This is one of my favorite talks, ever. LDS or not, I think you will love it.
My favorite part is that I've seen this principle in my life: there is always happiness ahead. And not just years ahead! Moments ahead. Even if they're just small moments of joy, they are there. I know that to be true.
|Kjel, winter 2015|
My last two pregnancies have been so tough. I've had serious bleeds with each of them that have been dealt with by modified bedrest, which is a major trial for me because inactivity makes me lean toward depression. I have to work so hard to see and feel joy during that first tri
|Gage, fall 2013|
Last October when I was pregnant with Merit, my mom came out for a few weeks. She made grape jelly out of concord grapes that I'd picked right before she came; she made Canadian air buns (oh my heck, yum), taught the kids all sorts of Japanese words, and sewed beautiful blankets. She pampered the heck out of me. It was such a delight! She is such a delight. I think she's a delight because she believes in good things to come.
|Will & Daddy spring 2015|
Isn't it a glorious world? With all the troubles and sorrows and worries, there is still so much good. I see it every single day. When I go to pick up Gage from school, most of the parents I see are happy and loving. There are some grumps, but mostly they are affectionate and sweet. It makes me happy to see so many happy families.
|Merit - May 2016|