Sunday, November 25, 2012

Another's Tender Mercy

Today I witnessed a tender mercy to someone other than myself. I can't help but share it with you.
 In church today there was a young mother with her small three children trying to listen while her youngest, a small baby, cried. When she went to take the baby out in the hall to calm her down, her other two small children followed her. Her husband doesn't belong to our same faith, so she comes alone. When she returned a few minutes later, with what seemed to be a calmed down baby, as soon as she sat down the baby started to cry once again. As she stood to leave for a second time, her other two children didn't want to follow her. The mother stood to take the crying baby out and before the thought had come to my mind to help, a 14 year old girl had stood up and went to sit with her other two children. She stayed with the children for the remainder of the meeting. The kids were happy and well taken care of. I can not imagine what it would be like to come to church with three small children all on my own. What a blessing it must of been for her to have help today when she needed it most. I love seeing the tender mercies of Heavenly Father for others. He truly loves us all!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Being Led

I haven't mentioned what I do for a little income on the side of being a full time wife and mom to my three littles. And I don't want to get into the details of it. But I want to share with you some of what happened with that aspect of my life that was a great blessing to me and the people that I work with.
I woke up tired this morning. It has taken a few days to get over the hard night I had. So I went back to bed for a little bit after my 2 oldest went to school. When I got up I talked on the phone for a little while  getting things worked out for what food I was going to bring to the upcoming Thanksgiving feast. After that I remembered a bunch of errands I needed to get done. As I drove to the first errand it led me to the building where most of the owners of the company I work for also have their offices. While talking with a friend I ran into I had the thought to go upstairs and see if one of the owners was there. He is someone who I have talked to once and I'm sure he had no recollection of it. :] To my surprise he was there. He took me back to his office and we proceeded to talk. He invited another big wig to join us and we talked for 2 hours problem solving some things that have come up as I have tried to grow the business in another country where we are not currently in yet. After I left I felt good. There were times while we were talking that I would remember something, a concern, that my team and I had had. During the meeting I said several silent prayers of thanks but I didn't truly understand the situation until tonight. Tonight I got on a video call with one of the members of my team that is from the country I talked about earlier. She was very upset and cried while we talked. I had no idea that she was stressed and really having a hard time. Because of some of the things that I was able to discuss in the meeting I had earlier, I was able to help her by answering some of her concerns and questions. I was also able to help her see that things will get better if she sticks with it. I don't know if that makes a whole lot of sense because I have left so many details out of the story. Just know that I truly was led today by the hand of my Heavenly Father to be in the right place at the right time to talk to the right person I needed to talk to. Then I was given the right thoughts of questions to ask so that I could comfort another. I am truly blessed beyond measure!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Pain Again?

It has been a long time since I've had intense pain. And by that I mean the kind of pain where it hurts to breathe and I have to sit or stand or hold my body in just the right pose to be able to bare it, but I can still breath through it. Not that the position that I am in is comfortable, it just makes it a little easier to bare the pain.
Well last night was the most pain I've had in a very long time. In fact I think almost 6 months. The night before last I had pain. It was a lot but I was able to lay in my bed and kind of sleep here and there through it. But last night it was almost unbearable like it had been before I had my last surgery. At one point I remember being so cold I grabbed a blanket to throw around my shoulders while I knelt on the ground facing the couch resting my forehead on the seat cushion. That helped for about an hour, and after I had been up until 4 am I had to go and wake up my husband. I needed a blessing. After he administered one, I left our bedroom to once again try and deal with the pain as much as I possibly could. Around 6 am I was able to go to my bed, lay down, and get some sleep. It wasn't the worst pain I've been in through this health trial that I've been going through for the past four and a half years. But it did remind me of two very powerful things that I have gained a better understanding of.
The first one is that the priesthood works. It truly is the power to act in God's name on earth. And when we have faith the blessings promised to us through the priesthood will come to pass.
The second one has to do with the Atonement. I don't think anyone on this earth can truly understand what it ment for the Savior to suffer for all of our sins, our pains, our every hurt feeling, and it was everyones all at one time. The pain was so excruciating that He bled from every single pore on His body. I don't claim to understand it, but when I have been in so much pain that I couldn't breathe and I started to loose the feeling and the ability to move my hands and feet and I started sweating leaving puddles of water as I lay on the ground, I can't help but think of Him. I can't help but wonder, and at the same time be extremely humbled at that act He and only He alone could preform so that all of us could return to live with Him and the Father. I have come to a deeper point of Thanks for what He suffered for me. Because I know that I couldn't have suffered the way that He did. To say that I am grateful for the Atonement just dosen't seem to cover it. It is the world's greatest blessing.

Friday, November 16, 2012


I love how the scriptures can teach. Today while I was running some errands with my children they asked a question. I proceeded to give them an answer to which I felt like they understood. Then tonight while we were reading the scriptures as a family, their question was answered again and we got to talk about it a little more. How thankful I am for the scriptures and the answers we can receive when we read them!

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Growing up we always had music in our home. I have tried to do the same with my children. When they start the first grade they begin piano lessons. This school year my second oldest started first grade, but the piano teacher that my oldest had been going to is no longer teaching. So neither of them were playing the piano. I started teaching them on my own this week. I had forgotten how much I love them playing the piano, even if it isn't perfect or professional. I love having that kind of music back in my home. It is a blessing to teach them. I am grateful for the inspiration from my Heavenly Father to start teaching them.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Prayers from Others

This past weekend I went on a short business trip without my family. The weather wasn't good and driving to and from the roads were slippery a few times. Not only am I grateful for Heavenly Father watching over me because of my prayers, but I am also grateful for the prayers of my family on my behalf. I know they were heard and I could feel them strengthening me. I love the power of prayer it is very powerful and true.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

A look back

I can't believe how fast this year has gone by. It is already November. The leaves are starting to fall. The air is turning crisp. Halloween is over, and now is the time to start reflecting on the past year and what blessings have come. I am overwhelmed with all of the blessing that I have received. My health is not perfect and I still have a long way to go. But I am healthier than I have been in a long time. Because of that I have been able to be more involved with my children in their school. I have started growing my home business. I have been able to meet new people and hopefully have blessed their lives. My plate is full and, more than not, I am able to handle carrying it. If you would have told me last year at this point I would be here where I am, I don't think I would have believed you. I truly feel my Heavenly Father's hand in my life. I just need to remember to let His hand continue to be there.