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.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Count your many blessings, name them one by one.

I just read a story about a heroic adventure of a group full of young women that were in a serious car accident on their way to the church event Especially for Youth, where some escaped with their lives, and others were badly hurt. During their 6-7 hour ordeal they did things like sing a church hymn "Count your Many Blessings," During a moment in their lives that could have destroyed them, they found ways to thank God for the things that they did have. One girl's feet were pinned, and the only way she could keep her feet warm, was to place her feet inbetween a purse that happen to be under the seat. What a strong young women, full of hope and bright shining faith! As I read this article I began to cry, I felt for the girls, their families and everything that they had faced, what an extreme amount of courage that each of these young women had. I began to look around me at all the things in my life that are so very important to me, as I began to look at LillyRose, the flood gates opened and I began to be extremely thankful for the miracle that God has placed in my life. LillyRose is such a blessing in my life and as she grows, I can only pray that as I raise her that she may be like unto these young women that showed such steadfastness in a time of trial and tribulation. My heart ponders and questions why these type of things have to happen to such young, and wonderful kids? I have to spend some time with God to be able to understand the answer to my questions. I think in order to understand trials such as these, much time is needed to quietly hear what the spirit says about tribulation, and understanding life on earth, and life to come in the celestial kingdom. Reading this article touched my spirit and the Holy Ghost testified to me that life may bring us hard times, and we may not understand why, but if we trust in God....We will know the answer to our questions.

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