Poems/Daily Quotes

Thursday, February, 3 2011

Quote of the day

"Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great purpose in heart."
Gordon B. Hinckley
I loved listening to Gordon B. Hinckley and knowing that he is a true prophet.  I cried the day that he died.  It was the first real time that I remember a prophet dying.  It saddened my heart but I'm so truly for his wonderful counsel that he had given us.  So for today just remember this wonderful quote and smile because you know that we are blessed being able to hear the counsel from the Lord through his Prophets.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Quote of the day

I thought I would share one of my favorite comic strips.  I can laugh for hours reading Calvin and Hobbes but today I have to go pack and clean our apartment and I'm pretty much feeling like Calvin I would rather be enjoying my imagination than having to clean...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Quote of the day

"The Savior's invitation is clear and direct, and importantly for us, it is constant: 'Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden. . . . Take my yoke upon you, . . . for . . . my burden is light' (Matthew 11:28-30). This is the Lord's promise to me and to you.
"My prayer for each of us is that we will remember when the Lord has spoken His peace to us and has encircled us in the arms of His love. And just as important, will you, if you haven't felt that love for a while, seek to see it and feel it as you go about the ordinary tasks of your life. As you do this, over the days and months and years of your life, the memories of those interactions with the Lord will become sweet gifts to open a second time--or many times--to bolster you when life is difficult.
" 'Peace I give unto you,' the Lord promises, 'not as the world giveth, give I unto you' (John 14:27). Peace. Strength. It is what we long for and what is possible. We only need to turn toward His reaching arms."
 -Kathleen H. Hughes

Monday, January 31, 2011

Quote of the day

“We should learn to be patient with ourselves. Recognizing our strengths and our weaknesses, we should strive to use good judgment in all of our choices and decisions, make good use of every opportunity, and do our best in every task we undertake. We should not be unduly discouraged nor in despair at any time when we are doing the best we can. Rather, we should be satisfied with our progress even though it may come slowly at times.”
-Joseph B. Wirthlin

Just a scripture

"And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father! Knowest thou the meaning of the tree which thy father saw? And I answered him, saying: Yea, it is the love of God, which sheddeth itself abroad in the hearts of the children of men; wherefore, it is the most desirable above all things. And he spake unto me, saying: Yea, and the most joyous to the soul." (1 Nephi 11:21-23)
just saw this scripture and thought i would share!!!


Friday, January 28, 2011

Quote of the day

"The Prophet Joseph Smith taught that “friendship is one of the grand fundamental principles of ‘Mormonism.’” That thought ought to inspire and motivate all of us because I feel that friendship is a fundamental need of our world. I think in all of us there is a profound longing for friendship, a deep yearning for the satisfaction and security that close and lasting relationships can give. Perhaps one reason the scriptures make little specific mention of the principle of friendship is because it should be manifest quite naturally as we live the gospel."
-Marlin K. Jensen
Today was a good day I got to hang out with some of my friends.  I love how friendship brings laughter and smiles into your daily life.  Look around you and see all the friends in your life and see how blessed you are.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Butterfly Fly Away

Butterfly Fly Away lyrics
Songwriters: Ballard, Glen; Silvestri, Alan;

You tucked me in, turned out the light
Kept me safe and sound at night
Little girls depend on things like that

Brushed my teeth and combed my hair
Had to drive me everywhere
You were always there when I looked back

You had to do it all alone
Make a living, make a home
Must have been as hard as it could be

And when I couldn't sleep at night
Scared things wouldn't turn out right
You would hold my hand and sing to me

Caterpillar in the tree
How you wonder who you'll be
Can't go far but you can always dream

Wish you may and wish you might
Don't you worry, hold on tight
I promise you there will come a day
Butterfly fly away

Butterfly fly away, butterfly fly away
Flap your wings now you can't stay
Take those dreams and make them all come true

Butterfly fly away, butterfly fly away
We've been waiting for this day
All along and knowing just what to do
Butterfly, butterfly, butterfly, butterfly fly away

Butterfly fly away
Butterfly fly away

I watched the Hannah Montana movie when I was pregnant and this song stuck out to me.  I learned how to sing it to my belly so that I would be able to sing it to my little girl.  This has easily became one of my favorite songs now.  I still listen to it and wishing for the day that we return to be with each other we will be able to sing this song to her.  My little girls room was decorated with dragonflies, butterflies, and ladybugs.  She was my little caterpillar and I got to see her beauty come she is truly a butterfly to me.  


