Treasures from Heaven

Educating children's hearts and minds...True education isn't just about learning facts and figures, but developing character as well. History teaches courage; science teaches integrity; math teaches discipline; and composition teaches humility. Training minds and molding hearts are what parents do best, after all.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

My Personal Plan

I loved my appointment with Dr. Jason Porter, a Naturopathic Doctor, who I was referred to. I told my story and he listened and asked a lot of questions. Here's my personal plan.

Food Allergies?
The shortened story is right now to start by eliminating the top 3 foods that most people are allergic to with my same blood type (O+). That is dairy, wheat, and yeast. Not only did I get the what NOT to eat, but what TO eats!!! I'm not left hanging... Without actual blood tests this is based on the number of patients he treats with similar symptoms

I also had acupuncture for the first time yesterday and that was cool. I should've had a better breakfast and more water that morning to avoid the lightheaded feelings after, but it wore off as the day went on. I look forward to seeing how this help to alleviate the pain I carry day and night!

I have instructions on how to quickly and simply attack this to help eliminate the depression signs I have once again.

There's my personal plan for now! My goal is to be a more loving mother who can continue to teach and guide her children having energy to keep up with them! The fatigue and depression symptoms aren't the way I want to live. I'm sure this will always be my trial in life, which I'm grateful for, but I want to kick it out for the time being. :)

I can't wait to start another week!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

General Conference to Fill up My Bucket

In the wee morning hours, when I would love to be sleeping, my body kicks me out of bed to start my day! Although I haven't slept well I look forward so much for the time I get to read the Conference talks that were given last April. Wow! Talk about filling up my spiritual bucket. It's so much easier to get through the day and be loving to my children EVEN with the pain. I think my body's used to it enough that although I'm waiting for answers I can continue on basking in the spirit each morning. I wouldn't trade this for anything in the world. It's so peaceful! My spirit craves the words of the living prophets.

I just read somewhere that even mothers who aren't feeling well can have the Lord's strength and I'm here to testify that it's true! I've loved the topics I've been able to review from Conference; Mothers, relationships, true love and complete fidelity, and much more.

With my Bucket full, it's time to help my kids!!!

Grandma Show

We just finished our Cousins' Preschool Semester and held a little Grandma Show. I loved having this preschool with all the cousins about the same age that could come. They learned so much more than I ever expected! I think it was fun for the Grandmas to come and let them sing and show off a little. Isn't that what young kids do best?
My Orson in the middle needs an award for the best dressed....LOL! LauraJo loves getting her picture taken and is always smiling (on the right). It has been a blast getting to know my sisters and their kids better! I'll miss it this summer!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Small Tender Mercies!

I love it when miracles happen! With my back aching more and more this week's been tough. I love getting blessings and feel the reassurance of God's love. I know He knows what I'm going through. I also understand that the education I will gain from this experience is something I need to learn. It's still tough, though. Trying to be loving while in pain is so hard.

A couple of days after the blessing I visited with a Dr. and received more guidance of what I could do. It was great, but I unfortunately worried about how much everything costs. We counted every penny and didn't see how we were going to pay for it all. As I drove home I received the answer to my prayers. Someone was prompted to call. Tears fall frequently these days, but I didn't realize how stressed Greg was until I shared with him the blessing!!! The Lord answered our prayers different than we thought. Tender mercies once again! Love it!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My New Life

As I watched the following, tears streaming down my cheeks, I was reminded how important it is to embrace our own "New Life" that happens. How many times will we have a "New Life"? I don't know, but our loving Heavenly Father does....


My New Life

My Dreams and Goals

As I enter into different stages in life I always have dreams or goals! It's interesting, though, because each stage has brought challenges that almost make it seem impossible to reach them! I realize also that my goals may not happen in the time frame I have, but I have learned over and over that if I aim for the stars I may at least hit the tops of the trees. How much greater is that than staying on the ground?

I have to admit that it's hard to keep going, but I am determined to reach certain goals!!!

A Glimpse into My Life

My photo
I LOVE LOVE LOVE being a mother!!! Married to my sweetheart, Greg, and bring in six amazing children down to earth has been the most wonderful experience! Our kids keep us busy with their curiosity and excitement for life. We laugh, learn, cry, read, and pray together all the time. The memories we are making as they grow up are ones I wouldn't change for the world!