Happy Mother’s Day to all you women out there! For today’s Sunday Sunshine, I wanted to share with you a couple things…
First, a favorite and very special moment from my week. If you follow me on Instagram, you got to see this already. If not, here’s the scoop (as shared on Instagram):
Yesterday was one of those moments where I felt so inspired by my child. Audrey was SO nervous for her performance. Just hours before, I watched her practicing outside our house on the grass. Through the window I would see her do her back handspring and not land it, over and over again. She would shake her head and bury it in the grass, so frustrated. It was making ME nervous for her performance! On our way, she told me how she didn’t know if she should do one or two back handsprings at the end. In my head, I’m thinking ONE! …because I had just watched her fall so many times. But I told her to just get up there and see how she feels. I suggested that before her performance, she say a little prayer to her Heavenly Father asking Him to help her be calm and perform her best. She smiled at me and said, “Actually, I already did.” I got choked up and was so proud that she knew she could turn to Him, without me reminding her. I promised her that I would say a little prayer for her too. This video is the moment of her back handspring, where she had to decide to do one or two (and hopefully land it.) She nailed it! Both of them! I’m so proud of her. How awesome to see a child set a goal and work for it all the time. How inspiring it is that an 8 year old would take the time to turn to God. I loved watching her reach her goal and feeling so proud. I want to be just like that!
You can’t possibly do this alone, but you do have help. The Master of Heaven and Earth is there to bless you—He who resolutely goes after the lost sheep, sweeps thoroughly to find the lost coin, waits everlastingly for the return of the prodigal son. Yours is the work of salvation, and therefore you will be magnified, compensated, made more than you are and better than you have ever been as you try to make honest effort, however feeble you may sometimes feel that to be.” Jeffrey R. Holland, “‘Because She Is a Mother’,” Ensign, May 1997
Again, happy Mother’s Day. 🙂 Hugs to you all.
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