Thursday, September 25, 2008

interesting article. I found this article on Gay marriage, which is very big right now in CA. I am against gay marriage and I have such strong opinions on it, I wanted to share the part of the Proclamation and this article that I found. Notice that it speaks about the part of the Proclamation that I put in the blog entrance below.
interesting article.

More on the Proclimation

The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Blind real estate agent

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Maybe somethign Forrest could do? What do you think. He's personalable, right?


The talks during sacrement meeting were on Family: A Proclimation to the World.

Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalms 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, to teach them to love and serve one another, to observe the commandments of God and to be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.

I really like this paragraph. So much of the world is caught up in having everything, that we forget what is really important. Our children and how our children turn out. People let society dictate what is important and our kids suffer. Children are not little adults. They rely on us, as parents, mother AND father to be there. To keep their little worlds in a balance. And anything can upset that balance. They (the children) are not equiped to handle "adult" things like attitudes or arguments or sarcasm. I find myself doing this all the time.
So, do I "rear my children in love and rightousness?" I hope so. I try to.

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Priesthood and Patience

Yesterday was just a normal Fast and Testimony meeting. You know, I try and get up and bare my testimony often. I might not get up every month, but I try. Most of the time I really feel the promptings of the Sprit and I hate to ignore that wonderful feelling. Well, yesterday it was not happening. It used to be when Sydney was little she loved to go up "there" and say a few words. Gage used to always make me go up "there" because "this Sunday will be the sunday I will say something." Now they don't ask. I guess what ever happens to children's spirits as they get older and tainted by the outside world just happens to dull the spirituallity for some.
When I was in Young Women as a teenager, some of the best moments in that dark period of my life come from the testimony meetings we had. Camp was always the best. We would build a huge bon fire and the meeting would go on for hours. It is something that got me through those rough times of my teenage years.

Forrest is on a tangent again, does it ever end? He MUST find a new job yesterday! He says that he is so thankful for the one he has. Oh my gosh, in this economic disaster who wouldn't be thankful. He just feels that he is not living up to his potential. I keep telling him that his first responsiblity is that of a father and priesthood holder. The Lord will take care of him and his family if he upholds those covenents. Also, I gently reminded him this evening that the Lord hears his prayers, he just dosn't always answer them when we would like. I guess thats why patience is such a virtue.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The purpose

I decided to create this 2nd blog for several reasons. I wanted a more personal blog where I could share my spiritual moments and I wanted one where I could share my frustrations and moments without burdening readers that enjoy just the "happy" moments of my families life.
Another reason is I want to help my husband. The good thing about that is he dosn't read my blogs, so I can say anything I want. If a person is going through a drug or alcohol addiction, their loved ones can go to AA or NA. Well, there is not a "group" for people of loved ones (that I know of) who are losing their eye sight. I need some serious help sometimes.

I would love to have comments on anything to help my family adjust.
Forrest, my husband and I have been married going on 10 years. I knew when I married him that he was losing his eyesight. To make a long story short, the doctors do not know what is causing his loose of eyesight. We just know that It has progressivly gotten worse over the years. Although, it has stayed about the same for the last 2 years, but he does have his bad days. Which include miagranes and complete melt downs because he just can't handle "living like this anymore." Almost 3 years ago he quit his job as a Wal-Mart manager. We had a great house and a great life. Actually, it was the life that I had always dreamed of but never thought that I would have. I homeschooled my daughter and was very active in church as was Forrest. We never needed or wanted for ANYTHING. Then came the day we always knew would come. He could not work that job anymore. We sold our house in Maryland and moved back home to NC so that we could be closer to family for support. Our lives did a complete turn around. The kids have adjusted, but It's still a rough road ahead.
I think that's enough of the story for now. I don't mean to write any of this for sympathy. I need it for my own sanity.