Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Job!

Well my husband got a job, yeah! He has been looking for about 4 months now. We've been praying, fasting, attending the temple, trying to know what the Lord would have us do. It's been a growing experience for me. Up until now, all of the moves or big decisions in our married life have just sort of happened. Looking back I know we were guided by the Lord. But this was very different. For one it took a lot longer. More prayers were offered. A lot more stress was there, my faith was tried on a number of occasions. I think the Lord was preparing me for this job. It started a few months ago with a job interview that would have moved us, I think, 3 hours away. It was a job that my husband really wanted and we felt really good about it. Then the offer came back no. We didn't understand why we would feel so good about something that wasn't going to happen. So we pressed forward, job interview after job interview. Then an offer came, and we didn't feel good about it. Turning that job down was so incredibly hard. Thoughts would come, 'what if another job didn't come after this one?' ' how can we turn this down when we have been praying for a job?' My husband had a lot more faith on that decision than I did. And it was back to more interviews, more hopes getting raised and then falling again. Then this job came up. It was like the first job we felt good about, something my husband really wanted to do. We went to the Temple again, and like the first job we felt really good about it. The offer came back, yes. I had so many mixed emotions. The first was I new it was right, we needed to accept the job. Then it was sadness because we would have to move from this amazing neighborhood and Grandparents that live very close. So I was really happy and crying all at the same time. This job is 2.5 hours from here and our families. It will be an adjustment for all of us, but we know it is where we are supposed to be. The timing is really perfect, and it happened so fast. We got the job offer this past Monday and he starts this coming Monday. Through all of this I am reminded of the anonymous quote,"Faith in the Lord also means faith in His timing." I am truly blessed!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I am so happy right now! I am feeling so much better these days. I'm not all the way better, I still have some lingering things here and there. But the best thing is I feel my old self coming back. We had a ward skating party earlier this week. There were some new people there that will be moving into our ward this weekend. I was out going. I went and introduced myself and got to know them. Something I really haven't been doing the last oh 2 years at least. Then I went and played with the kids skating. It was so much fun! My husband even said he could see the old me coming back. Then last night I worked out! I forget how much I love to exercise! I am so grateful for the emotion of happiness. And I've learned that you can be happy even if you don't feel the best. Now I know that it can be very hard to be happy when you're sick, believe you me. The point is you can be. You can choose to be. Something I've had to learn the hard way. I'm not perfect and I'm still working on it. I just feel good right now and I wanted to share it will you.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lord's errand

Today I've been a little sick, normal sick. There are a few kids in our neighborhood that have the Swine Flu. I don't think it is that. Just stomach stuff. Because of a calling I have in my ward I was scheduled for visiting teaching interviews all day long. I did have to leave here and there to take care of my kids when I didn't have a baby sitter. It was amazing how much I was blessed. When ever I was at the church doing the interviews I felt good enough to 'fake it', but as soon as I left I got sick again. Trying hard not to throw up. I never threw up and I'm feeling so much better. The Lord truly does bless us when we are on his errand.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Growing up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and reading the Book of Mormon we hear the word Remember often. It is an important word. It is all over in the Book of Mormon. In Alma 4:3 it says, "And so great were their afflictions that every soul had cause to mourn; and they believed that it was the judgments of God sent upon them because of their wickedness and their abominations; therefore they were awakened to a remembrance of their duty."
While reading Pres. Packer's book he has a chapter entitled, Remembrance and Gratitude. He talks about the people in the Book of Mormon during King Benjamin's time in the book of Mosiah. King Benjamin taught his people about remembrance. I wanted to share a paragraph from Pres. Packer's book.
"King Benjamin's teaching had a miraculous effect. Gratitude for what they had led to faith unto repentance. That led to forgiveness. That produced new gratitude. And then King Benjamin taught that , if we can remember and so remain grateful, we will retain a remission of our sins though all the losses and the gains of life."
I love that! It's another circle. We have to remember what we are given, then we have gratitude, which leads to increased faith and repentance. Then we are forgiven of our sins and gain more gratitude. If we get off that path or circle the way we get back on and keep a remission of our sins is to remember and then be grateful and so on. Isn't this gospel amazing!

Monday, October 5, 2009

179th General Conference

General Conference was simply wonderful! It was one of the most interesting conferences that I remember. The speakers choose their topics according to much prayer and fasting so they deliver the messages that Heavenly Father wants us to hear from them. I was amazed at how many speakers talked on Love, personal revelation, and the spirit. The importance of Love, showing Love, having more Love in our homes, serving others to show love, etc. How you need to live you life so you can have the spirit with you. Being able to and the importance of personal revelation. Sometimes during a conference there are a few talks on the same subject. This time there were only a few that were not on these topics. I learned so many things and found lots of things to work on both individually and in my family. I am so grateful for the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints and that I am apart of this great work. I don't know where I would be with out the knowledge I have that Christ Lives, He died for you and me. He loves us, He truly Loves us. Heavenly Father loves us. It was said by two different speakers on Saturday that Heavenly Father's love is most evident because He let His only begotten son suffer and die for all of us. So that we can return to live with Him someday. The spirit was very strong through out the entire Conference. One of the most powerful talks that hit me the hardest was by Elder Jeffery R. Holland. He was the first speaker in the afternoon session on Sunday. His power and conviction reached out through the television and grabbed me! His talk was on the Book of Mormon. What an amazing testimony, if you missed it please go and listen to it. We can learn learn so many things by those that have been called to lead us.

Only 22 months old!

My youngest son is only 22 months old. He is starting to use more and more words so my husband and I have been helping him say simple prayers. I usually help him with the blessing on the food at lunch time. My husband for a few nights now has been helping him say his nightly prayers before he goes to bed. I had forgotten that when it was my turn to put him to bed. I layed him down and he started to cross him arms and rub them. I thought he was telling me he was cold, so I put a blanket on him. He kicked off the blanket and signed again. So I changed his pajamas into long sleeves and put him back to bed. He did it again but this time stood up and pointed to the ground and then I heard him say 'prayer'. In only a few nights he knew what to do before bed. We said his simple prayer and he went right to bed with no problems. I am continually amazed at how sensitive very small children are. I learn so much from my little ones.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Every Thursday my daughter has dance class. We take the back roads. They are roads I know very well. I've been driving them ever since I had my drivers licence so I know where all of the stop signs are. Well today I completely forgot about one stop sign. I was going 30 mph. It is a stop sign where you cross a busier and much faster road. I didn't notice the sign until I was going into the intersection. It scared me to pieces, and there were no cars coming. I don't ever remember coming to that stop sign and there no cars. I immediately said a prayer of thanks. I still can't believe that I forgot about that stop sign. And I am so grateful for the family prayer offered this morning by my husband that I would be safe while traveling with the kids today. That prayer was answered and we were safe.