribulations come our way I am reminded about this life and why we are here and our purpose. I am brought back down to the important things that sometimes we look over on our every day lives, and in the end I am grateful for those reminders.
We can’t change what the future holds for us, and control the choices that others will make, but we can definitely be in charge of the things that we do and say on a regular basis.
Every day that I am a mother to my two amazing and beautiful daughters, a wife to my hard working husband, a daughter, sister, in-law, friend, etc. is important. There will be no time for constant social media checking on my phone, but more time for snuggles and playing. No amount of work or money will make me as happy as I would just having my husband there to sit with us in church on Sunday. No amount of grudges, insecurities, or lack of time will amount to the value that friends and extended family members mean in your life.
I am grateful for this beautiful season where I am reminded of the life and example my Savior led for me. I am grateful for my beliefs and values in knowing that families are forever. I am thankful to be able to raise two beautiful children, and pray that I can do my best to protect them from the evils and lack of innocence that are unfolding in this world on a daily basis. That is my main and most rewarding goal.
Thanks for allowing me to take a little time to reflect on a few things! Be back soon with food, more food, and food.