Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mission Mommyhood Plaque

Yesterday I read the last email from my sister as a missionary. Tomorrow I will see her at the airport. And she will be reporting on Sunday. It will be a busy/ exciting/ possibly tear filled weekend!

But her email made me think about my mission--Mission Mommyhood. (BTW: If you haven't read that post... you should! It's one of my favorites!) How have I served in the past 19 months, 1 week and 6 days? How have I taught Baby Bunny? How have I grown?

19 months and 2 weeks ago, I was still pregnant... still in the "MTC." We reported to the hospital early. And I have never been the same since!

Before my tiny Baby Bunny was even born, I knew I would love him. But I have watched that love grow exponentially each day of his life.

Before my tiny Baby Bunny was born, I had a strong testimony of the Atonement. But through the struggles of life and trying to learn how to raise (and sometimes even cope with) Devin, that has also grown so much. I have learned to rely on my Savior when Devin is driving me nuts and no one is around to help. I have learned to let my Savior into my life when Devin was full of giggles so He could celebrate with us.

Before my tiny Baby Bunny was born, I listened to the Holy Ghost. But now I have learned to follow Its promptings without question. And to pray for Its constant companionship. I need the guidance and support to keep Devin safe, to stretch our pennies, to serve others.

I finally decided to make me a "Mission Plaque." I chose my picture because that is where it all began--in the House of the Lord on my wedding day. And the scripture is just perfect for my mission as a mommy. In case you can't read the verse, it is D&C 64:33.

"Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for you are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great."

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