Friday, February 10, 2012

Keep Going

Hmmmm, trying to think of something witty to say. Really wanted to share my SEWING story with you all. But as life would have it my husband and I have been thrown a curve ball and I am trying to deal with it all.

Life is never easy. All I can say is right now I am so grateful for my faith, my friends and my family.

I am taking the weekend to think about my life and decide what in the heck we're gonna do now.


I promised to share my story this year...the good, the bad and the ugly. Well this is the ugly right here, girls. The truth is teenagers are EXTREMELY hard to raise. And just when you think everything is going to be isn't. In fact it's so far from fine that you just laugh because if you didn't laugh you'd break down into a big mile of messy goo.

I am almost to that goo stage.


But I have made the choice and I am going to keep on going.

a piece from Brave Girl's Club

I am going to keep on trying my best, doing my best, loving my best. I will be here for my kids. I will listen to them and try to understand.

Have a restful weekend, girls.


  1. curve balls are the pits! My sister and I were just talking about gratitude, and asking Heavenly Father to humble us, and how we end up with more trials when we do that. Thus making life hard!

    I do hope you keep going! and as my sisters and I always tell each other, "fight the good fight."

  2. Oh yes... the simply reminder of being "grateful"... thank you for sharing this! ((hugs))

  3. Oh Leslie, I hope whatever the curve ball is, it works out for you all. Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a good, reflective weekend. *hugs*

  4. Oh Leslie I so remember those days. It's hard but remember they are learning their lessons in life too. Keep being that great wonderful mother that I know you are and in the end your kids will be okay.

  5. Hang in there, and keep the love flowing. We went through some VERY messy years with my daughter, and even at 24 she is a handful. Just keep loving them. That is what she tells me keeps her going. Knowing that no matter what, I love her. And love yourself, too. Take care of yourself. You are a Brave Girl :)

  6. Big hugs coming your way all the way from London...weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning, stand firm, blessings to you and your family!xx

  7. Thinking of you, my dear friend. I don't know what is happening . . . but please know that I am thinking about you and sending you strength. Hugs.

  8. Those curve balls always come out of the blue don't they. Hang on in there, thinking of you.

  9. Life is always filled with surprises and curve balls.msometimes a boring drama-less life would be wonderful, don't you think!

  10. I wish you wisdom and strength!

  11. I don't have kids, but am thinking back to some of the goo I slapped onto my single mom - she made it through and so did I. I'm working on Trust this year and especially trusting my Lord. It has me riding on a fine line - asking him to use me, teach me but I'm scared to fully give myself because I know that means curve balls, hard lessons, and hard. I don't do hard well. It helps to read your posts, especially the ugly ;-) Thanks for sharing your life with me.

  12. God will never give us more than we can handle.....I just wish he didn't trust me so much! Sending you peace amongst the chaos.

  13. Leslie,
    I am so sorry that something has rocked your world in such a difficult way. There is a quote from Bishop Richard Edgley's conference talk that is about the ward family and church organization and why they are set up to sustain and help one another. I hope you don't mind me sharing it with you:

    I rejoice in belonging to such a loving and caring organization. No one knows better how to bear one another’s burdens, mourn with those who mourn, and comfort those who stand in need of comfort. I choose to call it “enduring together.” What happens to one happens to all. We endure together

    Much love,

  14. Hi Leslie,

    I was one of those teenagers that caused my parents a little grief. I'm glad we all pulled through! Whatever difficulties you are having, know that there is light at the end of the tunnel. It does get better.

    Your Brave Girls piece is wonderful.




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