After the first few days of the initial shock with Elise were over, I experienced a paradigm shift. I decided it was time to move on and forget about all these possible "endings" that have consumed my mind.
I want to focus now on a quote from Elder Wirthlin, "Come what may and love it!"
Pres. Utchdorf said, "Being grateful in times of distress does not mean that we are pleased with our circumstances. It does mean that through the eyes of faith we look beyond our present-day challenges." I don't have to love the circumstance I'm in, but I want to embrace and love this new, unique life we have.
Because of it, I have shared the gospel.
Because of it, my faith is stronger.
Because of it, I completely rely on my Heavenly Father.
Because of it, we are a closer family.
Because of it, I have learned how to love stronger than ever before.
No we may not be able to do a lot of things I had hoped our family could do together or that she could do...
I want to put the rest of my time and energy into what we CAN do as a family and what she CAN do! There is so much more energy when I change that one word. It changes the whole feel of our circumstance.
Come what may and love it!
I LOVE being a mom to my 5 kids; one with special needs. There is no greater joy than being a parent! I love each one individually but this blog will mostly focus on our daughter with special needs and our journey with her. Thanks for reading!