Sheri Dew, one of the most inspiring women I’ve ever met said, “Am I the women I think I am, the woman I want to be? More importantly, am I the woman the Savior needs me to be?”
All of a sudden I gained this eternal perspective on my life and how these little tantrums or that huge pile of laundry I haven’t gotten to just don’t matter. What’s important is that we’re able to see past this moment and realize that there is a much bigger picture and a much bigger plan for us. I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for me and my family. Sure, life is hard. And sometimes it just plain sucks and we don’t understand why we are going through certain trials. But there is a plan. And I want you to know that I know that Heavenly Father knows you by name. He loves you. He is aware of you. And if we can just trust Him and know that there is a purpose for all of this then maybe we can find that motivation we need to continue pushing along.
The world would have you believe that what you’re doing isn’t good enough. Silly blogs. They really do make you look so much more perfect than you are. Of course I’m not going to post a picture of what I look like everyday running errands. Because it’s a red . hot . mess! I get caught up in the comparing game just like the next woman. But let’s try not to compare our weaknesses with others strengths okay? We just need to be the women that the Savior needs.
We just can’t let the Lord down. And if the day comes when we are the only women on earth who find nobility and divinity in motherhood, so be it.
I don’t stay at home with my children because I LOOOVE it. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I do love it. But come on, it’s hard! I’d love to get all dressed up and go to work where people actually appreciate me. A couple pats on the back and some grown up conversation would be nice! Ha! I stay at home with my children because I feel it’s where I need to be. I know it’s where I need to be. I would hate to look back and my life and wish I had done something more.
So here I am. Feeling a little overwhelmed. Yes. But I know that this trial is something I can handle. Because the Lord would not have given it to me if He thought it wasn’t going to make me stronger. It’s that eternal perspective that we need to hang onto.