Friday, September 18, 2009

This question matters

As I was studying my scriptures this morning with a heart and mind full of "life" I was reminded of a life changing lesson I learned just over 5 years ago.

As I struggled with the joy and demands of being the mom to a recovering only child and 3 toddlers, I prayed constantly for help and guidance. Over and over the simple answer came, "Love them" or specifically "love so and so." After Nathan died all I could think about was, "Did/does he know how much I love him?" It was the constant cry of my heart and soul. I was so grateful that over and over through his short time with us as I came to my Heavenly Father with my list of frustrations...help me potty train them, why won't they sleep, help Mychel adjust, and on and on the answer was what he knew I/we would need more than anything else.

So, I today I'm asking: Do those most dear and precious to me know I love them? Really, what else matters?

3 comments:

BoufMom9 said...

Of course they know! How could they not???
I pray for you often. I can not imagine how incredibly hard it is......

The Starbuck Family said...

I can always count on reading your blog and feeling happy or comforted or wanting to be a better person. Thank you for reminding me what matters most-just simply loving them! I have found that the Savior's approach to just love, always works. ALWAYS.It never ceases to amaze me that His love for us just makes everything okay. I think I need to go tell those I love the most that I do. Thank you!

Chrystina said...

That is a lesson I learned in Georgia. Watching you with your kiddos, just loving them. I need to love mine more and let the other things slide. Thanks Shelice!