Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Weeeeeee......


We went and visited Grandma Meriwether on Sunday! She has all kinds of fun things to do in the backyard. Jeff jumped on the trampoline with Owen and I swung with him. He loves to swing! Thanks for the visit Grandma Meriwether...

Life as I know It

Life as I know it is very different than it has ever been. As a teenager I never realized what was in store for me later in life. I sometimes wonder how kids now deal with the pressure of trying to keep up with fashions, have good friendships, pressure to partake in drugs, sex and alcohol and staying true to the gospel principles. I guess you could say that I have been doing lots of thinking lately and pregnancy tends to make me a bit emotional. As I bring another one of Heavenly Father's choice spirits into the world I feel extremely blessed and overjoyed that he trusts me to raise these precious gifts in such a horrible world filled with Satan's power. Everywhere you look you see Satan's hand in the mix of things. How is it that I was so blessed to be born into the gospel and not have to find it later in life or at all? Having this knowledge has been the greatest gift anyone could ever receive. I cannot imagine my precious little Owen partaking in Satan's power as he gets older. It breaks my heart to see sweet innocent children exposed to such cruel and harmful things. I realize I must be prepared to answer any questions that my own children may have about the gospel. Growing up, I guess you could say, I had a very bad attitude about the gospel and in church found myself being a bad example to my best friends by choosing not to sing primary songs and openly saying "No" to near every calling asked of me. At the time I thought I was being cool but in all reality I was given the opportunity to attend church and partake of several callings and I chose Satan's way. As an adult and mother I now know how stupid I was and am glad that I finally saw the light and woke up. My children need me to be a near perfect example so that they can in turn lead a good life and not get mixed up in all the crap that is out there. I do realize that they will have free agency and will have to make decisions for their own learning purposes but I don't want them to blame me later in life for something I should have taught them. Daily prayer and scripture is a must and am thankful that I have a husband who is willing to do this with his family. Is it enough though? I think it is vital that children have a personal relationship with Heavenly Father and come to know our Savior and understand the sacrifice that was made for each of us so that we can return to our Heavenly Father and live eternally with our families. Again, I feel very blessed to bring another little one into our home and can't wait to meet her sweet spirit. I love my family, friends, my precious Owen, and my wonderful husband. Jeff you are the best thing that has ever happened to me and I'm so grateful for all you do for me and our family! Some say that there isn't such thing as finding your soul mate...Well, I'm proof that there is one and only out there! I love you Jeff!