Monthly Archives: February 2016

A Moment of Hope

I just now had the most amazing glimpse of a vision, and I really need to share.

You see, when you get dragged thru the depths of the cold waters of non-stop needs and trials, you tend to get so tired that it’s hard to hear the spirit so well anymore.  At least for me.  So I have been praying hard for the Lord to help me replenish my bucket of faith so that I can keep going. Then, prayers are answered, you know. It was probably the shortest moment of personal revelation I have ever had- but amazing none-the-less.

For tonight- after a enjoying a very uplifting tho tense movie with my kids;  I was tucking the girls into bed, and a flash of a picture played across my mind’s-eye, like a Déjà vu.

I saw the counsel fields of heaven before the world was, but after the great counsel and the resulting epoch battle… there was this huge, crowded, line of beautiful women, warriors at heart, and linked arm-in-arm, and laughing and talking, full of the most incredible joy in each other and the glory of God’s plan.  I was in there somewhere, tho it didn’t seem to matter where, and we had just been called to a meeting with our Heavenly Parents.  Then it came to me that this group of mighty women were those who were being asked to perform the most grueling of tasks- one which we would not see the victory of until it was over.  Gladly was our hearts’ response.

That was the end of the glimpse, except I know what came next- I have felt it many times…..”Thank you” said the Father.  “I need such strong and humble daughters to be the mothers of my most special angels- these will be the ones who will have special needs in their small moment of mortality, usually needing constant care, often without any visible hope for what will seem long stretches of time.”

I am so grateful for this glimpse.  It feels so nice to know I am not alone.  I’m grateful that the Lord takes the time to mend my weaknesses when I have nothing left to give.  My anchor is re-set, my heart feels ready for another long week.  May He send a moment of Hope to you too, my friends.

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“Fear Not”

Just needed to hunt down my list of first aid scriptures today.  Here is today’s selection.

Isaiah 43:1-2
1 “O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.”

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Like Me?

My sweet TeaRose has had a cold this week, T- Jan 2016on top of everything.  Finally on Thursday, I let her stay home from school.  During one of our cuddles to get past a meltdown moment, she turned to me and asked,

“Did Jesus have Scoliosis like me?”

What? (think fast, think fast)- “Um- why?   Have you been talking about Christ in Seminary?”

“Yeah”- and she went on to say they had been talking about where it says He takes all our infirmities upon himself.

Ahh–  So we talked a bit about how it would take a thousand lifetimes to live out all the worlds different weaknesses and pains and illnesses, not even counting the mistakes– if he had to take them in real-time… he couldn’t do that- so in the Garden, it was poured out and sped up fast-forward, which I think is immensely harder to bear, but necessary to get it all in.  So I told her, No- even tho he did have normal stuff growing up, he did not have everything, and scoliosis was likely one of the things he experienced in super-speed at the end; but he did feel it all- he knows how she feels.

It was a good and comforting conversation.  These kids of mine think deeply often enough that it doesn’t really surprise me anymore.  Then she was back to her regular wear (so to speak) little girl self.

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Amazingly enough, tho’ not really;  the very next day this lovely talk by Elder Holland came up in my facebook feed.  It fits so perfectly, that I need to end here with the link to it– enjoy- I hope it lifts your spirits like it did mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGvAQQ8wLNE

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