Friday, April 1, 2011
One year ago...
I was pregnant with our 5th baby, I was 30 weeks. On this very day I was put on strict bedrest due to preeclampsia...and no it wasn't an April Fool's joke. I am having many emotions as I think back to that very difficult time. I will probably be doing many posts about this time in our lives. It was perhaps the biggest trial I have gone through, yet the growth I experienced because of it was priceless. My relationship with my Heavenly Father and Savior grew immensely and I honestly wouldn't trade it for anything...seriously look at that face...worth every painful, scary moment!
Here is a quote I just found and resonated with me the second I read it.... "Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant." -Horace-
I agree completely with the quote, but you have to have an open heart and allow yourself to glean those talents and not harden your heart and be bitter in adversity in order to change and grow.
More to come throughout the month...what talents/abilities have you found in adversity?