Come What May and Love It

Wow. What a day it has been. I didn’t know when I started this blog that another struggle was in the works. It arrived today. In the form of another layoff. No warning, whatsoever. I was shocked to say the least. So was everyone else that had the same fortune as me.

My family is truly amazing and took it in stride. They helped me to immediately realize that good things can come from hard situations. It’s a good thing I have such smart kids. They tend to teach me more than I will ever admit to them. I wanted to share with you their reactions:

My 5 daughters

Ally: She was mad. How could they let a great employee like me go, she wonders (Secretly, she has been hoping that I could stay home again, but she doesn’t know I can read her mind).

Addisyn: She didn’t believe us. And then she cried. She has been wanting to take gymnastics lessons that were promised to her when we got back on our feet. Gonna have to wait. Again.

Alyssa: She thinks I should start my own business, (which I was actually planning on doing with Laney). She may even have me some clients already. Thanks Lys.

Brynna:  She was in disbelief, then asked how I was. She then proceeded to remind me about a talk by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin. She said…”Come what may and love it, right?” Amazing. Here is how he put it:

…in spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser, and happier as a result. For me, the Lord has opened the windows of heaven and showered blessings upon my family beyond my ability to express. How can we love days that are filled with sorrow? We can’t—at least not in the moment. But I do believe that the way we react to adversity can be a major factor in how happy and successful we can be in life.If we approach adversities wisely, our hardest times can be times of greatest growth, which in turn can lead toward times of greatest happiness…Come what may, and love it. ~ Joseph B. Wirthlin

So as we head into yet another difficult journey, I will try to look for the blessings. Come what may and love it. Eventually.