Friday, October 14, 2011

Heart Strings and Things.

I don't think it's fair that 2 months can just fly by without me noticing! But it's because we are having so much fun! I love my little family. These girls are growing up so fast! Lily is about to cut her first tooth. And I'm pretty sure my twins can crawl circles around your twins (and circles is about the extent of it...). Lucie does the cutest little grunt you've ever heard. They both are eating better and I can actually get a spoon into their mouths. I had to use a dropper for the past two months because they just wouldn't open their mouths for a spoon (they love their mommy)! I feel so blessed to be able to nurse these babies and can really feel the special bond we all three share because of it. I truly love being a mother. At an Elder's Quorum social tonight I was talking to some couples about how I don't know how I've survived these past 8 months. And really it feels like it's been one long day. In the words of Jacob, "our lives passed away like as it were unto us a dream." I love my life! I love how the days flow together and I get to spend so much time with these sweethearts. They truly are heaven-sent. Chelsea is turning into the sweetest little girl. The other night when Michael was putting her to bed he laid her down and pointed to heart saying, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart." And she repeated back to him, "Heart, heart heart. Hi heart." She does things like that all day long, I love it! She has started repeating prayers and loves scripture time with daddy (I wish all of you could see his scripture-time dramatics, it's amazing)!

There is so much to be grateful for and I can only begin to count the blessings. I truly can feel the Lord's hand in our little family's life. I know Heavenly Father is aware of us and our daily struggles (the spilled juice, the messy dishes, or even the unfolded laundry). These struggles may seem small but to us the are big accomplishments at the end of the day. I know my capacity to handle the little things has been enlarged by a loving Heavenly Father. In a Stake Relief Society meeting lately, a member of our Stake Presidency shared an analogy about stress. He shared that it is through "stress" that silver is purified and the way the Refiner knows when the silver is finished is when he can see His image reflected in the silver. I truly feel it is the same way for us. That the stress we feel in our lives is our Heavenly Father's way to help us because a little bit more like Him. But, the biggest part of it all is that we don't have to go it alone. He is right there molding and shaping us into the beauty He knows we are. I want to thank the "angels" in my life who help me daily to relieve my stress and help me raise my sweet little family.