Friday, September 17, 2010

Faith in the Face of Adversity

So today has been a challenge. After you think that everything is finally beginning to go right, it all seems to fall apart. Jame was poised to get his job back with the Powell Police Department, but due to circumstances beyond his control, he wasn't able to get his job back. The fear of the unknown is a very scary thing. We aren't sure what we are going to do now, but I have remembered what many church leaders have stated that where there is fear, there can not be faith.
"Fear and faith cannot coexist in our hearts at the same time." Neil L. Anderson. So, I am choosing to replace the fear of the unknown, with the faith that Heavenly Father has a bigger and better plan for us. Jame's patriarchal blessing is very specific about his faith and how it will influence the work that he does and the education that he receives. Now we are praying that this might be our Abrahamic Trial, and that after this things will begin to move upward. This is all I can do now. I believe in my husband and in his abilities and I know that if he can overcome his own personal struggles, that he will be able to become a greater man than he could have ever imagined. I can only live in hope and faith and "cast out all fear."

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Joys Of Motherhood

So, today is Breckin's 3rd birthday, and I have to say that I am so grateful that I have been able to spend the day with him. It has been such a great day! We had muffins and milk for breakfast, we then spent some of the morning watching cartoons and cleaning up the house a little bit, then we finished decorating his cake. For lunch we had a little picnic outside and played with a sprinkler toy that I found a few days ago at Toys R Us. After playing outside for a few hours, the kids went in and took a bath to clean off again :)While they were in the bathtub, I was discretely wrapping Breckin's birthday presents. Finally, at around 3:00, Breckin went down for a nap, he still needs at least a few hours of sleep every day or he gets pretty grumpy. It's almost 5:00 now and the kitchen and living room are decorated with Spongebob and we're ready to party. I also got some school work done. I only hope that Jame can get hired on at the Powell Police Department again. We really love everyone there and they have always been so good to us. It's a hard job, but it's something that Jame is really good at. He's also working on finding an apartment for us in Powell, and it's looking good so far. Everybody keep your fingers crossed that things start to look up. I have a feeling it's all going to get better from here on out :) Thank you Heavenly Father for my husband and for my children, and that now I am able to stay at home with them. I'm so glad that I got to be with them today.