Wednesday, December 14, 2011

More than just a pretty face

Turns out there's more to this handsome man than beautiful brown locks and big brown eyes.  He came home just as I was publishing my last post, and for some reason I was crying.  I can't help it.  Maybe I'm too dramatic, but I like to think of it as being passionate ;)
He sat me down and listened and sympathized and offered really good advice and insights.  We ended up blaming my mom for most of my problems (haha) and talked about how I'm not the only one who gets discouraged.  He told me that he was sure Heavenly Father was pleased with my efforts, and that I do need to recognize my weaknesses, but take them with patience and optimism.  I was taking steps back, not forward.  Another thing we recognized was how I do a lot of things out of fear.  Fear should never be a motivating factor (using the Lord as an example again) it should be out of LOVE. 
I really felt better, and as I was doing my 14 day walk with Christ packet I answered the question about trusting the Lord and calling upon him with this:
"I feel like I trust him when things are really difficult and I don't understand why at the time, but on day to day things like I posted about  I don't call upon him for the mundane because for some reason I think I should be able to figure it all out on my own...BUT, I am working on it.  I will keep a prayer constantly in my heart, and trust his guidance especially with the day to day.  I feel better about the direction I am going and I am optimistic about the future."  

P.S. My mom called and said it was probably all her fault. Ha! Turns out the apple really doesn't fall far from the tree.  I assured her my faults were my own, and she is amazing!


_kArLy[*] said...

what the heck, he is like a grizzly! You are an awesome mom and a cute little wife! miss you guys!

Kari & David said...

How sweet, what a great husband! The other day I was getting all down about all kinds of stuff and David did just this and I was so thankful, isn't having a good husband great?!

The Bucks said...

Your post is making me cry! Tim sounds like the perfect match for you.

Jen said...

Thank heavens for good husbands!!

Adam and Aubrey said...

I'm 'passionate' as well. Your bearded man is a good one. It's pretty big of a man to listen to the melt-down wife. haha. You are a rockin woman. For real. You have no idea what you mean to me. It meant SO much that you came by my dads viewing. You may think you have flaws, but I don't. You're pretty near perfect to me.

Brandon and Lesli said...

ahh - thanks for your comment the other day - true sometimes you do just need to vent! Anyway - reading your words made me smile, feel a little calmer and happier. Thanks friend! I can so relate to your last two posts - maybe we all need to just lean on each other a little bit huh? The walk with Christ thing you did sounds really cool - would love to hear about. Merry Christmas!!