Thursday, April 24, 2008

Life

Have you ever looked at your life and wondered "How in the world did I get here?" It doesn't have to be in a negative context, but just "How did life happen to turn out like this?". Sometimes I stand back and look at my 3 little boys with their red hair and big brown (and blue) eyes and wonder "How did I get to be a mommy?" I know this sounds silly, but if you've ever experienced this, you know what I mean. I have a husband in the Coast Guard, we are living in Alabama, I am not just a mother, but a BoyMamma of 3 boys! How am I in the Primary Presidency, how is Kit the Young Men's President...how did I come to have saggy boobs and a saggy belly?!! As a girl in Utah, attending Sky View High, this wasn't what I expected my life to be. I wouldn't have known to dream up such an existence!

And yet...how did I not dream of the best possible life for me? How did I not see that I live each day full of love for my 3 little beasties?! How did I not dream a life by the water, enjoying the fishing, beaching and waves? How did I not dream of a husband full of love for me, one who is CRAZY sometimes, but excuses me my craziness, too? How did I not see a future of a husband in the service, which would create a strong patriotism inside?

I am SO very thankful to my Heavenly Father for helping me find the best possible dream to come true! I might not see the ins and outs or the hows and whys, but I do see the Lord's hands in my life. How very grateful I am for a Heavenly Father who loves me and guides me in this twisty-turny life!!!

9 comments:

Andrea said...

Oh I LOVE IT! I totally understand what you are saying. I do stop and think sometimes,"How did this become my life?". But I love the beautiful context that you answered it in. I love the thought that why did you never dream this wonderful life up? Life is Good, isn't it?

Jill said...

Well said. Yes, how could we imagine what would make us happy? We are very blessed to have the Lord direct us in our lives. :o)

Grammy said...

It's been 40 years since I began my grown up life. I to have wonder how on earth did I ever wind up here. Oh but what a ride! Who would have ever thought a little girl from Sandy, Ut would have married a Phd,lived in deep dark Africa, traveled Europe and met so many wonderful interesting people. That three incredible people would call me mother. That I would marry someone who wasn't a jock but someone who has encouraged me to step out beyond the light and find myself. I to have been blessed by a gracious Heavenly Father.

whitney said...

I so know what you mean. You know the saying, "who are these children and why are they calling me mom?" Well, I always thought they were joking until I got married and had 2.5 of my own! Now it makes COMPLETE sense.

Steph said...

I completely understand. Sometimes I look around and say--I would've never dreamed this up, but how grateful I am for this existance. Sometimes I wonder what's around the corner-what's next. After all is said and done, I would never choose anything else.

Jeff, Jenny and Pearl said...

Liberty, glad to hear I'm not the only one who still is in shock that I'm any older than 16. I see your family pictures and read about your three boys and still can't believe that we are old enough to be mommies and be married. I would have never pictured myself where I am today or that I would marry my Jeff in my younger years. You capture things so beautifully...I'll just have to refer everyone to your blog!

Mack Daddy said...

wow lib i just posted somthing to this sorts in a way! i think i need to step back more and look at all the good things i have in my life! thanks for the reality check lib love you

Heidi said...

You are TOO cute! It is CRAZY (and WONDERFUL) how life turns out!

Joanna said...

I was blog hoping and your title struck me so I had to stop by..I am orginally from AL, now living in FL. As to your blog. Your boys are adorable! To this post. I know where you are coming from. I never thought that life would be what it is today. I couldn't have dreamed up something so wonderful and sometimes crazy, hehe!