Lifting Us Up!

Today was a rainy day and I felt like cuddling up in a blanket to watch a movie with my daughter so she would take a nap and I could too, but I decided to watch a video clip on turning outside ourselves instead of taking a nap. It made me think of my potential in serving others. So instead of “dreaming of mansions above”–I woke up to “do something more.”1 I decided to share the greatest motivation in my life–the love of our Savior with those who care to listen. Instead of thinking of a rainy day as a forlorn storm, I hope we can think of the rain in reference to our Savior Jesus Christ who has overcome the storm so we can start anew–and who helps us to grow as do the flowers after they receive rain.

“Celebrate the gift of victory over every fall…sorrow…discouragement …[or]fear we have ever faced—to say nothing of our resurrection from death and forgiveness for our sins…Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, suffered, died, and rose from death in order that He could, like lightning in a summer storm, grasp us as we fall, hold us with His might, and through our obedience to His commandments, lift us to eternal life.”-Elder Jeffrey R. Holland 2

I know Jesus Christ lives and that as we turn to Him, he will help us overcome!




I say yes–you shake your head no!
You point there–I say go!
Uh-oh…you say as you make a mess;
If you could just talk, there’d be less stress…
Only just a handful, used sparingly, are your favorite words.
You screech them so happily…
No, Bampa, puppy, Mama, Dada, and baby.
Everything else points to THAT!
Being a mother is where it’s at 😉

Why Life is Worth Living

A new life begun . . .

So tiny in my arms.

Getting so big!

Yay, you crawled to me!

No! Get out of there!

Yes–so sweet in slumber.

Waking up at odd hours and . . .

Laughing with me as you put your face into mine;

Life will never be the same without you.

I love you.

So many others do too –and will come to.

Live life to its fullest.

Soon enough you will understand  this poem for you–

For yourself–you are unique :0

Glad to share so many moments with you.

Moments are what make life worth living.