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Quote of the day

"The things we hope in sustain us during our daily walk. They uphold us through trials, temptations, and sorrow. Everyone has experienced discouragement and difficulty. Indeed, there are times when the darkness may seem unbearable. It is in these times that the divine principles of the restored gospel we hope in can uphold us and carry us until, once again, we walk in the light."
- Dieter F. Uchtdorf


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Quote of the day

"Writing love notes isn’t really a new idea, but it’s not a stale one, either, according to the letters we received. Such notes are found all over Latter-day Saint homes, in lunch boxes, in shirt pockets, in shoes, on the refrigerator, in scriptures, in overnight cases. Afterwards, they’re found in scrapbooks and other repositories of family treasures."
-Marvin K. Gardner   

Love notes??? one of my favorite past times.  I love writing to my husband a simple letter telling him why I love him so.  I just have to brag my husband is pretty much the best husband ever.  I cry he holds me.  My husband has always thought of me before he thinks of himself.  I asked him the other night his story about hearing the loss of his daughter this is what he told me my heart broke but than I immediately thought about what I needed to do for you.  Pretty much the most amazing husband ever.  Not only did he stick by my side for the loss of our still born daughter he was there for me when I went through the miscarriage.  I wrote to my husband for the two years while he was away on his LDS mission.  Lets just say it is a little habit that I can sit down and write to him.  The letters that I wrote to him on his mission are now part of our little family history.

Here is a challenge just write a simple love note to someone you love today... a friend, a sister, a brother, a mother, a father, a wife, a husband, or a child just a loved one let them know how much you love them.

(on Monday I dedicated the day to my husband with just spending time with him since he slept in again and missed school the reason for no blog on Monday) 


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Quote of the day and A Scripture

Ether 12:27

27  And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.

"As we look into the mirror at the
accumulation of bumps and bruises
that evidence our weaknesses,
may we be reminded that
there are two great stabilizing forces
that can anchor our souls."
-Stephen D. Naduauld

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

What Makes A Mom

What Makes a Mother?

I thought of you and closed my eyes
and prayed to God today
I asked "What makes a Mother?"
And I know I heard him say.

"A Mother has a baby"
This we know is true
"But God can you be a Mother,
when your baby is not with you?"

"Yes, you can," He replied
with confidence in his voice
"I give many women babies,
when they leave is not their choice.

Some I send for a lifetime,
and others for the day.
And some I send to feel your womb,
but there's no need to stay."

"I just don't understand this God
I want my baby to be here."
He took a deep breath and cleared his throat,
and then I saw the tear.

"I wish I could show you
what your child is doing today.
If you could see your child's smile,
with all the other children and say

"We go to Earth to learn our lessons,
of love and life and fear.
My Mommy loved me oh so much,
I got to come straight here.

I feel so lucky to have a Mom,
who had so much love for me.
I learned my lessons very quickly,
My Mommy set me free.

I miss my Mommy oh so much,
but I visit her every day.
When she goes to sleep,
on her pillow's were I lay

I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek
and whisper in her ear.
Mommy don't be sad today,
I'm your baby and I'm here.'"

"So you see my dear sweet ones,
your children are okay.
Your babies are born here in My home,
and this is where they'll stay.

They'll wait for you with Me,
until your lesson's through.
and on the day that you come home
they'll be at the gate for you.

So now you see what makes a Mother,
it's the feeling in your heart.
It's the love you had so much of
right from the very start

Though some on Earth may not realize,
you are a Mother
until their time is done.
they'll be up here with Me one day
and know that you are the best one!"

Written by: Jennifer Wasik


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Quote of the day

"When filled with God’s love, we can do and see and understand things that we could not otherwise do or see or understand. Filled with His love, we can endure pain, quell fear, forgive freely, avoid contention, renew strength, and bless and help others in ways surprising even to us."
-John H. Groberg

   The strength of the Love our Heavenly Father is truly amazing.  It has given me the strength to see how much love is surrounded by us daily.  I see newly newly wed couples have a sparkle in their eye.  I see little kids running around with a sparkle in their eye because the love they feel at home.  I see friends and family grow love when something happens to a family member may it be just a new baby born, a wedding, the hearing of someone has cancer, or death.  I ask that you look around and see all the love that is surrounding you, and see the love that our Heavenly Father has for you in your daily life.


