Thursday, March 6, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
We have the opportunity to move. It's crazy though how you think you're not attached to a place but as soon as the reality of leaving hits then suddenly all your neighbors seem nicer, your kids suddenly have friends they can't live without and the mantle over the fireplace that has always bothered you now seems like no problem at all. Moving from a place that you know, is hard, even if you don't always like it at least you know it. In a new place you don't know the quirks of your neighbors or what teachers you like in the school or how the sun shines through your windows in the morning. It's all turning out to be harder than I expected. I am excited though. It's a new adventure and and I fully understand that people move all the time so I am probably, totally actually, over thinking this all. I just need to focus on the future. It is a cool house with views for miles and loads of potential. It's going to look awesome when I am done with it AND it has a pool! Have you ever struggled with this? Are there tricks that I don't know about to make letting go easier??
Monday, February 24, 2014
I have been trying to read my scriptures everyday. I was raised in the LDS faith where we are encouraged to do just that, but sadly I can't remember ever doing it consistently. I have been reading consistently now for just a month but I have noticed a difference. I feel more "aware" of others, more friendly more kind. I notice I'm talking about things I have read because I have questions or found something interesting to me or liked a phrase. It's sad to say that this is all new to me being 32 years old! But, by far, my favorite thing is that my kids are seeing me read.
With all that information you can now understand why I was motivated to do a painting like this.
It's not finished. I want to take it slow so I can do it right. I told my husband the gift is prayer and we got into a discussion on prayer being a gift or not... I truly believe it is a great gift to be able to freely talk to my Father in Heaven whenever and where ever and to see my prayers being answered. I know that a month a go I would not have written a post like this even though it was in my heart. People don't especially like to hear it. I feel it's just one of the many blessings that I have seen come with reading scriptures everyday. I just can't hold it in and I am grateful for it.