Saturday, September 10, 2011

Family my Ultimate Goal!

Something Sweet just for me!

The first few weeks of my new baby girls life I would look at her and feel
I had snuck a treat from heaven.  I don't feel so much like I swiped an extra
cookie any more, it has evolved to a joyful feeling that feels more like
sweetness of something added or bestowed.  A blessing and I feel so glad
I'm privileged.  I am privileged to share a relationship with my husband
and a relationship with each of my 5 children (and if I am lucky more).

                    all of us at baby E's blessing
Our relationships are so very vital and important!
Without them we wouldn't have much of anything worthwhile.
Think about it, even an idea when shared is better. 

So where else would the adversary strike us in our relationships!

"He works to drive a wedge of disharmony between a father and a 
mother. He entices children to be disobedient to their parents. He 
makes family home evening and family prayer inconvenient. He 
suggests family scripture study is impractical. That’s all it takes, 
because Satan knows that the surest and most 
effective way to disrupt the Lord’s work is to
diminish the effectiveness of the family and 
the sanctity of the home.” 
(M. Russell Ballard, The Sacred Responsibilities of Parenthood, March 2006)

When we decided to have our family continue to grow it seemed like
overnight everone was super grouchy and rude to one another.  One day
was especially bad and I expressed aloud why is this happening?!
I knew that evil forces were at work to attack my home and divide our
relationships with one another and perhaps even prevent the bringing of
a new angel to our home.

I have been pondering lately.  God wants us to create families and
raise children up unto the Lord.  Anything that takes us away from that
ultimate goal of family, is not of God.  As our Father he loves us and wants
us to feel that same love.  That love begins at Home.

Envy, anger, rudeness, even being tired can cause unhappy times.
Tiredness has been getting me very snappish lately and I know it
has caused a loss of spirit and harmony for us.  When we are all
together sharing our time and our kindness it brings Happiness.
I want to feel united as a family. 

We are a team working together to
return to our heavenly home and be with our Heavenly Father.