loved this.

You can recognize women who are grateful to be a daughter of God by their reverence for motherhood, even when that blessing has been withheld from them for a time. In those circumstances, their righteous influence can be a blessing in the lives of children they love. Their exemplary teachings can echo the voice of a faithful home and resonate truth in the hearts of children who need another witness.

Margaret D. Nadauld (Oct 2000)


feeling broken?

You might want to read this.  It touched my heart today and it's something we can remember on those bad days.

This part was the tear-jerker for me:

He hand chose you out of the crowd, and precisely changed you to be the person you are. I believe he took you aside, put his arm around you, and with tears streaming down his very own face, knowing it will break your heart, asked if you if could carry this burden.
He promised you would never be alone. And he would bless you!
But, he would need to make you differently.
Not to break you.
But to create miracles for your eyes to see.
Every day.


other ways to mother.

Just a note: I am feeling better about the flower thing.  I think I just needed to get that off my chest.  So thanks for hearing me out while I vented! :)

I just wanted to share a little something on Mother's Day...

 “While we tend to equate motherhood solely with maternity, in the Lord’s language, the word mother has layers of meaning. … Motherhood is more than bearing children, though it is certainly that. It is the essence of who we are as women. It defines our very identity, our divine stature and nature, and the unique traits our Father gave us. … For reasons known to the Lord, some women are required to wait to have children. This delay is not easy for any righteous woman. But the Lord’s timetable for each of us does not negate our nature. Some of us, then, must simply find other ways to mother. And all around us are those who need to be loved and led.”
 Sheri L. Dew, “Are We Not All Mothers?” November 2001 Ensign

A couple of years ago before we had been blessed with our little Hannah, I was a leader/teacher over a a group of girls in the Faith in God program at our church.  One of the girls asked me if I had any kids.  I said no and a few of them gasped and told me that I needed to have one... and soon!!  :)  I politely explained that we wanted to have a baby but that Heavenly Father would bless us with one when it was the right time.  One of my sweet girls exclaimed "It's okay, It's kind of like we are your kids right now anyway!"  It's amazing the spirit these young girls had and I was deeply touched by this comment, it lingered with me throughout my trail of trying to conceive and carry a child full term.  Thanks to that young girl I was able to refocus some of my efforts into what the Lord would have be do BEFORE I had a baby.  Who was I to "Mother" before I came a "Mother"?  I am grateful the opportunities that I had to be an influence on those girls and to have the chance to serve those I did before our sweet baby girl graced our life.  

This video also helped me remember that I had the opportunity to serve even when I was in a trial myself.



I thought this post eloquently described ways that family and friends can give support to someone who is NOT expecting and wants to be...

What to Say When She's NOT Expecting

Post edit: sorry to those who read this title and got nervous... I am doing fine. :\