Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
I honestly don’t know how I can describe how grateful I am for my beautiful mother, or how much I love her in only a few short minutes but I will try. My mother is truly an angel here on this Earth. I have never met a woman who is more compassionate, loving, and self sacrificing than my mom. My mom is always striving to do what the prophet asks of us with exactness. Food storage being one of the many things instances where she has heeded the prophets advice. She obeys happily and because of that she makes us all want to be better. Her spirit is undeniable. You cannot talk to her and not feel how sweet of a spirit she truly is. Her love for our heavenly father is abounding and flows into everyone who meets her. A quote by Washington Ivring reminds me of my mom.
“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” End of quote.
She never ceases to amaze me. My mother is one of the strongest people on this planet, 18 and a half years ago after being widowed with one daughter, she adopted me and seventeen months later my brother Brennan. I can only imagine how hard it was to be a single woman having to support three children on her own. I would not be here today without her. She has literally saved my life in more ways than one and I am forever grateful for her and her example. She is the best example I could have growing up in the church. When I was a little girl I would constantly walk into a room in our house finding her down on her knees in humble prayer, asking for help. I don’t know if she realizes that I ever saw her doing this but I can honestly say that even at that tender age I had a testimony of prayer because of her. If ever I need something I know she will drop whatever she is doing to help me, or anyone else who seeks her help or advice. She is so in tune with and always knows exactly what to say.
All I can really say is my Dad is the luckiest man on this planet, and I know he knows that. I hope one day I can have a fraction of the love my parents have for each other and I hope I can be a fraction of the woman my mother is. I don’t know what I would do without her.
Mom, I just want you to know how much I love you. You are the most amazing person I know and I am forever in your debt for everything you do have done and will do for me. I All that I am today I owe to you. I hope you have a wonderful mother’s day because if anyone deserves it. It’s you.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Simply Beautiful. In today's society, the word "beautiful"
has become distorted by the media with models, celebrities, and artists who determine what is beautiful. But let's be honest, who are they to decide?
Since when did SKIN&BONE become the "hottest" thing? Do you find this attractive in the least bit? If looking like a twelve year old boy is what you are going for then by all means, starve yourself and end up looking like this. This poor girl probably looks in the mirror everyday still thinking she is not thin enough to be considered beautiful. Girls at the tender age of 8 years old are already starting to have self-image issues and eating disorders due to the images they see in magazines and on television. This is what the world is coming to. Why can't we have healthy, beautiful women be our role
It's good to feel beautiful on the outside, but if that is what your sole purpose in life is then you are never going to be truly happy. You will always find some flaws in yourself. You can never be truly satisfied with a life like that. Take Heidi Montag (from the Hills) for instance. When she left her little town, her mother said she had all the confidence in the world. Then she enters the L.A and her perception of herself was completely altered. She started to compare herself to people who were highly thought of in L.A as the BEAUTIFUL stars. She became so unhappy that she had ten plastic surgeries in 1 DAY. Yes I said 1 day. And she is still not happy with herself. She not only looks less beautiful than when she began, but she looks about twenty years older!
We should be focused on nurturing how we are on the inside. "Looks fade, but personality lasts." When you are old and wrinkled people aren't going to remember your looks. They are going to remember the way you treated people, and the things you did in your life. Why would you want to be remember as the woman who was beautiful on the outside, but nobody liked her because she was ugly on the inside? Lend a helping hand, be a friend, serve everyone. Make your life worth something. Everyday we have is a gift, why not treat it as such? P.S Men, tell woman how beautiful you think they are for everything, what's on the outside, and what's on the inside. (it makes us feel good ;) )
Ok I am done with my little venting session. It's just I am sick of everyone comparing me to girls my height (which is short) and being well you could stand to lose some pounds. and yes that was said to me. And I know I should, I just don't see why that has become acceptable behavior in our society. Well today I started my first day at UVU. I can already tell this will be an interesting summer term... I am glad to finally start feeling like an adult. The world better watch out for me, they aren't even going to know what hit them!