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Come What May, Be Happy Today

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So, I have a post in the works that I’m excited about (notes from a great FHE that our ward did with a panel of Newlyweds on dating), but while I wait for the participants to approve what I’ve written, I thought I should fill the space with another post.

I think I’ve mentioned in earlier posts that I’m in a bit of an unusual situation.  I have long-term health problems that began during my mission.  I’m also divorced.  Because of my health issues, my two children live with their Dad and Step-Mom.  Let’s just say that we’re all blessed that their Dad and Step Mom are good parents who love and care for them a lot.  Of course, the situation isn’t so fun for me, and isn’t always easy for them to have me away, either.  I came up to Utah to try and finish my degree, but due to my health, it hasn’t gone as I’d like it to have gone, either.  It’s hard to predict when I’ll be feeling well and when I won’t.  Plus, trying to go to school full time took its toll on my health, which was then worse than it had been in several years.  But I digress.

None of us is exempt from trials and difficulties.  I was hoping to get to go down to see my kids on President’s Day weekend, but it didn’t work out.  Since then I’ve been feeling more and more sorry for myself.  I’ve had my daily and weekly checklist of things to do, finished and checked them off, took care of myself, etc, did mellow things with friends, but by Sunday morning I was a bit of an angry mess.  Then our Ward Conference began, with the theme “Experience The Manifestations of The Spirit.”  And boy did I need it.  Sunday and then Monday morning I felt like I got answers to my frustrations, and more peace and patience and things to look forward to.  Monday I rediscovered “Mormon Messages” on LDS.org.  I bombarded my Facebook wall with several Mormon Messages that I had needed.  I highly recommend it as an addition to one’s list of things to look at when one needs an answer to prayer, or a way to better bring in the Spirit in addition to prayer and scripture study.

Here was my favorite one, so highly applicable to singles and anyone who feels that life may not be all it’s meant to be, taken from one of my favorite conference talks:

Or if you want to read or watch the entire talk, you can find it here:  Elder Wirthlin: Come What May and Love It

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Author: pickleclub1971

I'm a single mom of 2: a Southern CA native, who transplanted to Utah 4 years ago. I have one 18 year old who is off to the Ivy League, and one 14 year old who is in high school. I served an LDS Mission to Southern France and I’ve also lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, Idaho, Northern Arizona, and New Hampshire. I love 80’s music, classical music, choral music, playing the piano, singing, speaking what French I still remember, and talking about history and music with whomever will listen. I love that my kids are better at math than I was at their age. (But they still get frequent historical references from me…anyone familiar with Ducky from NCIS? He’s that kind of medical examiner, I’m that kind of mom.) My kids also think I know all the lyrics to all the songs from the 80’s, mainly because I’m good at making them up and faking it when I don’t know. Sometimes they catch me. I’m currently disabled with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). I want to get better (of course) and be an advocate for trauma survivors and others with mental illnesses. I like people in general. I suffer from the delusion that I can make everyone my friend, but of course that isn’t possible: but I still believe that the world can be a better place.

2 thoughts on “Come What May, Be Happy Today

  1. What a nice post, I started a job this week so short on time, but thanks for making my day a little better. I will definitely check out this talk.

  2. You gotta catch the full talk, get the story about his daughter’s blind date. I guess he died that year after giving this talk, who knows what he was dealing with while he was up there giving this great talk: https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2008/10/come-what-may-and-love-it?lang=eng

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