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Jul 26, 2013

I don't have time or It's not a priority?!

For the few minutes I was in Relief Society on Sunday,
something was said that has stuck with
and then resonated with me on Tuesday and again this morning.
 
I don't really remember how we got to this point,
but a few women mentioned that the more you read youR scriptures the firmer your faith is.
Not only that but you need to show your children that reading the scriptures is important as well
and the best way to do that is right in front of them.
Before Royce was born, I never had the 'nesting' feeling so speak.
Instead of 'nesting' physically and around the home, I feel like I was attempting to 'nest' spiritually.
I had this strong urge and desire to want to read Conference Talks and Scriptures and
listen to and read anything spiritual.
Well, like regular 'nesting', my 'spiritual' nesting came to an end.
I have wanted to get back to that.
I want to read my scriptures every day.
I want to study and disect the Conference Talks.
I want to feel the spirit more in my every day life.
During that lesson on Sunday, I had the strong desire again to spiritual 'nest'.
I have this feeling Royce needs me to do that.
 
On Tuesday I got this email from The Redheaded Hostess.
(I subscribe to her blog because I LOVE all her posts
but never have the time to stalk my blogger feed.)
Her post reminded me again about the feeling I had on Sunday.
The title of the post is How A Busy Mom CAN Study Her Scriptures.
I printed it out.
I want to become better and I'm going to try some of these ideas.
 
So, in an effort to try and feel the spirit more during my day,
I listened to The Mormon Channel on my 30 minute commute to grandma's and work this morning.
The episode that was playing was Tech Savvy and
about how blogging is a great way to share your testimony.
Then Mormon Channel Daily came on.
It was about Priceless Gifts You Can Give and it was the end that brought it all home.
They talked about the phrase that seems to be the theme of my life lately.
I don't have time.
But what caught me off guard was what you are really telling yourself 
or someone else when you say 'I don't have time'.
You are really saying...
That is not a priority.
I don't have time to read my scriptures.
I don't have time to exercise.
I don't have time... blah blah blah
I don't think I ever want to hear that phrase again!!!!
 
I'm making a commitment right now!
I may not have the time to actually sit down and read the Scriptures or Conference Talks 
but I CAN keep doing what I did today and listen them on my commute to and from work!!!
OH!
And I'm going to try and stop using the phrase.... I don't have time! :)
 
I hope you guys have a great day!
 
 

Jul 16, 2013

No more room...

I really don't like it when there are gaps in my postings :(
I've got a lot going on right now and it seems like my plate is so full that there is no room for dessert.
And that is a travisty!!!
Especially when there is chocolate involved :)
In this case, the dessert, would be me time or any time for that matter.
 
My husband was almost out of work for the summer.
Last minute a guy stepped in and begged them to build his house.
I say begged because the commute is an hour and a half ONE way!!!
They took the job.
We talked about it and knew there would be a lot of sacrifices.
Less family time.
Less us time.
Less me time.
More stress....
It was either all of that or run out of money.
Can I just say that I hate how the world revolves around money and we can't ever make enough?
I encouraged Marvin.
I supported Marvin.
This is what our family needed to stay afloat.
I was ready to be strong and be the independent Super-Mom/Wife.
I was ready to take on the WORLD!!!!!
 
I stayed home from church two weeks ago because I had really bad allergies and Royce
had woke up at 3:30 am sceaming.
Come to find out he broke his first tooth!!
Marvin stayed home with me until the last hour of church when he had to
go and teach the young men. 
He comes home and sits on the exercise ball next to the couch and looks at me and says,
"You're gonna have to get use to being without me even more."
Uhhhhh?!?!?!
"I got called as the Young Men's President."
WHAAAAAAAAA?!?!?!?!?
NOW????
REALLY?!?!?!?!
 
(Okay... I do have to back track and say that I knew this was coming at some point. I have always known since Marvin's brother lived with us that we would be working with young men.
It's just bad timing.
But I guess the Lords timing is not our timing right?)
 
My typical day starts at 4:45am.
Running between Grandma's, work, Grandma's and home again.
Then I'm struggling to feed Royce, entertain him and make dinner all before Marvin comes home
so we can eat before 7.
Then it's bath-time and bed time is always a struggle lately.
I was so exhausted last night that I thought Royce slept through the night.
Thank goodness Heavenly Father let me sleep and woke Marvin up :)
 
The point of this was not to complain, though it does feel kind of nice to get it all off my chest.
The point was to tell you that I'm trying.
I'm trying to be encouraging of Marvin.
I'm trying to be supportive of Marvin.
I'm trying to find a less stressful part time job.
I'm trying to keep my house decent.
I'm trying to be the best mom for Royce.
I'm simply trying...
And right now, I'm sad to say, this blog is not a priority on my 'I'm trying list...'
I will come back.
I have some ideas.
They will still be sporatic but I will be back.
I love and I appreciate all your encouragement and support.
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I'm also a contributing blogger over at Mormon Mommy Blogs and try and write for them once a month.