Sunday, August 29, 2010

Potty training does not last forever.

Today's Sunday School lesson was about Job and his many, many trials.

We talked about how we deal with trials and more importantly, how we prepare for them.  So much of life seems to just hit you when you're not even looking for it.  I couldn't help but wonder where the crystal ball was to help you know what you are to prepare for specifically.  I don't recall any warnings that dating and spouse hunting would be such hard work.  Or that once the right guy was found for the job infertility would place such a large roll.

But then again...

Looking back I can see how much I have grown from these experiences and how David and I have grown closer together through it all.  We've never put off having kids (well there was the first 4 months of marriage but that was it I swear!) and we'll welcome them with open arms just as soon as we figure out how to get them.  And yet we have been so very blessed.  We have been able to buy a house, which we were certain we wouldn't be able to do for at least another 5-10 years.  We have been able to meet wonderful people in the places/wards in which we have lived and even keep in contact with them still.  We have been able to get to know each other better without any of those distractions, though they would have been welcome.

There really are silver linings if you can step back and take a look at the big picture.

As as one wise woman said in Sunday School: "Potty training does not last forever! It may feel like it, but take a look around.  You are surrounded by adults who don't have any issues with using the bathroom."

And one last word of wisdom, the scriptures are filled with things that "came to pass", nothing ever came to stay.


  1. Potty training---IT FEELS LIKE IT DOES! AGH!

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