To all the righteous mothers, and especially my own. You bless more lives in more ways than you know.
The last couple of weeks have been challenging. Between starting a new semester, moving for the umpteenth time, a few financial emergencies, anticipating and then accepting a full-time job - after not working full time in over a year and a half - my stress levels have been pretty much through the roof. I am … Continue reading Faith It Til You Make It
The last three months have been CRAZY, as evidenced by my utter blog-silence. Here are a few of the highlights to catch you up with our insane lives. Mickayeen finished his second semester of school - yay for moving up to Sophomore status! He took math and science general classes, a Book of Mormon study, … Continue reading One Semester Down…
By unfortunate circumstance, our sacrament meeting today became rather disjointed. Originally, a couple had been scheduled to speak - I believe they are stake missionaries - but a miscommunication had them attending the 1pm ward rather than our 9am ward. Our bishop sought to correct the matter by asking three brothers in our ward to … Continue reading Saturated in Testimony
Written by: Mickayeen Farner There are two things that make me cry like a baby every time I watch or listen to them. The first is an episode from our favorite TV series that I won’t go into detail about, but the second is the epilogue of Les Misérables. The musical depicts the stories of … Continue reading A Miserable No More
If you know me, you know that I am a disgustingly motivated person. I can't trace the roots of this; all I know is that from as far back as I can remember I have always been high-achieving, driven, and required very few external incentives. These traits culminated in obvious expressions - keeping a crazy-busy … Continue reading My Backwards “Mom” Complex and Why Parenting is Sometimes the Least Validated Role We Play
I recently finished reading "To the Rescue", the biography of President Thomas S. Monson and am awestruck by what I have learned about the history and life of this obviously divinely-appointed prophet. I don't think anyone who knew the details of his lifelong service to mankind could honestly claim him to be less than a … Continue reading My President: The High Priest of Good Things to Come