Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Principle of Compensation

We get our church magazine each month, which is called Ensign.  This month there is an article titled, Learning to Cope With Infertility.  It was a very moving article.  The part I really enjoyed was a side script to the article and these words came from a talk given by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, "Come What May and Love It", given at our church General Conference in October 2008.

"The Lord compensates the faithful for every loss.  That which is taken away from those who love the Lord will be added unto them in His own way.  While it may not come at the time we desire, the faithful will know that every tear today will eventually be returned a hundredfold with tears of rejoicing and gratitude."

I am so thankful for a loving and merciful God, who loves me enough to offer these words of encouragement.  

Monday, June 4, 2012

Starting to Set Up the Nursery

Starting to set up the nursery has been exciting.  We got the changing table from a friend who was getting rid of it.  We added the blue organizing bins on the shelves.  We are glad the table is white.  We plan to get a white crib and we will put my grandfathers rocking chair in the nursery too. 

We had the 3x3 white shelf and just updated the pull-out brown drawers.   I have quilted or crocheted all the baby blankets in the photo.  I've been collecting small white stuffed animals too.  I think that they could be used by either a boy or a girl.

If we get a girl we plan to decorate with white daisy flowers.  I painted the daisy picture in the frame.

  We will wait to finish up the nursery until we have our sweet bundle of joy home with us.