You guys our kitchen is done!! Well... we still have to paint our ceiling, but that's just a minor detail. I wanted to share a couple pictures of how far it came. It was horrible before, like not functional horrible. There was a wall between our kitchen and living room that we knocked out. There was also a little wall right in the middle of our kitchen that isn't really pictured. It made it so that the actual cooking space was like a little closet. In the last picture of the before the wall was right next to the sink. We are so glad that it's done and we have a kitchen we can actually use now!
Have you ever listened to a song on the radio and you can't help but think that Heavenly Father is sharing a message with you through that song? Crazy right? This morning I was driving somewhere and the song I Will Stand By You by Rascal Flatts came on. It hit me more than ever that Heavenly Father is with us. He will help us through our challenges, and he loves us through our short comings.
I feel like today I needed to hear that song. I was in the grocery store and I saw this mom playing with her little baby and I realized that more than anything in this world I want to be a mom. Steven and I both decided that after we got married we wouldn't wait too long before we started to try to get pregnant. Well one year and three miscarriages later it hasn't happened. I really have been fine through most of it and know that a lot of women have a hard time getting pregnant. I also realize I haven't been trying as long as a lot of them, but after that last miscarriage I went through almost a depression wondering when it was going to be my time. Not long after that Steven got called into the bishopric which is so great, but takes up a lot of time. Between school, work and this new calling I feel like I never get to see him, and this is a time in my life where I really depend on him to cheer me up and help me feel better. I got to the point where I figured that even he didn't know what I'm going through.
Through this trial I've finally come to realize that the Lord really does care so much about us. We each have different trials that we have to go through, and this is one for me right now. We all have no clue what other people are going through. I've realized today, more than ever, that we just need to focus on the good in life. Too often I find myself pointing out the things that are going wrong when I'm blessed with so many things. So, take the time today to do something nice for someone else... we may not know what a little kindness can do to a person.
For all of you who have been asking for updated pictures of our remodel, here you go! It's coming along pretty fast. We are having our cabinets installed today and then things should really fly. It's been a lot of work, but hopefully it will help us sell our cute little condo!
(Sorry to all you instagram users who have already seen these)
We all have so much to be thankful for. I love this time of year when we make the time to appreciate what we are blessed with. I am so grateful for the wonderful family, friends and husband that I have. I'm thankful that Steven and I both have good jobs that provide a good life for us. I'm grateful for the gospel to be such a big part of my life and the lifestyle that it teaches us to live. As I've gotten older I've realized that family and friends truly are the things that matter most to me. As long as they are around things will all work out.