Saturday, January 30, 2010

I love my girls.
I love the warm sunshine.
I love smiles.
I love hugs.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

"Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish. Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel. Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal."

I have had the words to this hymn running through my mind all day.
I don't really feel like going into all the details of the people and sorrows that have been on my mind, but the last sentence-"Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal", has really made me feel better about some things.
It's just hard to deal with the pain sometimes here on earth and the unanswered questions, but I know that Heaven really can heal all of our sorrows, hurts, and pains.

I am so grateful for the knowledge I have of my Heavenly Father and my Savior, Jesus Christ.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

My thoughts today

Sometimes it is really hard for me to see all the suffering and disparity in the world. I feel so helpless as to how I can make a difference. It can be really discouraging if you think about all the horrible situations that people all over the world are in. War, natural disasters, poverty, inhumane living conditions, unfair treatment of ethnicities, etc. All of these things weigh on my mind at times.
I struggle with the hopelessness of it all and somehow wanting to solve everything and knowing I can't, all alone.

Then last night I finally had a light bulb moment.
I don't have to change the entire world. I don't have to save the world.
But I can do something. I can help someone.
I may not be able to heal all the wounds of the suffering, but I can help someone by taking action and doing something to help. Every little act of charity or kindness helps.

Someone has already saved the entire world. My Savior, Jesus Christ has already done it. He has already taken it upon himself to heal the wounds of all those who hurt, every unfair thing and all I have to do is try my best to be like him.
That is what I can do, to make this world a better place.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Our Quick Trip to DC

These pictures loaded backwards, so I guess I will just talk about this trip from the end to the beginning.
This is me and Matt at the airport, on the way home from our whirlwind, less than 24 hour trip to go to Whitney and Richard's sealing at the Washington DC Temple.
It was soooo cold.
My mom, dad, and Andrew were visiting with Audrey and Scott, so we were able to stay with them and they came to the temple too. Andrew was mainly a baby holder.
We got to meet our newest nephew, Lucas while we were on this trip and he is sooo cute!
Matt took a picture of the temple from the outside. I have never been to this temple before. It is so big and beautiful.
I stayed inside. It was about 16 degrees with really strong winds, so we took lots of pictures inside then the happy couple went outside for a couple of minutes for more pictures. I stayed inside and helped hold Lucas.
Matt went outside and held coats and things.
After the ceremony, we headed to the Cheesecake Factory for a yummy lunch.
Then we went to Audrey and Scott's house for a few hours and got to see the other kiddos and visit.
This is Lucas. He really is the sweetest baby ever. So smiley and happy. Never cries. I wanted to bring him home with me.
I really did. His brothers got quite upset when they heard me say that and quickly had him taken out of my arms so I couldn't steal him.

Fun trip!
I am so happy for Richard and Whitney. So glad that we were able to make it up to the wedding.
Thanks to Grandma Becky and Papa Frank for watching our kids, so that we could actually afford to go up there without being completely broke.
It was a great trip!