Monday, October 4, 2010

Take Home Message

I loved the weekend! I listened to the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I was so uplifted. Throughout the conference, there were so many messages that hit home and made me want to be better. But perhaps the "take home" message for me was to slow down and make time for the important things. I am so blessed to have the amazing family that I have. Along with incredible extended family, (parents, siblings, cousins etc), I have an amazing husband and 5 precious daughters. They are so good and so sweet. They have the best hearts and try so hard to do what is right. People often ask if I am disappointed that I don't have a son, or comment that I have my hands full or simply just say, "wow". And to all of them I say- I am absolutely NOT disappointed, I am so richly blessed. My hands are full and I stand in awe of the lives with which I have been entrusted. These girls are the light of my life. They are everything to me and I cherish every moment that I have to spend with them. Life gets crazy at times and I am afraid that I take on too much. But the message that hit home for me this weekend was to stop and enjoy this time. I need to make time for the things that matter and glory in being the mother of my 5 precious girls.





8 comments:

Allie said...

AMEN! :)

Mary said...

Katie,

Your girls are all so beautiful and are growing so fast! I especially can't believe how grown-up Maggie is. I love those preschool pictures of her. She is strikingly beautiful. Her haircut is perfect on her. Hope you are all doing well!!!

James and Jessica Ford said...

what do you mean you listened to conference? How? I love you, Me

Elise said...

Too true. I love the girls' new pictures with their matching Gymbo outfits. They are so adorable!

Kami said...

You are so right!!! Conference was great it is always a wonderful weekend! The new pics of the girls are darling! We miss you tons!

All of us, but mostly Heidi said...

love it!

allison said...

Those pictures are darling! I thought Maggie was Hallie she is so grown up.
I love Lainey's hair too.

Megan and Shawn said...

Allred family! We love keeping up with you - and I have to agree with everyone else, that your girls are BEAUTIFUL. The pictures are super cute, but I'm a sucker for red and black. Hope you are all doing well, we have been thinking about you in your fourth year, and I'm always amazed at how awesome you are.