Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April Showers

For some stupid reason I made a goal to post at least one picture a month. Obviously it is the last day of the month and I have avoided it as long as humanly possible. Mostly, because I have been a debbie downer lately. (no offense to all the debbie's out there). April has been full of all sorts of showers for me. From being sick to being sued (its a good story), having my car hit twice, and feeling like a single lady during finals week; I for one am not sad to see April go. Best of all, I got to teach a lesson on trials for Relief Society during all of this nonsense. It forced me to reflect on the purpose of trials and hardships in our lives. The conclusion I came to is that my Heavenly Father loves me and trusts me. He trusts me enough to give me hard things and to know I will become stronger. He loves me enough to want something better for me than I was giving myself. I guess that old saying is true, "When God closes a door, he opens a window." So here is looking forward to May. Looking toward new beginnings, fresh flowers, sunshine, and most of all, faith. Faith in myself to see what He sees and do what He wants me to do. I chose to post this picture because it reminds me of the one positive thing that will never change, no matter what. Love. My husband is truly the most incredible man alive (even if he has a terribly hideous beard), and he won't stop loving me, even when I run out of reasons to convince him to. Words cannot describe how grateful I am to have had him by my side for the past month, no matter what. I picked a winner guys- and isn't he just the cutest?!