Friday, September 12, 2014

Family Theme #7 (haters gonna hate)

Our theme for the 2013-2014 year was taken from 
This beautifully inspired declaration 
is a document outlining our Mormon beliefs on families.
I felt inspired that our theme should come from a 
specific part in the this beautiful proclamation:
Successful marriages and families are established and maintained
 on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, 
respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities.
The usual crowns were made, the gorgeous stars given as gifts to each child.
Lottie still had no idea what was going on, except she loved the spray-
painted cotton clouds I hung on our walnut tree over the dinner table.
2014-2015 Family Theme and Back to School Feast was held
August 22 of this year.  I wrote all about it here.

I have really enjoyed recapping all of the
family themes and Back to School Feasts our family has held.
 They have blessed our lives and added unity to everything
we do.  The Little Nies seem proud of who they are, and our family.
I want them to be grateful and happy.  I want them to serve and be proud of
their heritage and especially never ever be ashamed of their
Mormon faith and testimony of Jesus Christ.

And, I am learning everyday that haters are gonna hate no matter what I say,
what I type, what photos I take, and choices I make.
But listen up!  I am confident in who I am as an adored daughter of a loving
God.  He directs my life and if I am smart, I will listen and obey.
I recognize that we all make bad choices, and I certainly have.
But, I am not ashamed of who I am and my roll as a mother, woman and wife.
I am not ashamed of my Mormon faith and it's beliefs.
I wake up every morning, get on my knees
and ask God to forgive me of any pain I have caused,
hurt I may have spread, and ask for help each day because
I ask for an increased amount of love- especially for the people
 who attack me and my family on social media.
 I am sad for them because I know they are not happy.
And I know that I am happy, and no matter what they say, they can
never ever change that. 

Happy weekend to you!!!!

 Spiritual Enlightenment HERE
(Does Paul look familiar??)