Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Never let your arms hang down.

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(Claire with Lottie 2012, making a grocery list for a dinner recipe she planned))

"As a mother I have made mistakes.  Regardless of culture or country, 
we all make mistakes in our mothering. 
 But through repentance and the atonement
of Jesus Christ, and by continually communicating His love, 
miracles can happen, wrongs can be righted.  Never give up.
Never let your arms hang down."

I had a hard day.  
It was exhausting and frustrating, and I felt like I wasn't measuring up.  
Several times throughout the day I silently excused myself and 
went into my closet to pray.  
It's amazing how prayer can bring instant peace.
Now, everything didn't magically get better.
I still went to bed that night frustrated and not sure how 
my day would be like in the morning.  
But the peace I felt while on my knees talking to God was so comforting
 and I could confidently go on knowing that 
He was on my team and everything would work out.
And also because I know that "with God, all things are possible."