Thursday, March 19, 2009


If I were to take a magic wand to my life, there isn't much I would change. There are things on my want list (bigger house, nicer yard, more money to travel with), but at the core, I am happy with my life. I struggle - we all struggle - but I am infinitely grateful for what I have been given. That may seem like a strange thing to proclaim to the blogging world. But my existence was recently belittled, so it's been on my mind lately. We all have our own lists of things that we need in order to be happy. I feel like I have my list. I'm in a good place & on the track I need to be on. My list may be different than yours, but that's how it should be.

Months ago, I remember being challenged in Sacrament meeting to take a deep look within ourselves (Jared, was that you?). I must have heard it subconsciously amidst the battle for reverence with a 2 year old, but it stuck with me & I've found some areas that are in much-need of renovation. I want to be a better mother, friend & daughter of God. I think that being at peace with ourselves, following our Savior & knowing that we are walking the path that Heavenly Father has set for us are the things that bring happiness to our lives.

And for me, this little face brings happiness, too. I hope that we all have our own brand of happy juice.



Shannon said...

I hope you are ok. If anyone said anything mean to you I swear I will come and find them!!!!

I love this raw post though. Your thoughts are so true in so many people. You are a beautiful woman and you do so much good. You deserve to be happy!

I think about you all the time. Glad to see that you posted something today. :)

Cassie said...

I love ya so much Sam, and that Hollie... she's just yummy.

Tammy said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Gives us all something to think about.

I must say that your hapy juice looks so old in these pictures! Tell her Aunt Tammy and CJ say hello from Minnesota~

Mandalynn said...

Who would belittle you? Everyone chooses a different life to lead. As long as your path isn't harming anyone else, it's a good path and a good life. We're all different and live different lives. That's what makes our communities strong. You're doing fine - don't let anyone else tell you differently.

arianne said...

that little HOllie is getting SOOO big! she is looking like a little girl instead of a baby, how cute is she?

Jer, Er and kids said...

I sure would love to know the details...what is there about you that anyone could NOT love? You know I just adore you, I am sure you have figured it out by the number of times I am on your caller ID. Hollie bug you little doll we miss you!!! We need to play SO soon!

Kim said...

She is completely adorable. Thanks for the reminder of what we have...and what we should be more focused on.