Despite the downward spiral that our family experienced this past week with Beverly, I realize that together as a family we can lift each other up. That together we can do anything. There's still so much to learn as a mother and I love the lessons that life teaches me. It's never ending. There's always something to learn. WE can not learn them all in this lifetime. I know this for sure. What I'm especially grateful for is the way I can bring my children together, even when they each have their own homes and lives to live. We can all take time to make time for family. That is the secret to having happy families is to "make" that time for each others. There's going to be disagreements, arguments etc. but we mend our differences by being kind and respectful to one another. Most of all, love unconditionally towards one another. That is the secret to having a happy family.
Our family is growing and expanding. If my children learn to build their foundations upon Christ and Heavenly Father, they will experience true joy in this life. Happiness comes only when we put God first in our lives Without that firm foundation upon God and Christ, chaos can destroy us and sadness will overcome us. Life is to have joy and the fulness of joy only comes with God as our captain and our anchor.