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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Something I didn't know about myself

It is strange the experiences that have been put in my path. Things I never thought I could do, I have been blessed with the capacity to do.

I never thought I could live day to day life as a single mother of four in a rural town that requires 2 hours of driving to the nearest Walmart and still get in things like, shower, sleep, and breathing. Don't get me wrong, I couldn't be happier that we (hubby and all) are safely under one roof with a great job, but I could do it again if needed.

Or how about run a 5k race, then turn around a few weeks later and run 10 miles in 1/2 marathon training? Who ever thought that was possible? Certianly not me! But I did it, and now think of myself as an athlete, a complete beginner but the potential has been opened.

As a child of God, I am stronger than I gave myself credit for.

Then there is my newest calling as the Relief Society counselor over activities. I am a naturally shy, quiet, reserved person. At least I used to think so. Slowly over the last few years that has been squelched in my efforts to grow in my callings that require public speaking, appearance, leadership, and cooperation of large groups. I have to put myself out there and let it settle however it does, fumbles and all.

I realized something about myself today, I love people and sincerely want the best for them but at the same time,

I am who I am...

and I am happy with that.


  1. Hey Missy, it's been a looong time. I saw you posted on Marta's blog and in turn found yours. It was neat to read about you and your family. I am glad you are doing so well and congrats on all the new awesome things going on!!
    Kim (used to be Langshaw) Redford

  2. Melissa!!! This post is so wonderful!! I couldn't be happier that you are happy to be you :D I love seeing that in myself and others. It just gives me joy when I can see someone else feeling like they can really be their own person around me :) I miss you! I'm glad to hear everything's going well! Love ya!!