Friday, November 21, 2008

Today's and Tomorrow's

I have been quite teary today---sad? maybe. Grateful...yes! Confused, humbled, and have come to my knowledge how much I am blessed and How much I need and love my family and friends.
I realized how much I truly love my children and that I would do anything for them. Despite wanting to pull their hair, yell at them, pull MY hair, and mail them to China. I have great kids. Healthy, smart and beautiful. This may be a post of venting/bragging/and or a little bit of my {testimony}, Just bear with me for this post maybe mostly for me--- For Writing down our joys, heartache and sadness is what pulls us through. :)
Some days I get upset with my heavenly father for things I don't understand. Which always quickly makes me more UPSET--because how can I get mad at someone who has givin me everything?
My savior has become my good {friend}---I need him! Just as much as he needs me.
He needs me to be an example, a mother, someone who serves, someone who speaks kindly to and about others, a loving wife and someone who teaches who we are and what we can become to our children.
{That seems like alot, especially all in one day?}
And some days I don't feel like doing any of it.
That's why we have tomorrows. :)
I am thankful for Happy days, joyful days and days when I am inspired to do things for others and inspired to do things for myself.
I am also thankful for sad and frustrating days---those are the days that remind us, what and who we don't want to be, and so we try and be better.
Sometimes I need to think of ME, what Do I need? What do I want today to be like? How can I see hard things in a different way?
I love my heavenly Father---he knows me, he knows what I need each day {whether its a friend he has put in my path, a phone call from my husband, or the sweet hugs and eyelash kisses from Jackson} he loves me and certainly he wants me to be happy and love life.
I am choosing to love life and to carry on with a smile.
And its ok to have hard days.
*That's why he gives us Tomorrows*

9 comments:

Marissa Vargason said...

Awe Annie.....that is so sweet, and so very true, if we didnt have bad days or trials in life we wouldnt be humbled (ha you know what Im talking about) that reminds us to lean on our heavenly father for everything, your right we need him and he needs us to serve. Great post, I can so relate!

Jeri said...

Annie! That was beautifully written!! I hope your tomorrow is simply lovely.

This is my favorite scripture...
Proverb 3: 5-6
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Shelley Hansen said...

Those verses (Proverbs3:5&6)
are our Hansen Home School motto! :)
I have them written on our board above the bookcase!

~Ali~ said...

I wish I had the kind of perspective you had Annie! I think that I have more angry days than happy days and I want to change that so bad, and I feel so guilty for leaning on HF so much because I feel like I have leaned too much! Good post!! And so appropriate with Thanksgiving right around the corner! (tears)

Nicole and Paul said...

Tomorrow, Tomorrow..I love ya, tomorrow. Your only a day away!
I love reading your blog Annie-thanks for posting!

Dixie said...

You are amazing! You have such a beautiful way of expressing yourself! What a incrediable gift we have been given that we can choose to be positive - even when things look like there is no way out- we just have to choose it!and You chose it! Way to go Nannie!!!!! Love you forever!
Kim

Tausha said...

So sad that you lost your other blog. So glad that this one is not private! I love to read your insight and thoughts. It makes me feel like I am not alone in my thinking.
I can relate to everything that you wrote. I love the thought-that is why he gave us tomorrows.
Love it all!

Margie said...

I think everybody can relate. Sometimes life is just HARD and that is all there is to it. I'm also so grateful for the good things, because they make those really hard things worth it. Thanks for your beautiful words.

Simply Lavender said...

S.W.E.E.T. ~ L.O.V.I.N.G. ~ B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L ~
Thanks for sharing your heart and your light with us Annie-girl!
L.U.V. it all and L.U.V. you!


HUGS.