I'm Feeling Sentimental

Thursday, November 6, 2014

So lately I have been feeling super sentimental and emotional for some reason (probably because I'm a mom now), and everything hits me super hard. I love reading blogs (if you can't tell), and have stumbled upon some awesome quotes in the last few days. The first quote is from Cara's blog Maskcara and the second is from NieNie Dialogues.


“We convince ourselves that life will get better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough and think we will be more content when they are. After that we are frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage. We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his act together, when we get a nice car, are able to go on a nice vacation, when we retire…the truth is, there is no better time to be happy than right now, if not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges. It’s best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.”

While I work really hard to be happy in the now, I still think about how nice it will be when Chanse is done with school, when we have a house, when he has a real job, etc. I also sometimes think it will be so fun when Rosalie can walk and talk, and while these are good things to be excited for, I know that I need to enjoy the now and be happy in the now, because I won't ever have it back again.

"Mothers, cherish that role that is so uniquely yours and for which heaven itself sends angels to watch over you and your little ones. 
Yours is the work of salvation, and therefore you will be
 magnified, compensated, made more than you are, better than you are, 
and better than you have ever been. You are doing terrifically well. 
The very fact that you have been given such a responsibility is 
everlasting evidence of the trust your Father in Heaven has in you. 
He is blessing you and He will bless you, even—no, especially—when your days
 and your nights may be the most challenging. Rely on Him. Rely on Him heavily. Rely on Him forever. And “press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope.”

Jeffrey R. Holland

I love being a mom, I feel so blessed to be a mom, and this quote reminded me that Heavenly Father knows how important this calling is and how he is there to help me every step of the way when I feel inadequate or overwhelmed.



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I also love watching the Mormon Messages because they leave me feeling good, and help me to realize what is really important in life. 


This video on bullying is amazing because it forces you to focus on an issue that happens within schools every single day. I remember seeing and experiencing bullying in high school, and all I can say is that it must stop.
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I love this video too! As a mom I feel like sometimes I am not doing anything important or getting anything done in a day, and this video help me to realize that what I do each day is very important :)
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These two people in my life help me to realize how blessed I am each and every day!

And how did my baby girl go from this...
to this...


Slow down baby girl! You are growing up way too fast! She has her 9 month appointment next week, and I will do an update then :) 

xoxo
Rachel

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2 comments:

  1. Oh Rachel, you nailed it on the head with this one. As a new mom I have learned absolutely to cherish all of it. My 8 month old boy is growing like a weed and I wish everyday it would just sloooow down. Thanks for sharing, this was good for me today.

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