2.28.2011

A Thought Before Bed

As I sit here before bed, checking up on friends and bloggers, I came across this sweet message. Having been without Ronell for most of February and having spent another long day running around, trying to exercise, and ending up with all three kids at the doctor's office, waiting for Palmer to be diagnosed with swine flu, I think I needed this. I know I'm far from a perfect mother and oftentimes I wonder what irrevocable damage I'm inflicting on our kids. I wonder why my body is still paying for the miracle of childbirth x3. I wonder how to teach our children the absolute essential things they need to know before they're on their own. I wonder how I'm supposed to juggle a nearly-six-year-old braniac son, a four-year-old diva  princess, and a very busy 10-month-old and still maintain my sanity and a clean house. I wonder if I should do more to serve others and yet not lose myself completely. But most of all, I often wonder if I'm doing what my Heavenly Father needs me to do and be. So, if you wonder any of those things and others, I'll pass this along (thanks Kristen):

8 comments:

Fowler family said...

Parker has swine flu? oh no!!! I am so sorry- can I do anything to help?

Chantalle Bishop said...

Thanks for the video. Didn't expect to be going so deep first thing in the morning! :) I hope Palmer gets better soon. Are you getting lots of projects done or exhausted by bedtime? I wish we could play!

Tami Madsen said...

I so needed that. THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Child Family said...

Thank you so much. So much has been going on that I've been feeling down and I really needed that thank you.

KimberlyGanir said...

I totally laughed when she was putting her son in the stroller and during the family prayer when the kids were crawling all over the table!! That's my life!! Wouldn't trade it for anything! thanks for the video.

Stacy Ainge said...

wish that I could come over and help you for a day or two. Please know that is what I want to do and would be thrilled to do only if I could.

Kelli said...

briawna,
another definition of motherhood is guilt. for some reason we feel like we aren't doing enough, we're not patient enough, fun enough, teaching them enough. i don't know why we do this to ourselves. all we can do is our best. i have to tell myself that almost daily.
i bet it is so hard having ronell gone so much especially with sick kids. hang in there.
thanks for that message. it helps to remember this is all for a purpose.
loves.

Laura said...

Thank you for this!! Motherhood is an incredible responsibility!

In answer to your question, the KC temple will be done in April 2012. We really like KC, so you would probably really enjoy a visit. Too bad we won't be here...you could have stayed with us!