If you are new to my blog, you should start here first. It is my first post, and explains what this blog is about. Make sure to visit the Laney’s Story and the About Me tabs at the top of the page for more information! Oh, and I hope you find joy in your journey!
When Wade and I were newly married, and he started his teaching career, we knew we wouldn’t have much money. But that was okay because teaching was what Wade had always wanted to do. We were happy. So, we took to heart the counsel of President Brigham Young. He said ” Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.”
It was very wise counsel, because it has gotten us through some very tough times. Through several years of unemployment, really struggling to make it, our decision to follow the Prophet really blessed us. By not buying new things, sticking with what we had and not getting into debt, it made things MUCH easier than they would have been had we not already been in the mode of using what we had or going without.
So I wanted to share with you these words that we have lived by, and continue to. Maybe it will encourage you to know that you can make it, too!
I ran into a lady a while back, and she asked me how my family was doing. She said that she had been wanting to ask that for a while, but that she was afraid to ask. I just smiled and told her never to be afraid to ask. I told her she could ask me anything and that we love to talk about Laney.
So when one of my favorite people (listening to a prompting, I am sure) sent me this quote, I knew exactly what I needed to write today. It is amazing how it says exactly how I feel. So don’t think you are reminding us of something sad if you talk about Laney…we haven’t forgotten, and we like to hear how she lived. How she effected each of you. How much she loved life. How much she continues to live on through the legacy she left behind.