Friday, March 2, 2012

Come What May and Smile

We are finishing up our month learning about dinosaurs.  I wish getting them to smile together for the camera was as easy as making those bright, purple headbands!

Despite the silly faces, we are having a hard time.  At times it can be difficult, especially me, to put my trust in the Lord.  And it can be easy to forget Him when I feel so much lacking.  

Even though we have enough food, shelter, clothing, and employment, my challenges seem to overshadow our one truly abundant gift: perspective.  Within the past few months, I feel more exhaustion and mental fog as Sam's 60-70 hour work week continues, our respite care is 20 hours too litle and Esra's challenges are growing. 

It is all taking a toll, chipping away at my resolve to be....well, to just be.  (Our daughter has been diagnosed as "failure to thrive" again.  She needs a G-tube, a Chait tube, as well as extensive dental work and another pair of eartubes.)   

I am being taught so, so slowly, that our perspective can help us decide beforehand how to handle adversity.  "Come What May and Love It" could just be my new inner resolution to keep me going when the days seem to never end.  How we respond to our challenges is the key.  Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin explains:


I am grateful for this message by an Apostle of the Lord to remind us why challenges come.  As we do our best to overcome, please pray for us.  Also consider visiting our Current Needs page above for more information.




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