I hope you are well, and I am sending my love from this little corner of the internet.
My last post was about how my mom was doing, and it has now been almost exactly three years since she passed. I wrote about the beautiful way she transitioned to the other side in this post on Power of Moms, if you’d like to read it.
And do you know that she is still such a beautiful part of our lives? I can’t even tell you how many stories I’ve heard from my siblings, friends, and extended family members about her influence—in addition to my own special experiences. Oh, it’s so sweet.
And then this past March, our dear dad joined her. He developed brain cancer and had a fairly quick transition, and while I want to record all of the details and stories now, I’m going to leave it with this drawing that Grace made for me:
A lot has been going on behind the scenes here—our family moved from Southern California to Utah, Alia left to Ukraine to serve a mission for our church, Grace started college, and Eric and I are now raising two teenage boys (Ethan, 17, and Spencer, 13), running LearnDoBecome.com together, and serving in our church callings. Life is full, beautiful, challenging, and fun, and we are growing each day.
Okay, so why am I writing here again?
Today I took a couple of hours to think (sitting on a blanket at a local park), and I asked myself a series of questions. The process has been really helpful, so I’ll include the questions here, in case you’d like to do something similar:
- What do I need to start doing/stop doing?
- How can I set up my life more optimally so I have more to look forward to?
- How and where can I speak more of Christ?
- How can I set up my scripture study schedule so I can make the most of my time and learn what God wants for me?
- What am I hungry for?
- What do I want to say with my life?
- What would my life need to look like in order to consider myself a true instrument in the hands of God?
- How can I let God prevail in my life?
- If I were to live my true purpose—and be a support to others—what would that look like?