Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Another Burned Dinner Day...

Lately it seems that I've been experiencing a few too many burned dinner days.  It's not that I keep overcooking the food like I did tonight, but rather it's that despite my best efforts,  some things in my life just aren't turning out the way I expect/want them to.

I'm getting to face new kinds of challenges.  I'm learning to be patient.  I'm learning to trust the Lord's plan. I'm learning to pick up the blackened scraps left of my expectations and trying to recreate it into something edible again.  Hopefully better than what it would have been originally.

Unfortunately, in the process, I definitely have done more than my fair share of being grumpy with the kids, muttering curse words at clueless motorists, and complaining openly here on the blog (sorry).

But also I have found my heart turning inwards and bringing to my memory the countless blessings in my life.  My wonderful, supportive husband.  The gift of eternal families.  5 sweet kids.  Comfort in my worries.  A loving, supportive network of friends and family.  

"Though the storm clouds may gather, though the rains may pour down upon us, our knowledge of the gospel and our love of our Heavenly Father and of our Savior will comfort and sustain us and bring joy to our hearts as we walk uprightly and keep the commandments. There will be nothing in this world that can defeat us."     ~Pres. Thomas S. Monson~



Mom said...

That sure is a cute picture of Ellie. Love the quote by President Monson. You are always in our prayers.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

I prefer a little burnt edges anyway! LOL

annalisa said...

I'm praying for you! I love this picture of Ellie!

Aitch said...

It's amazing how counting your blessings can improve your outlook on life, but boy can it be hard (at least for me) to get to that point when your in the middle of a difficult time, especially when you have no control over the situation.

Ellie definitely is the cutest pumpkin in the patch! Glad to see that kindergarten hasn't changed her eclectic sense of fashion :o)

K said...

That's just the quote I needed today. Thanks Lara!

Katie said...

Hi Lara -

I noticed your blog link on a Google Group email, and have been thoroughly enjoying your wit and humor (not to mention these FHE ideas!). I adore the way this picture captures Ellie's light & joy. I feel like the world's luckiest primary teacher!

Annette said...

Love the TSM quote.

Burnt edges are part of life, aren't they?

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