Kathryn April 28th, 2011
So I had written a lot more than you see below and then decided to delete it all… I decided that what I had to say was really quite simple….
Life is wonderful with family and friends, and my greatest responsibility is, and always will be, as a wife and a mother.
Life doesn’t need to be complicated.
I want to share with you just a few of the things I’ve read recently that have reinforced this to me.
Fist, this inspiring talk from Elder Lynn G. Robbins, given at the recent General Conference of our church, titled What manner of Men and Women ought ye to be? Although of course many of the remarks talk about Jesus Christ, for those who may not be members of our church it is still worth reading. It taught me a lot about how I should be teaching my son, and future children, as well as reminding me what I should be.
The other things I have read recently come from a blog called ‘The Super Organiser Mum’ and just reminded me that simplifying life and focusing on what’s most important is one of the most wonderful things we can do. The blogs entries are titled Amanda and Busy.
Through all of these things I have found a new motivation and desire to readjust my life to focus on the simple and meaningful.
Changes, such as putting more time and energy into creating and maintaining relationships with friends and family that are of a real and lasting value.
Spending less time on the computer (regardless of what I may be doing) and more time helping and serving those around me.
Most importantly, spending more time with my husband and son, showing them how much I love them. Teaching and showing my son how to become the person I one day hope he will be…. I would be totally lost without them in my life, and have no doubt that without them I would not even be half of the person I am today….
No matter what your family situation may be, I promise that they are worth working and fighting for. Don’t be afraid to be the first one to say ‘I’m Sorry’ and don’t ever be afraid to tell them you love them. They are worth everything…
After reading this, my wonderful sister said ‘I think it’s time for me to check out of facebook and check in to my family’… what a great way to put it! Thanks sis!