Friday, August 2, 2013

[5 Minute Friday] Story

What is my story?  I am a daughter, a friend, a wife, a mother, a teacher, a writer, a crafter, a pianist,  a faithful LDS woman striving to live, learn, love, serve, and grow.

Each of my stories is as important as the other.  Each deserves time to be in the spotlight. There are high points and low points in each story.  Some stories have incredible high points and others have devastating low points.

Each story mixes and mingles with the other to create the story of me.

My stories change a little each day as I learn, grow, plan, practice, and love.

The story I love best is the story of me as a mom - it is my story of love, of faith, of understanding, of compassion, of service, and of learning that I’m stronger than I ever thought possible.  But that story begins right at the beginning, and carries through the lowest low I've ever lived.  How is it possible that my most loved story and my most heartbreaking story coexist in the same chapter?  How is it that these lessons and this strength came at such an enormous cost? 

One day I’ll understand my whole story – that grand plan orchestrated by a loving Heavenly Father.  But, for now, I’ll live my story the best way I know.  I’ll learn and love and serve and believe.  Because this story, my story, is one worth sharing, and one worth living well.

Five Minute Friday


Abigail McDonald said...

Beautiful post. I love the way you state that our lives have a lot of different stories which are intermingled. So true. It is a constant balancing act.

Savannah Stewart said...

One of my favorite stories and heartbreaking stories are somehow in the same chapter right now. Thank you for the encouragement that one day it will all make sense, when His timing is right :)

I've done some back-reading on your blog and you're story is inspiring and beautiful and indeed worth sharing! Your family is such a light to others by the faith that you show; keep up the good work momma :)

Debi @ said...

Wonderful post. Yes, the mix of the good and the bad makes each of our stories unique and amazing. Thank you for sharing your voice with us.

Megan Maughan said...

Love this post :)