Today during Sunday school we talked about mercy and justices.
Mine and Bryan's life hasn't been easy. (like most peoples) We've overcome a lot of struggles together. Sometimes we get really down about stuff. We try our best and feel like it's just not enough. Today's lesson really was what I needed to hear.
It's easy to think "unfairness" when it comes to life. People having more then us, or seeing all that we lack.
I came away thinking about how blessed we really are. How Heavenly Father may not have made things as easy as we had hoped, but he has placed his mercies all around us. I am grateful to be able to see God's hands working in my life. We truly have all the things we stand in need of and sometimes extras. Yes, I might not be able to shop as much as I want for fancy gadgets to put around the house or items like that. But I have a home right now, we have a backyard, I have a garden full of veggies that are growing so beautifully, I have amazing children, and a pretty awesome husband.
Do I deserve all these things? Certainly not. I am humbled when I think of all my imperfections. Yet Heavenly Father has seen then and still continues to bless me.
I challenge you to try to see the extra mercies from Heavenly Father in your life this week! (that's our challenge.. I'm only one day into it and I've really been made aware of a lot more then I thought)
Bryan and Melissa have been married for 7 years. The story of how we became is great. Bryan said "I'm going to marry you, Melissa." Melissa said, "I don't think so." And here we are more then seven years later. We have three beautiful little girls and one handsome little dude. We just moved to Idaho. Bryan is working so Melissa can stay at home. Melissa is enjoying being a stay at home mom. We've been homeschooling our kids since June of 2010. We have our ups and downs, but are so grateful for everything we have. Life is really good. Even on stressful, rainy, sleepless days. We really love our cute little family. And can't wait to see it grow and grow.