Wednesday, December 7, 2011


sometimes life doesn't go according to plan. sometimes one tiny thing you do changes the course of a day, a relationship or possibly even the course of your life. sometimes life knocks you down. sometimes someone you thought was on your side really isn't. sometimes you feel like you have to prove yourself over and over again. sometimes they wont like you no matter how hard you try. sometimes people surprise you, in good ways and bad. sometimes you have to realize that things will never be the same.

sometimes you read a scripture and it is exactly what you need at that exact moment. sometimes your spouse does something sweet when you've had a long day. sometimes your sister just happens to be there to give you a hug when sadness ensues. sometimes you go in to renew your temple recommend and your stake president gives you the advice you didn't know you were looking for. sometimes you see new life & it restores your faith in humanity. sometimes you realize that no matter how lame life gets, no matter how many people turn their back, no matter how many times you fall down... 

there is still a Heavenly Father and a Savior and they're on your side. 

i am so blessed to know that He loves me and you.
i am so blessed to know that all that bad stuff just doesn't matter. 

so you think i'm not so great

i have news for you... i. don't. care.

at this point in my life i can say that i am done trying to please others. i'm done trying to fit some mold of what others think i need to be. i am me. of course i am always changing in little ways, trying to be better, trying to learn from those around me, trying to strengthen my testimony & grow closer to my Heavenly Father, my savior and my husband.

to the people who have and continue to influence me for good i say...
i love you & you may never know how much you have really changed me.

to the people who cut me down, leave me out or judge me i say...
it's too bad that it had to be this way. i will no longer be held back by your negativity.

i have a lot to be thankful for. life is pretty good. but sometimes there are dark times.

President Monson says... the future is only as bright as your faith. 

and i know that to be true.


Kelly said...

Amy, I think you are awesome! Keep being yourself because it is exhausting trying to be someone you're not. Plus, you are awesome because of who YOU are! Don't change my love! And toilet paper the house of whoever wants you to be someone or something else :)

Ashley and Blake said...

Amy, I love the way you write and your way of pointing out what's important. I am sorry you are having a hard time and that some people aren't very nice. But I hope you know there are people out there who think you're great even when you don't talk to them or see them often, like me! Keep on being you! I'd take a real person that I might have differences with than a fake person any day!!!

Em said...

Beautiful Amy. You lifted my spirits reading that. So a big AMEN to that sister! You are fabulous, and as long as you believe and know that, thats all that matters. much love girl!