Sometimes my heart breaks when I look around and see that some people get to live all my dreams of going to Europe and being an EFY Counselor and doing all sorts of other fabulous things.
But then, I look at this
and remember that I am right where I need to be, that I have what matters most, and that I wouldn't change anything. My family is more important than any of those other things, and I have been blessed with the opportunity to strengthen my relationships with them this Spring.
My family means more than the world to me. I wouldn't trade them for anything. And you know what? I haven't.
People have told me how to be happy
But I find that their remedies are empty
These are my pearls, God's treasures unfurled
Mean more to this girl, More than the world
Don't take your family for granted. Whether it is big or small, rich or poor, it is a precious gift from God. We can spend our lives wishing for something else, or we can put our hearts and souls into what Heavenly Father has handed us. It will not be easy, but if you follow the Lord's counsel in loving and strengthening your family, you will find joy beyond compare.