Sometimes this blog is a space for me to just be. I LOVE sharing wedding and marriage content, but I hope that you guys can also see who I am through this blog. So today I’m sharing some thoughts on parenting. … I have always loved the primary song titled ‘Teacher, do you love me?’. It’s been a favorite of mine as long as I can remember. I even remember singing it in sacrament meeting once with my mom and changing the word teacher to mother.
…Now that I’m a mom, it has a whole different meaning to me. I feel like I’ve really been trying to find myself lately. I’m trying to live the gospel because I want to and not because I have to or I’m scared of what will happen if I don’t. … I’m afraid to admit that growing up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I became very judgmental of how other saints lived their lives.
The last couple years has taught me that everyone struggles and each persons battles are there own and I have NO right to judge anyone! That is not my job. …I think a major problem with the world today is that we don’t know how to respect people that have a different opinion than we do or live life differently than we do. I do strongly believe in right and wrong but I also am learning that sometimes not everything is black and white. …and life is hard. And for the most part, we are all just doing the best we can.
… I’m a really strict parent and I think it’s partly because I just don’t want my girls to struggle. …but the more I grow, the more I realize that mistakes, failures and struggles make us stronger. They give us so many more Christlike attributes and help us to become who we were made to be. I hope that my girls always know that ‘even if they turn away or disobey or go astray’ I’ll still love them and when they ‘don’t understand the Lord’s command’ I’ll ‘take their hand’ and ‘with the Savior as OUR guide, I’ll share the light that leads us safely home’.