We Can Do This! Yes, We Can!

Got issues? So do I. And I'm ok with that...finally! Accepting myself has emotionally and spiritually empowered me: I've stopped expending exhorbitant amounts of negative energy wishing that I was "good enough," "helicopter-mom-y enough," obedient-to-gospel-standards enough," and...well, "Mormon-y enough" (the list is deplorably endless). When I stopped examining myself through these distorted, guilt-ridden, and disempowering lenses, Jesus Christ stepped in. He patiently prodded me to see myself more as He sees me. And, to see others more like He sees them. Consequently, I began to understand the notion of unconditional love toward myself and others. Now, I am soaring!

I love the scripture in the book of Isaiah and in the D&C 82:14 which compels us to "increase in beauty, and in holiness; her borders must be enlarged; her stakes must be strengthened....arise and put on her [our] beautiful garments." Through the atoning and healing power of Jesus Christ we are able to adorn and empower ourselves individually and collectively. Come and join me in this adorning process.

Whether you're liberal, conservative, single, married, a stay-at-home mom, work-outside-the-home-mom, Molly Mormon, Sweet Spirit, Stepford Wife, Patty Perfect, Psuedo Patty Perfect, closet Coke/Pepsi drinker (or loud and proud), old, young, or none-of-the-above, I value your experiences and perceptions and hope you share them. We need each other as we ready and poise ourselves (and our families) for the Savior's coming. We can do this....yes, we can!

Here's to all of us,