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Motherhood:-An-Eternal-Partnership

Motherhood:-An-Eternal-Partnership

Today, after church, I took a long nap. As I awoke, I was compelled to open my scriptures. I started to cross reference (JST) some of the versus in Micah to complete my understanding of our Gospel Doctrine lesson today. After wards I picked up Stand a Little Taller and read some of Gordon B. Hinckley's thoughts. Amazing! I read a few pages of his counsel and felt inspired to pray. I put a lot of thought and meditation into my prayer. After conclusion of my pray, I felt the need to visit LDS.org. I pulled up some hymns and started to sing, then I started watching some videos. This one left a great impression on me.

My greatest gift is Alana. Although, she has become snappy, feisty and more demanding than ever. I'm always thinking of how much I miss my sweet little LanaBear, because my growing LanaStar has gotten a little more chicky than I could ever imagine. I take blame in shaping her attitude with lack of gratitude. Have I given her too much freedom? Have I given her too much of what she doesn't need? How can I make her understand that the Strippling Warrior's are far more cooler than the Jonas Brothers? How can I help her not get caught up in the world? The answer is simple. Stick to the basics with the virtue of Patience. We must bring our children up in truth and light. This includes working together, reading together, learning together and praying together. This can simply be done, not with standing the frenetic pressure of our daily lives. And although I wish I had more children, Lana is my greatest gift from God. She has blessed me with the eternal partnership of the Lord.

Vh1 Soul for REALs...


After 5mL of Prednisone, 8mL of Methotrexate, 15mL of Loratab, I still can't get out of bed. =o( I hate to complain but I'm so tired of being tired, I'm sick of the aches and pain. I want to be able to hug my daughter, hold my husband and live my life. Thanks to Luther Vandross, I haven't shed a tear. I won't. I refuse... to let this get the best of me.

 I finally gathered the strength to pull up my scriptures and start reading. After an hour on pondering, I struggled to get on one knee and prayed for a little assistance. I didn't want my pain to get me down today. I got up and turned on the TV and VH1 Soul played a time line of Luther Vandross's music videos. So many memories came rushing back, so many great moments in my life were remembered. 


Since Memorial Weekend, I have not allowed my husband to inspire me. One mistake made on his part and I couldn't allow myself to feel a fool for him. I was really hurt. I couldn't display public emotion for him. I was ashamed of what he made me feel like. Since then, he has tried everything in his power to make it up to me. I forgot how much I loved him. As I met with my bishop on Sunday, he said, "Sister Magalei, you need to let the past go. Love your husband. Honor his priesthood. Do not punish him anymore for what he has done in his past. He loves you. He honors you. He believes in you. He knows his life is only great with you". 


A song by Luther Vandross and Gregory Hines came on and I just felt like my husband's arms were wrapped around me. As if he were whispering the sweet tunes in my ear. I could see his smile. I could see the sparkle in his eye, when he watch me sleep. I felt his love. It was time for me to let the past go. My husband loves me. He takes care of me. He lets me have my way. What am I doing? Why was I fighting his love? Why was I so prideful? I love him. I always have and alway will. 



Touched by Lehi Fa Taha (41)...

I have a confession and hate to admit that I have been a bit inactive. My RA issues are not to blame. Just me, I've been taking (dis)advantages of my Sabbath. It was time to go back to church. It was time to rebuild my testimony. I feel my family has been so blessed. The good Lord has blessed us tremendously. We have never been homeless, lonely or hungry. Our homes has always been warm, welcoming and always provides, not only shelter but nutrition to us and those whom come to visit. I love our home. I love my family and friends. I love my like. It was time for me to pay my respects and gratitude to our Heavenly Father. I'm deeply indebted to him. I could have not picked a better day to return to church.  Today, we received some surprising news. Our ward is splitting. Today has been one of the most emotional and heart felt Sundays. Sunday school started with an astonishing lesson about Job's goodness, his integrity. Relief Society was full of joyful tears as we laughed and cried together. The message from Julie Beck's general conference talk, really inspired us. We all felt the motivation to be more charitable and to really service and love one another. I really admire and truly appreciate the Sisterhood in this ward. Their bond is well established by the Spirit of God. The spirit's presence filled the room with so much love and respect. I genuinely felt so much love for each of the women in this organization. I sincerely respect these women. They are not my friends, they are my sisters.

I wish you . . .

Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.

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"Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone."
 Dear Lord, please give me the strength to not slap an idiot today......Amen. 
  °°so what's it gonna be, Dessert or Disaster?°°
 FEAR less, HOPE more; EAT less CHEW more; WHINE less, BREATH more; Talk LESS say more; LOVE more, and all GOOD things will be YOURS....
Fate is a misconseption, it's only a cover-up for the fact you don't have control over your own life. So, control your fate or somebody else will.
 The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have.
You can close your eyes to things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel.
 
 

Goal: FREEDOM

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.

Gratitude should be continuous attitude, not an occasional incident.

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed.  If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude. Gratitude is the memory of the heart. The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you, not wronged you. If you have lived, take thankfully the past. Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal.  It's a way to live. Count your many blessings, because if you count all your assets, you always show a profit. You are wise to not grieve for what you do not have but rejoice in what you do have. Gratitude is the best attitude. If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness.  It will change your life mightily.  Gratitude is the least of the virtues, but ingratitude is the worst of vices. If you are not thankful for little, you will not be thankful for much. Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.  As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

Heavenly Expressions...

