Monday, February 2, 2009

Welcome February

As most of you know, one of my favorite quotes is, "tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it" Well...February is a new month with no mistakes and new resolutions. We've had some ruff couple of weeks with Heath's grandma passing, no money, food allergies with Jace, sleeping issues with Camden, Heath's new impossible schedule--I may as well be single. But, yesterday at church i had so many revelations. I realized, and somehow I always FORGET...that the Lord wants us to be happy. That these trials are for our good and that they aren't here to make life tough but can help us on the road to happiness. I've been so overwhelmed and consumed with looking at the many things going wrong, that I've forgotten everything that's going RIGHT. A couple thoughts from church:
- If you pray for something in faith, you better be prepared to listen and accept the answer.
- Don't forget to serve your family members with a sincere heart
- I need to tell Jace I love him and how proud I am of him everyday (we have some hard days and I need to be better and more patient with his EXUBERANT personality.)
- Reach out and love your neighbors

So...to a new day, a new february and to being a better mom, wife, friend and neighbor

2 comments:

Jared and Lauren said...

Thanks for posting this Stacey!! I know I sure needed it too!
Hope February is looking up! :)

dixonfamily said...

AMEN!! I always think of Pres. Hinckley's closing remarks almost every general conference..."be a little better, a little kinder,etc..." and when I think about life like that it seems doable. Baby steps. There are definitely months when is seems like it's never going to get better and then days when you feel like it couldn't get any better cause it was SO good. I guess that it part of mortality. Here's to a new day!!