Weeds: Hope Versus Despair

Easter is coming soon and we are thrilled to be a part of the Easter initiative the LDS Church is producing. We encourage you to ponder upon the Savior and all he has done for us. He is our Prince of Peace and if we follow him and have hope we will receive the promise of Eternal Life. Here are some of my thoughts during this special time of year. 

Do you ever overly ponder and analyze the experiences you have in your life to try and figure out why something has happened? I sure do! I pick apart the nitty-gritty details. I’m also the type of person who uses analogies to better understand hard things. The story I’m about to share has helped me understand hope versus despair.

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Perhaps I’m Stronger Than I Thought


I think we all have in our minds and hearts a plan of how we want our lives to go.  I know I did.  I wanted more than anything to be married and have children.  My second goal was to become a nurse, but it wasn’t as big of a goal as becoming a mother.  I did go to nursing school and was close to being finished but during school I got married and pregnant and I quit school because I was going to be a MOTHER.  I was thrilled.

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We Want To Tell You a Story

I shared this story on my other blog but wanted to share this with you all here.  This is part of our story.  We have a very sympathetic heart when it comes to mental illness and hope to possibly help others who suffer from this awful condition.  We would love to hear your stories and the successes you’ve had in combating your illness.  With Love!

One and a half years ago I lost my 27 year old son to suicide.

My girls lost their only brother.

It was a horrific day and my worst nightmare.


I want you to know the man my son was.

What an amazing person he is.



But, more importantly I want to share his story (Our story).


The story of a beautiful person with Bi-Polar Depression….

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