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Create a Little Inspiration

June 10, 2011

  1. HK says:

    Well, if I am the only one that comments, you HAVE to give it to me!! I reallly want to do Devany’s room. I just don’t know what to do. Love your blog, Missy!

  2. Lexi says:

    Don’t ever compare your life and especially your trials to others around you. It will ALWAYS be comparing apples and oranges. Always. And just because it may SEEM like someone has things harder than you- it doesn’t mean that what you are going through isn’t tough. We all have our fights- some are just more visible than others. After Abby was born the fight at the time that was the hardest for me was the postpartum depression. Because I felt like I was fighting it alone. It wasn’t something that people brought dinners over for…you get what I mean? Then I outed myself on my own blog and was amazed at how many people had gone through the same.

    Sharing helps. Embrace it. Change the things that you can and that you want and then leave the rest to God. I know with your “mutant gene” you must feel like a ticking timebomb. But the thing that I’ve learned is that worry is destructive. It doesn’t mean that you don’t have the RIGHT to worry, but I also know that it doesn’t fix the situation. At this point, all you can do with that damn gene you’re already doing. The rest is up to God. It’s the toughest thing to just hand those sort of things over and to know that he’ll be there if and when you have to deal with the consequences of having it. Things are always MUCH harder when we think about them before or after- because we don’t have the same spirit that we do when we are going through them. Does that make sense? After Abby was born I worried excessively about the fact that I will likely live longer than she will. But I couldn’t do anything with that worry. It was only making me miserable. So we’ll do everything we can to keep her as healthy as possible, and know that the rest is out of our hands.

    Don’t ever feel like being creative is being selfish. Read Uchtdorf’s talk again. Or watch this: http://lds.org/media-library/video/mormon-messages?lang=eng&query=create+uchtdorf#2009-02-06-create . I found that the times that I was having the hardest times was when I felt a need to fit myself into some box. When I felt like I had to be supermom and only do supermom things. Only read books on being a supermom. blah blah blah. But when I stopped worrying so much, turned back on the music I LIKED and started making stuff that made me happy- the world got a little brighter for ALL involved. Ask Lance. That’s why he never questions my craft purchases. He knows the joy it brings me.

    Wow. This is longer than your post. I’m sorry. I totally just hijacked your blog. I suuuuck.

    I love you, Mis. I’m sorry things are tough. I couldn’t imagine having my husband gone as much as you do. He’s my sanity- he’s my GRAVITY. You are tougher than you give yourself credit for.

  3. Brynn says:

    I love your blog here Missy! Thanks for all the inspiration you give to me.

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