Have you ever felt overlooked? Like your opinion & what you do doesn't matter? Have you ever felt so alone, like no one else knew you existed? Have you ever felt like you've given all you can give & just don't have anymore to give? Have you ever felt like YOU were the one who deserved it, but it's always someone else that got it? Have you ever tried to be a good friend but didn't receive the same in return? Have you ever felt your Heavenly Father's love surround you so completely that all those other feelings got lost? My Heavenly Father loves me & is aware of me & my needs. He knows the blessings I need & the trials to make me grow stronger. My Heavenly Father does not overlook me & I matter to Him, he never leaves me alone & gives me strength when I feel all is lost.
I had the opportunity to listen to Sheri Dew speak at a Women's Conference. She spoke of influence. Each day we are influencing at least 100 people, how are we influencing them? Are we being charitable? Are we living the way Heavenly Father wants us to live so that those we are influencing come out better people? As I went through the line at the grocery store the cashier smiled & complimented my enormous belly. She influenced me & made me feel better for having seen her. How am I leaving those that I see? Although I may feel sadness or anger from something that happened, I need to make sure that I'm leaving others better than how I found them.
What are we letting influence our lives? Is the TV on too much, are we letting the world influence who we become instead of the Lord? I know in my house the TV could be on less & we would be a closer family. How grateful I am for my family & the wonderful influence they are for me & for my kids. Every woman has the right to feel validated, loved & accepted. May we all strive harder to validate & love instead of tear down others.
This is our journey through this life together. I want to remember everything; the boring, monotonous, the fun & exciting & especially the funny. Afterall my kids won't stay young forever & I want to remember the easy times; I was able to console them with just a hug & a kiss, I was able to have them believe that I was right & knew what was best; there will come a day when they think they're right & know what's best & I sure hope I taught them right so they know that for sure!
Jeff & I got married on Nov. 8th 2003. We have 4 kids: Ethan is 5, Lexi is 3, Makelle is one & Kyler was born March 11th. We love to camp & go to the cabin. We love to go four wheeling. Jeff works for his dad making surgical tools for hospitals & they also do laser etching. I love being a stay at home mom; although we have our challenges I couldn't ask for anything more.
Ethan is 5. He plays soccer & loves it! He loves to play wii, box & wrestle his daddy. He's currently in pre-school, but is so excited to go to kindergarten this year. He loves to learn & he loves teaching his younger sisters new things.
Lexi is 3. She loves to help me clean. She enjoys playing with dolls & playing princess & prince with her big brother. Her favorite movie is Cinderella & she loves to play dress ups. She loves holding her baby brother!
Makelle is 1 1/2. She loves doing what her older siblings do. She repeats everything we say to her. She's so happy & lovable. She loves any stuffed animal & babies.
He is so happy & content. He loves to cuddle & smile. He's already quite a talker & I love to hear his stories!
*Lexi came up to me & said: "Ethan hit me."
Me: "Ethan did you hit Lexi?"
Ethan: "No I didn't, I just touched her really fast!"