Tuesday, February 4, 2014

In all things

It seems to me that in recent years I cannot look at any moment in my life without seeing the evidence of Heavenly Father's work. Every time that I wonder how I could possibly make it out of this mess or another, a solution always seems to arrive with the most significant timing. 

Most recently we had the opportunity to take over as managers for a small apartment complex that our friends happened to be leaving. It all happened pretty quickly, and I'm sitting here writing from the desk of the office of our new home. I am grateful for this chance that Heavenly Father has provided for us. And the best part is that we get to be back in our old ward boundaries, which is awesome! 

So, today I am so very grateful.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Of Things Eternal

On December 28th, 2013 My husband and I entered the temple to make very special covenants. 

We were able to have many friends and family present as we promised each other for eternity. And then the moment our little boys were brought into the room and we were sealed together for all time and eternity as a family, my heart was overjoyed. I am so grateful for that experience and for the opportunity to improve my life each day. As I write this, I can can't help but think of the words of one of my favorite primary hymns which goes like this: 
I like to look for rainbows whenever there is rain
And ponder on the beauty of an Earth made clean again.
I want my life to be as clean as Earth right after rain.
 I want to be the best I can to live with God again.

When everything was finished, we stepped outside in the chilly winter night. It was sprinkling out, and the ground was wet. I heard the words of that song in my mind and I knew that this was my chance to be clean again and to do my best in the future. What a beautiful hope I have.

Trystan Eugene Curtis

On October 24, 2013 Trystan Eugene was born in the early hours of the morning. He brings to our home a beautiful sweet spirit, and I feel at peace when he is near. 
Over the last couple months, his older brother has struggled to adjust to not being the center of our world, but he is on his way to being a wonderful big brother...
...when he's not throwing toys at his baby brother's head.
I am a lucky girl :)