Tuesday, January 26, 2016

we can make it.

this is only kindergarten.


finn gave us a fright when he walked out of his classroom, out of the school, through the neighborhood and home. all alone. in the middle of the school day.
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if i applied to work scooping ice-cream and then found out i was actually hired to be the new CEO of Baskin Robins, it might feel something like this.

being a parent is a big deal.
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what would i do without ______________?

1. my husband
2. my faith
3. my Savior

1. without my husband i would sit around regretting all of the things i do wrong. thoughts of inadequacy, failure, remorse and fear would weigh me down. his voice brings me up. his help gives me peace. he tells me i'm not crazy, and i need that.

2. without my faith i would be tossed on waves of fads and fazes. i wouldn't know where to turn for guidance and direction. i'd just flip flop around, parenting in tides. my faith is a steady beat. my faith calms the winds and rains and helps me to accomplish the impossible through tiny footfalls.

3. without my Savior... well, what's the opposite of hope? despair. doubt. discouragement. without Him those things would overtake me. my Savior calls me out of the darkness, beckons to me, leads me on. He reminds me that our children are His, too, and that we are not alone in our hopes for them.

through kindergarten and all the other trials, i know we can make it.

"I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up." (Doc and Cov 84:88)


Travis said...

OH! What a scare! That would put my heart in my throat. I'm now realizing too how parenting IS a BIG deal. As in, my oldest is approaching pre-teen years and it makes me nervous...my husband as well. Are you constantly feeling the need to be on top of your parenting game?? We are! And only the Savior can help us with that.

joolee said...

Oops, that comment above was me! :)

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you. My phone is broken and you're not on facebook, so I figured I'd let you know here. You seemed like you had a lot on your mind when I saw you. Anyway, thinking of you.