Friday, January 21, 2011

Quote of the day

"Even though our journey may be
fraught with tribulation, the destination
is truly glorious."
-Quentin L. Cook

I'm ready to do anything for my journey of this life so that I can have a truly glorious destination.  Life is full of up and downs.  One of the downs in life is learning someone who is close to you finds out that they have breast cancer.  But than I have another up my best friend J's little sister E is getting married in the temple and she waited for her missionary like I did for my husband.  So you get to see that life is all important no matter what and we are still on the same journey but we will be blessed by everything we do in this life.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Quote of the day

"As we live on earth we must walk in faith, nothing doubting. We have much reason to hope. Joy can be ours if we are willing to sacrifice all for the Lord. Then we can look forward to the priceless possibility of overcoming all the challenges of this life. Then we will be with the Savior forever."
 - James E. Faust

   I had a good day today I had a little bit of a break down I'm not going to lie.  My husband and I had friends over for a game night.  We got good news that a couple in our ward is trying to rent out their basement apartment because we need to move long story no need to tell.  I have been really excited about going and seeing the apartment because I would love to be able to live in the same city as my family and friends.  Well we were playing games laughing and carry on and such as friends do.  When we got around to us talking about my husband and I being together for the next 50 years.  I piped in and said that I don't expect anything anymore.  The tears came and I had a good little cry all by myself.  (If you are ever in a crowded room and if  it is to noisy just start crying it makes people shut up in a heartbeat)  I didn't stay as strong as I normally do in front of my friends.  I am human and I know that the Lord is with us and watches over us.  I know that my friends love us and they care about us.  They were not also planning for me to break down and cry so to all my friends who are reading my blog.  Thank you for letting me show you that I'm still a human being and have weaknesses and that the Lord does bless my life and gives me the comfort and strength to remember that our little angel is up with Him and cheering us on to the finish line.  Thank you for the little reminder you are the best friends that anyone can have even if I have to put on a little embarrassing display of crying.  (sorry that I had to blog about what happened but it is the little moments like these that I want to remember it is also how I deal with mourning is by writing and that is why I wrote my daughter a letter)

So for the quote of the day I"m going to strive to walk in Faith live with seeing Joy in daily situations.  Hopefully overcome the challenge of loosing my daughter so that I will be able to live with the Savior and my husband, and all my kids forever.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Quote of the day

"I testify that the tender mercies
of the Lord are available to all of us and
that the Redeemer of Israel is eager 
to bestow such gifts upon us."
-Elder David A. Bednar

I believe that my daughter was a tender mercy from the Lord.  I believe the time He gave to me was a tender mercy and that I'm so grateful for.  I also believe that He gave me this trial so that I could tell my story of my daughter and how much I hurt but at the same time let people know about the strength the Lord is giving me.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Quote of the day

I went onto lds.org today just to copy and paste the website perfectly so that it would work on the blog as a direct link.  Of course when you get on you can't help looking at all the wonderful messages they have on there.  Well today this quote was on here and it made me think how wonderful our church is to be able to hear from the prophets and apostles and know that the Lord is speaking through them.  I have a strong testimony in the prophet and apostles.

"We cannot see the
future with precision,
but we can know what
the Lord intends and
what it will take [for]
each of us to qualify
personally to 
-Henry B. Eyring

Monday, January 17, 2011



One night I dreamed a dream.
I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

When the last scene of my life shot before me I looked back at the footprints in the sand.  There was only one set of footprints in the sand.  There was only one set of footprints.  I realized that this was the lowest and saddest times of my life.

This always bothered me and I questioned the Lord about my dilemma.

“Lord, you told me when I decided to follow You, You would walk and talk with me all the way. But I’m aware that during the most troublesome times of my life there is only one set of footprints.  I just don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You leave me.”

He whispered, “My precious child, I love You and will never leave You never, ever, during your trials and testings.

When you saw only one set of Footprints it was then that I carried you.”
-Margaret F. Powers

I have always loved this poem it would just make my little spirit get all tingly inside and I love that feeling.  I think I have gained my strength from our Heavenly Father He loves me so much and during this trying time He is carrying me.  He has not forgotten about me.  He knows that my little heart broke after loosing my daughter and He has been here helping me get my strength to pick it up. 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My Angel

An Angel from the book of life
Wrote down my baby’s birth,
And whispered as she closed the book
To Beautiful for earth