So today I got my Ensign in the mail. I was so excited like I always get when it comes. I cant wait to read what the First Presidency Message will be. But today I had to turn to the Front page story. Single and Steadfast: Lessons in Hope.
Ok I think we all know I am the SINGLE one here and there are times… But I texted mother and asked her if she had read it yet. No, but she wanted to know what it was about that got me all excited…. I made comment to her that I loved myself and what I have done with my life, yes it would be nice to be with someone but I am happy with who I am.
We comment back and forth a few more times and I said As hard as it is my life is not over and I am living it to the fullness. And Mom made comment back that I better be.. she did not raise any slackers.
So in the last paragraph it says it all…Our purposes in mortality are to learn through our experiences, whatever they may be, to choose good over evil and to become more like our Father in Heaven. Being Single longer than we plan to be can help us accomplish these goals if we allow the Lord to work with us through our trails.
And mother wrote back… “And I’ve learned a boatload from you, my sweet.” This is right this is what life is all about. I always love when mom says we are the jewels in her crown. But you know that crown could not be if she had not been who she was.
So I have to say that I do have a positive out look on life most times. Its that positive out look that as a single adult that makes me who I am.
Today I was out for a walk, we have a little farmers market every Saturday morning just a few block away from where I live and I just happened to feel like walking there this morning.
Now I was not looking for anyone but I looked up and who was it, one of my friends Jennifer and her husband and Baby. Jen was the single one that I always looked at as such an example. Yes she had here trials but now is very happily married. You never know what life is going to give to you, But you have to keep LIVING IT!
Now Outside my garden is a little Eden for me. I love it. I will try to download pictures but you know how I am with computers