Believe In Who You Are

you are awesome graphic familybringsjoy.comSongs speak to the heart.  I listened to the following song on the way to church this morning.

I remember the first time I heard it.  I remember feeling so much LOVE from our Heavenly Father.  I was quite sure the author of the song must have private videos of my life and thoughts.  If you are a woman, you need to hear this song.  It need not matter if you are a mom or not.  It need not matter if you are a stay at home mom or not.  The words and soft melody will bring you a feeling of hope and love.  Don’t we all need that in this life…to feel there’s hope…to feel loved?

The song is called Who You Are.  It is sung by Hilary Weeks.  I’ve mentioned her before on here.  This is the only video I could find for this song.  I did not make the video, but the photos are very fitting for the song.  More importantly is for you to listen to the music and lyrics.  I’m including the lyrics below as well.

Who You Are

I know you wonder

If you’ll ever have a day

Where the kids stay calm,the laundry’s done

And the dishes are put away

And sometimes you feel like

Your days are spent and gone

And the question running through your mind

Is what have I gotten done

And when you finally have a moment to slow down

At the end of your day I know Father would say

Believe in what you’re doing

Believe in who you are

And hold tight to the truth that you’re a daughter of God

Believe in who you’re becoming, believe in who you are

Now it might seem simple

All the little things you do

But the lives you touch matter so much

And there’s no one else like you

And Father needs you to stand tall and faithful

To be all you can be Oh, if you could see what He sees

You’d believe in what you’re doing

You’d believe in who you are

So hold tight to the truth that you’re a daughter of God

Believe in who you’re becoming, believe in who you are

And when it’s hard to believe in yourself

And you feel like you’re beginning to doubt

Remember

That He believes in what you’re doing

He believes in who you are

So don’t lose sight of the truth that you’re a daughter of God

That He believes in who you’re becoming,

He believes in who you are

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YOU are special,

Dancing Bones

 

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“Are You In There?”

Tonight I have been preparing a lesson I will teach for our women’s Sunday School class tomorrow.  I am so grateful for this calling.  I learn so much from my studies/research and while teaching {or rather leading the discussion} I am taught by the students.

Being the visual person that I am, sometimes I like to involve media in the lessons I teach.  I finally found the perfect video to share that goes along with the lesson.  After it ended, another video began.  I was very touched by this video I happened {definitely not coincidence} upon.  It’s not related to the lesson I’m teaching, however it is indeed applicable to what I’m going through as a parent.  I’ve mentioned my struggles on here lately…I worry, maybe too much.  It’s been really rough.  So rough, I haven’t been blogging on a regular basis.  Even though it’s been rocky, my faith keeps me afloat.

I know Heavenly Father wanted me to see this video and it was a gift from Him to me.  He loves us so much…Oh and how grateful I am to know this…to FEEL this.

I believe we can all benefit from this precious counsel:

Be present for your family,

I Feel So Less Lonely

Last Friday I posted this photo on Instagram…

A new Instagram friend read my caption with this photo:

“It’s Going to be one of those days. Grrrrrr!”

Awhile after posting the photo I laughed and flippantly added a comment under the photo:

“lol…guess it shouldn’t surprise me that no one likes this photo!  Definitely keeping things real.  Ugh.”

 

beesbutterfly {her Instagram user name} responded:

This sweet girl has no idea of what she did for me that day.  As a matter of fact, she and many of you don’t realize how your small acts of kindness make an impression on me.

Sharing that photo Friday morning was a little difficult for me.  I was opening up and being transparent.

I didn’t post it because it was a great photo, far from it.  I posted it to share my frustration, to share me being real and somewhat raw.  I mean, if you look at the photo of my laundry room on the sidebar to the right of this post, you wouldn’t have a clue that the room ever looks like the one above.  {Which I’m not proud or happy about in the least.}

Anyway, I was pondering beesbutterfly’s words and a song came on that expressed what I was feeling.  I decided to put together a little video with the music and lyrics. I dedicate this song to beesbutterfly and all of YOU who comment, reply and say things with EMPATHY.


Thank you for seeing me,

A Mom Makes A Home

I’m continuing my list of one thousand gifts…not of gifts I want, but gifts I have.

I am writing them down, one to one thousand.

22. Grateful my internet was repaired!

23. New music!  Loving the group Tanlines.  Listening to their album Mixed Emotions right now.  I heart their All Of Me song…great beat and makes me feel happy.

24. Time spent with my Mom & oldest Daughter on Saturday.

25. The beautiful handmade quilted bed runner my Mom gave me as an early {3 weeks} Birthday gift.

26. Time doing crafty stuff in my craft room. It’s been neglected lately and craft therapy is wonderful.  The creative side of me was having withdrawals.

27. Kids back in school brings some much needed uninterrupted time for me.  Let’s face it, who likes to listen to their kids quarrel all the time? Not me!

{good thing they’re so cute! ;)}

28. Opportunity to learn & grow spiritually by giving a talk and teaching a lesson at church yesterday.  With that being said, glad it is over…double duty is exhausting. 😉

29. Youngest saw this new art plaque I bought and said out loud, “This is true.”  The little things like this make my heart melt.

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30. When my husband calls me beautiful.

31. Having far away friends come for a weekend visit.

32. Listened to another awesome fantasy book: The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead.  It’s part of the Bloodlines series.  Just finished it & can’t wait for the next one!

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Gifts Bring Joy,

We Are A Symphony

I don’t normally post on Sundays.

Today I’m making an exception.

I shared what I like to call a goose bump song with my class at church today.  You know, one of those songs that brings goose bumps every time you listen to it.

Glorious

Written by Stephanie Mabey, Performed by Russ Dixon

 

There are times when you might feel aimless

And can’t see the places where you belong

But you will find that there is a purpose

It’s been there within you all along

And when you’re near it

You can almost hear it

 

It’s like a symphony just keep listening
And pretty soon you’ll start to figure out your part
Everyone plays a piece and there are melodies
In each one of us, oh, it’s glorious
You will know how to let it ring out

As you discover who you are

Others around you will start to wake up

To the sounds that are in their hearts

It’s so amazing

What we’re all creating

 

It’s like a symphony just keep listening
And pretty soon you’ll start to figure out your part
Everyone plays a piece and there are melodies
In each one of us, oh, it’s glorious

And as you feel, the notes build, you will see

 

It’s like a symphony just keep listening
And pretty soon you’ll start to figure out your part
Everyone plays a piece and there are melodies
In each one of us, oh, it’s glorious

Thank you TigerLilly4495 for this well done video. :)

Oh, It’s GLORIOUS,