Some days just merit the "Crappy Mom Award". Yesterday was one of those days, no less. I won't bore you with the details, but the highlight of my day was Book Club last night. We discussed the book "The Continuous Atonement" which I mentioned in the earlier post. A truly enlightening read. We discussed this concept (feelings of inadequacy, spinning our wheels trying to keep it all together...anybody know how that feels?)
"Don't worry about if you have done enough. Rather, ask if what you have done is acceptable to God. In those anxious moments, the greatest comfort I have found is in knowing any effort is pleasing to God even if He and I both know it's not my all or my best. Elder Gerald N. Lund wrote: "Remember that one of Satan's strategies, especially with good people, is to whisper in their ears: 'if you are not perfect, you are failing.' This is one of his most effective deceptions...We should recognize that God is pleased with every effort we make--no matter how faltering--to better ourselves."
And then I found this beautiful picture: My naughty little 3-year old is peacefully enjoying his slumber. He is clean, content and asleep. I am enough, at least for today.
I am honored to be married to my husband extraordinaire Joseph, for 15 years. Our joy is full (most days) because we are blessed to have these children in our family: Joshua (12yrs), Emma (10 yrs), Caleb (7yrs), and Elizabeth (5 yrs.). I enjoy camping with my family, cooking, reading, playing and teaching the violin and blogging. Our story began over 15 years ago at Ricks College. We have moved 9 times in 14 years, but have come full circle to the city where we were married and sealed in the LDS temple.