Saturday, March 2, 2013

Blessings and finding peace


I know I haven't written in quite some time, and honestly it would take WAY too long to do an update on all that has happened since I last wrote. But I feel as if I need to share this message. In January, we had our Stake Relief Society meeting. During the meeting there was a musical number, it was absolutely amazing! There was something about the song that touched my spirit so deeply, when she was done singing I honestly don't think there was a dry eye. Here is the song:
The stake president then got up and spoke about finding peace and ways that we are able to do that. He said that in order to find peace in our lives we must use an I.O.U. We must look Inward, look Out, and look Up. I loved that! It really is so true! We really cannot be happy and find peace, if we first don't look inward and figure out what is causing us to be unhappy or to not be at peace, and those days when we feel like everything is going wrong, what better way to feel better than to reach out  and serve those around us, and last, we have to look up to the Lord in prayer. For He truly knows what we are going through, and He is the only one that can help us find true peace in our lives. I know this is so true! I am so grateful for the wonderful gospel! I know that we really can find peace when it feels as if there is none to be found.

I know I don't write a lot about this subject, mostly because it is hard for me to talk about. As some people know, both Nick and I struggle with infertility problems. To be completely honest, it has been super hard for me! I look around all over and I see people that are happy with their kids, and a part of me is jealous and another part of me feels like it is broken, because that is something that I want more than anything in this life is to be a mom and to have a family of my own. Most days it is hard for me to even look on Facebook because there is usually someone announcing that they are pregnant or they are posting pictures of their new born babies. While I am happy for them, a part of me can't help but question when it will be my turn. I have turned my face upward to the Lord. I have truly been able to find peace and know that it right now it is not our turn, so for now, I will love our cute cat, Simba, and our cute puppy, Atticus. I have also found a lot of words of peace and comfort on Pinterest. Here are some that mean a lot to me.


Thanks for letting me express how I have been feeling lately, I really am so blessed for all that I have in this life. I have a wonderful husband and a wonderful family! I am also so blessed to have the world's cutest nieces and nephew! And don't forget:
"What if your blessings come from raindrops?
What if your healing comes through tears?
What if a 1,000 sleepless nights are what it takes to make you near." 
Remember, that the Lord is always there for you, He will not leave your side! Until next time, have a great day!

1 comment:

Jason and Rachel Hyde said...

Love you Emily! Infertility is one of the toughest things any couple can go through. I came across this quote recently.
“When our days become dreary with low hovering clouds and our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that … [God] is able to make a way out of no way, and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. –Martin Luther King Jr.