A face without freckles is like a night without stars...

Starr is me, I am her, and she is I. She is so much more than she thinks she is. If you asked her, she would say she is just a mom, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. However, she has been told many times, that she is more than that. Her loving Heavenly Father reminds her all the time, that she has gifts and talents to share with the world, and that like unto her name, she should let them so shine before others, that they may light the day, like the stars light the night. She is passionate, loyal, and gentle all at the same time.

Often when people see her they don't see a gentle, quiet and fragile woman; however, they are wrong. Deep down inside that's who she is, and only those who are truly looking, will see who she really is. If you happen to make it through her exosphere, consider yourself to be a blessed individual. Not many make it there, but when they do, they have a permanent place. Her caring ways, allow her to see things in the world a bit differently than others, unique to a fault.

She truly sees through a darkened glass, and can see beyond the darkness, and find hope throughout the world. Beyond her large, thick exterior are gems within her that are priceless, that are only valued on a spiritual level. Buried within the layers of her atmosphere are different pieces of her puzzle, and even she has yet to put all of the pieces into place. May you enjoy each piece she writes; they truly are the picture into her puzzle.

My Children

I am the mama of two all encompassing children, who own every ounce of my heart and soul, even the part their dad holds onto gets kicked out at times when one of the two does something magical to melt my heart. LillyRose is our precious big girl now, who is a whopping 6 years old! From the moment she wakes in the morning until her head hits the pillow at night in one way or another she reminds us that she holds a status the rest of us don't: Miss Diva Wildfire. Her independent nature, and natural ability to question the world around her has given her the actual gift of life, as every family member knew when she was born at 2lbs 6oz, a fighter since the day she was born.

Our son Abraham Jr. is our love bug. He has eyes that melt every inch of any woman's soul, Look out Ladies! At 5 years old, he is such a smarty pants and I LOVE it! His father recently said he had a genius on his hands, I didn't dispute him or his shining pride I felt emanating from his smile. My son is like the coals beneath a beautiful fire, and often times these parts of his personality help me through my days and "ignite my own fires within myself." Like his sister he too came into this world a fighter at 3lbs 6oz, and his tantrums prove to us that life wouldn't be as interesting without him.

My Children "run" the show, even though we would never admit that to them! That would result in utter defeat in our battle of parenthood. Our days revolve around their schedules, routines, likes, dislikes and even the amount of dishes in the sink when mommy has friends over! My oh my! ;) Together they make up the valves within our hearts, and are the blood circulating through our veins. We are extremely blessed to be their parents and though parenthood has tested us in ways we never imagined, I know we'd be lost without it.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

More precious than rubies.

I am more precious than rubies. I am a beautiful daughter of God. I have value and worth. I am a good wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. I am compassionate, caring and kind. I find the good in all people, and look for things of good report. I have come a long way in a short amount of time, and only God can be the one to know what is truly inside my heart. I deserve to take care of myself because I am worth taking care of. I have the right to freedom, change and choice. The things on this earth that are important to me include my family (immediate, and extended), church, and the temple. I am not the same woman I was 3 years ago. I am better. If I wasn't then Christ would not be working in me, and through me. A true change of heart comes from Christ and his teachings. We can talk with our mouths, and say that we love God, but when our actions don't reflect that love, what do we do then? We repent and let God work in our lives. My actions have shown that I have been touched by Christ, and his example, and I have changed my life around. I am example that Christ, and Heavenly Father would be proud of today. I am not perfect. I do not claim to be. What I do claim, is that I do my best to do what I think is right for me and those I love. This does not make me selfish, unkind or compassionless. I am quite the opposite in fact. I care very much about the world, and especially about those I love and hold dear to my heart. I am but one person, and one person CAN make a difference in another's person's life, however, with that said. I am also only ONE person, who has her own wants, needs and life. Sometimes I care way too much, and don't let go enough to let God do the work that needs to be done. God's will in my life is up to me to figure out. God didn't DESIGN me to only care about myself. Being selfish means that I am only concerned with my own interest, benefits and welfare; I am not this person. I am generous, giving and loving. More often than not I am in the service of others, on many given occasions. Now, since my world consist of more than a few people in my life, that means that I am GIVING to more than a few people on different occasions. Who's to say that one person in my life didn't require more love than another? Who is the judge of that, but I? Love is a way that we express our care, concern and deep relation to another person, right? Love is what is in our HEART, not what we say but how we act and what we do. I would like to consider myself a follower of Paul. Paul did many things in the sight of the Lord that I am sure truly make Heavenly Father feel sad. However, Paul also turned his life around, and became a mighty leader, that dedicated his life to God, and Christ. My life today is a reflection of that change, and only God sees the true intentions of my heart. My health does not only mean that I am taking care of my body, it means that I am taking care of my mind, and spirit as well. I deserve to be treated with love, and kindness too. Let us remember: Ephesians 6:12--For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkeness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

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