Friday, August 27, 2010

Come What May, And Love It

I think each and every one of us has a few moments in life where we glance around, take in everything that is going on or has gone on in our lives and just has to say,


It's been one of those days. I have moments where I say to myself, "Heavenly Father, I'm glad you have this figured out, because I'm so confused. Is this really what you wanted for our family?" I can't imagine that right here right now is the end result of everything Heavenly Father has prepared us for. Thank goodness His sight is eternal. Even when mine simply looks to the end of this day, week, month, year... I know He has something so much better in store.

It's so easy to start feeling sorry for ourselves, even when we have so much! I have a wonderful husband, and a sweet baby girl that I can't wait to meet. Yet family and money issues easily get me down. It's times like this when I'm so grateful for the gospel and wonderful talks like this one from Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin.

What better advice is there? "Come what may, and love it!"

"Every life has peaks and shadows and times when it seems that the birds don’t sing and bells don’t ring. Yet in spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser, and happier as a result."

What a different world it would be if we could all apply that principle into our lives.

"[One] thing we can do is understand the principle of compensation. The Lord compensates the faithful for every loss. That which is taken away from those who love the Lord will be added unto them in His own way. While it may not come at the time we desire, the faithful will know that every tear today will eventually be returned a hundredfold with tears of rejoicing and gratitude."

Learn To Laugh

"I remember when one of our daughters went on a blind date. She was all dressed up and waiting for her date to arrive when the doorbell rang. In walked a man who seemed a little old, but she tried to be polite. She introduced him to me and my wife and the other children; then she put on her coat and went out the door. We watched as she got into the car, but the car didn’t move. Eventually our daughter got out of the car and, red faced, ran back into the house. The man that she thought was her blind date had actually come to pick up another of our daughters who had agreed to be a babysitter for him and his wife.

We all had a good laugh over that. In fact, we couldn’t stop laughing. Later, when our daughter’s real blind date showed up, I couldn’t come out to meet him because I was still in the kitchen laughing. Now, I realize that our daughter could have felt humiliated and embarrassed. But she laughed with us, and as a result, we still laugh about it today."

That one certainly made me laugh pretty loud. :)

-Next time my family members act nutty, I just need to laugh.
-Next time I worry about the bills, I need to forget the here and now and focus on the eternal.
-Next time I am sad and missing those I've lost, I need to trust in our Father in Heaven and remember the Principle of Compensation. (I really like this one... I should have some MAJOR blessings waiting!!)

It's just one of those days.
I have to tell myself, I CAN DO HARD THINGS.
Come what may and LOVE IT!


  1. Aww if you ever need some one to lend a listening ear I am here for you.

  2. WONDERFUL TALK! I remember Elder Dixon (miss him!!!) asking me to watch this. Loved it! Love you sweetie! xo


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