Tomorrow is Mothers Day. It is also the nine month anniversary of losing Laney. How glad I am to have been her mother. To see her grow into such an amazing young woman of faith who has touched the lives of countless people.
The story of Helaman and the stripling warriors has always been something that has touched my heart. But what is even more amazing is when Helaman talks about how the young men had faith. They had been taught by their mothers that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them from the battle. They knew it, and they knew that their mothers knew it. (Alma 56:47-48)
These young men had been taught faith by their mothers. How many times have we said we learned things from our mothers? Cooking, sewing, crafting, cleaning, playing sports, singing, playing the piano? I think the most important thing I can teach my own children is to have faith. Faith can help us make it through any trial we are going through. It goes right along with hope. That has always been the kind of mother I wanted to be. One that taught her children faith.
I had always wanted Laney to know that I knew she knew it. That was one of those things I had been thinking about when I found the note that told her everything I had wished I had said to her. You can read that post here. I am so glad that I knew she knew that if she did not doubt, God would deliver her. And I know he has. Literally.
We all have those times when we can’t see our way out of a situation. Or when we can’t see where the road we are on is leading us. I have had too many of those moments than I care to count. Sometimes the only thing we can do is to keep going, having the faith that things will work out. Sometimes not the way we want them to, but always the way they are supposed to.
The hardest part about this journey we are on is that sometimes we can’t see very far down the road we travel. Sometimes it is deciding between two different paths. The thing that has really helped me is to just trust in Him. He knows our circumstances better than we do. He knows which road to take and where it will lead us.
Sometimes, we need to take that leap into the unknown and watch the net appear. Because it will. I have seen it over and over again. I am in that net now. It must be a big net, because I am only halfway through this journey. I am sure I have a lot more roads to take.
Today I started down a new road. One I didn’t see coming. But I am so glad for the blessing. I started a new job. I would be lying if I said I weren’t nervous, but because this job is where I am supposed to be, I know that I will not be alone in the journey.
Amazing how good things can happen that way. Unexpectedly. I thought I would be home for a little while, and here I am in a position to help others along with my family. So I am accepting whatever comes, and I will face it with courage. and the very best that I can give. And I hope in this new place that I can continue to make a difference. Even for one person. Now who wouldn’t love a job like that?