It has been two months to the day since Tyler moved in. In some ways I can’t believe we have hit the two month mark already.. but in other ways I can’t believe it has only been two months. It feels as though he has been part of our family forever. These past two months have been such a learning experience and I am so grateful for those lessons that I have learned and continue to learn everyday. Here are just some of the lessons I have learned:
I have learned that..
1. Joy is not circumstantial. It can be found in the good days and in the hard days..it just depends on what you choose to focus on.
“When you look at a field of dandelions you can choose to see either a hundred weeds or a hundred wishes.”
2. The capacity for patience comes not from within but from above.
3. Prayer changes things. If it doesn’t change circumstances it will change hearts…especially mine. I have seen the everyday miracles that come from praying your way through your day.
“Have you prayed about it as much as you have talked about it?”
4. If God’s calls you.. he will assist you! You will be blessed with talents, energy, time and wisdom beyond your own ability. Trust that if He called you, He will guide you.
“God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called”
5. Pick your battles and only fight the necessary ones.
“Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.” Thomas S. Monson
“Make it your habit not to be critical about small things.”
6. Words have great power to build or destroy. Be ever so careful with your words.
“Everything you say to your child it absorbed, cataloged and remembered.”
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echos are truly endless” – Mother Theresa
7. God’s timing is always perfect.
“Faith in God includes faith in His timing.” – Neal A. Maxwell
8. I can not do it all…and that is ok.
“You can do anything, but not everything.” – David Allen
” Only you know your circumstances, your energy level, the needs of your children, and the emotional demands of your other obligations. Be wise during intensive seasons of your life. Cherish your agency and don’t give it away casually. Do not compare yourself to others. Don’t accept somebody elses interpretation of how you should be spending your time. Make the best decision you can, then evaluate it to see how it works.” – Chieko Okazaki
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. – Eleanor Roosevelt
10. This journey is 100% more wonderful than I ever imagined.
“As much as you want to plan your life, it has a way of surprising you with unexpected things that will make you happier than you originally planned. That is what you call God’s will.”
…My cup overfloweth!