I have so much to be thankful for and these last couple of months I have really been struggling with knowing my purpose and responsibilty in life right now. I know I am a mom and a wife but I always feel like I am losing myself as an individual. I know Satan is working so hard on me and trying to make me feel unappreciated and unimportant. But as I have prayed and read different things I have been reminded that I am a daughter of a Heavenly Father who loves me so much! He knows my potential and through my struggles is making me a stronger person. He is aware of my needs even if they seem stupid and small. I have been so thankful for all of the people he has put in my life to teach me things and show me how important it is to stay faithful and dilligent in my everyday life. I am so grateful for everything I have. All of my needs are met and I have the best family I could ever imagine! I am so thankful for a husband who works so hard to provide for me physically but also strives to do whats right so I am taken care of emotionally and spiritually. I am thankful that he is worthy to give me blessings on demand as well as being able to give them to members of my ward. He is such a huge example to me. I am so thankful for my calling. As much work as it is, physically and emotionally, I have been so grateful for the opportunity to serve and give to others. That is where I find my greatest joy! I honestly enjoy serving others and want to pass that on to my children. There is such a "high" that comes when you forget yourself and do something for others. I have so much to be grateful for, but my biggest blessing is my children! I love them so much! I am so thankful that they chose me as their mom. I don't do most things right when it comes to parenting but I do love them more than anyone else ever could! They bring so much joy into my life! I wanted to post a few things they have said lately that have just simply, made me laugh:
I was changing my sheets and Brody says " Oh, did you pee the bed too?"
Chandler and Brody were fighting and Brody comes in and tells me " Chandler is not being nice. He will not be going on a mission."
I was getting dressed for the gym and was in my sports bra. Chandler looks at my so intently and says, " Umm, mom. Heavenly Father wouldn't want you to wear that. He likes us to cover our bellys and our, umm you know, chest."
I asked Chandler to turn down a show and he says "Iam a big brother, not a servant."
We were going to wal-mart and Chandler asked who got to park in the handicap spots. I explained to him who and why they get to park there and he responds " But Brodys cross-eyed. Cant we park there?"
I need to keep better record of the things they say! It seems like everyday I could have a huge list of the funny things they do and say! Stella is talking like crazy and some of the things she repeats are so funny. She loves to do anything her brothers do and will repeat almost anything they say! I love you guys! Keep entertaining us and making life so fun!!!