Sometimes life overwhelms me. Not on a day-to-day basis necessarily, but I occasionally find myself caught up missing simpler times while simultaneously yearning for future goals and wishes. It makes me feel tangled and immobile in the present, even though I know I'm not. In fact I have quite a bit to keep my mind … Continue reading Where You Are
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