Thursday, October 2, 2014

"Sometimes we want to have growth without challenges and to develop strength without any struggle.
I have learned that growth cannot come by taking the easy way. 
 We must be careful that we don’t resent the very things that help will help us
stretch and grow and help us come to know our potential, and our divine nature.
Not one of the trials and tribulations we face is beyond our limits,
 because we have access to help from the Lord.We can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us and willcontinue to strengthen us when, and especially when, times are hard.
I have felt this, I know this and utilize this knowledge everyday.
I hope when life is hard for you, or when you question the very beliefs thathave supported you all your life, or when someone you know (or don't know)offends you and those precious beliefs, you remember to hold on towhat you know to be true and stand firm." -stephanie nielson(author of
The Nielson Family

i read this on stephanie's blog the other day. It gave me the boost to be a better mother, more patient with our toddler who has been sick and up in the night a lot. She's been sleeping through the night so well until this past week, it's hard to go back to sleepless nights.  When i read stephanie's words i realized hard is good and last night when i was woken from sleep every time i dozed off i reminded myself that hard is good and it will make me a better mother. 

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