Just as a Monument may be a reminder of one who has been forgotten, or a kiss that reminds us that two heads are better than one, I am ever so prompted. Just as an hour glass is a reminder not only of time's quick flight, but also of the dust to while we may at last return. Alana is my reminder to take care of the small things to accomplish big task. This leaves more valuable time to be in her gracious presence. 


A great friend blogged and I quote, "“We become so caught up in the busyness of our lives. Were we to step back, however, and take a good look at what we’re doing, we may find that we have immersed ourselves in the ‘thick of thin things.’ In other words, too often we spend most of our time taking care of the things which do not really matter much at all in the grand scheme of things, neglecting those more important causes.” Thomas S. Monson " end quote. With a beautiful picture of her children. I was reminded that my daughter is my jewel, her testimony should be my goal. I was reminded that I needed to instill the gospel in her life, so that by her 8th birthday next year, she would have a testimony of her own. Thanks Verilyn! :) I needed this.


This brought me to the indications my Aunt Felila made while visiting us last weekend. She said, "Siniva, if you stick to these three things 1. Prayer 2. Scripture Study 3. Attend Church, regularly all things will fall into place. You'll be able to pay your tithing, wake up early to attend church and provide service and charity. When all is right, all will be good in your life. It's easy to stray, stay on point with the Lord. I know your life will be blessed. This has stayed in my mind. So, I have been waking up early to pray. I have read and will continue to read my scriptures through out the week. I will strive to wake up early on Saturday morning and keep good faith that things will fall into it's right place and my family will be blessed.


Now halfway through the week, I'm trying to maintain motivation in my spiritual journey, while still trying to keep my daily task and routine. However, this morning, something caught my attention. Something I needed this very moment for this very point of my life. It was a post from my cousin Teiko's beautiful wife, Ana's Facebook post :

Ana N HelamanJr Fonua  inspiring quote that I needed to read at this time...from my younger bro, Elder Harold Moleni. "The Lord loves us, what can I say more?...The Lord is real. Yes He's real. This I know, because I can
feel it in my Soul...May we be willing to do ANYTHING at ANYTIME for the Lord. More importantly, may
we follow the example of Jesus Christ,... Who submitted his will to the Will of the Father's. Put your trust in Him..."
 

and another...

Allison DuBois is a medium who works as a consultant for the Phoenix, Arizona district attorney's office.

Current Obessesion...

Dean and Sam Winchesters are brothers and they also hunt demons and other figures of the paranormal.  Two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, team up to find their father, John, who went missing on a hunting trip. However, their father isn't a typical hunter: he hunts supernatural creatures like ghosts, vampires, and various demons and he's trained his sons to do the same. Along the way, Sam and Dean save innocent people, fight creatures and ghosts, and collect clues to their father's whereabouts. 


What to eat? Don't worry about it.

Struggling through a mountain of nutritional advice to figure out what to eat? Fruits and veggies use to feel like a chore, but I have changed the way I think about them! Whenever I felt that healthy eating was too much of an assignment, I think about how I am giving my body what it needs, and how I am improving my long-term health. The best and most efficient pharmacy is within your own system and the greatest wealth is your health. I know that the longer I live the less confidence I have in drugs and the greater is my confidence in the regulation and administration of diet and regimen. Did you ever stop to taste a carrot? Not just eat it, but taste it? You can't taste the beauty and energy of the earth in a doughnut. Think of Strawberries as the angels of the earth, innocent and sweet with green leafy wings reaching heavenward. The truth may be put quite briefly; eat moderately, having an ordinary mixed diet, and don't worry. So I just won't worry about it. I'll eat more colorful fruits and veggies, drink more water and go for nature walks. Life is good. LG Baby!;)

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

The first step is sometimes the hardest. When I'm struggling to feel inspired about dieting, I think my body is a temple, but only if I treat it as one. My fat does scare me. It's like a ticking time bomb. Once my diet's established, there will still be days when I know I will try to convince myself that there's no point. I need to keep in mind that choice, not chance, determines my destiny. My Goal: FREEDOM. Taking it one day, one choice, one meal at a time. I'm struggling with my journey, back on the road of Sexiness.

In the end I hope to attribute my success to the fact that I never gave or took any excuse. When I'm struggling to get up and get going, on my; exercise plans, or if I have not quite worked up the motivation to work out, I will try to remember that it's not who I am that holds me back, but who I think I'm not, because a day will never be anymore than what I make of it. Exercise isn't just good for my body, but it's also good for my soul. When I feel a bit down, I'll get up and get moving, by trying to reduce the amount of medication I take for my RA. A vigorous 2 to 5 mile walk will do more good for me (an unhappy but otherwise unhealthy adult) than all the medicine and psychology in the world.

It's trite but true that we all have twenty-four hours in every day. Whenever my excuse for not exercising is "I don't have time", perhaps a push for me will help to rethink my priorities. I must remind myself that if I think I have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later I will have to find time for illness. (mental note to self: You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it). Whenever I have caught the fitness bug and I'm not striving for bigger goals, I may be in need of some inspiration once in a while. When I'm challenging myself to reach greater heights, think that I am never really playing an opponent. I am playing myself, my own highest standards, and when I reach my limits, that is real joy.

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