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Hi I'm Abbie

I am a mother with 4 small children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 35 yr old stay-at-home mother with 4 small children. My life is nuts! Three of my four children have some sort of special need, or developmental delay. It is a daily adventure. I suffer from depression and anxiety, and I write a blog so that I can find the humor in the messy muck of life, and laugh my way through to the warm fuzzy moments. My husband is wonderful, and supportive, and an equal partner in the insanity of parenting our wild brood. We live every day with the understanding that "Happily Ever After" is a philisophical approach to life...not just a chance occurance.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the Book of Mormon is true. I read it. I prayed about it. I have no doubt about the answer I received. When things get hard I can always go back to that moment and the knowledge I have of the Book of Mormon. The older I get, the more thankful I am for the commandments. The Lord puts limits in place to keep us safe and help us be happy. Raising children has reenforced that testimony as I watch my children question and struggle with the rules I put in place in our home for the same reason. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that through following the commandments we can be happy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to live with an attitude of service. I truly believe that the best way out of depression is by serving others. There is power in recognizing that just about everyone is at the end of their rope in one way or another. One of my favorite lines in a hymn states, "in the quiet heart is hidden sorrow that they eye can't see." I think that if we remember that no one gets through this life unscathed, we would approach eachother with more kindness. There have been times that I couldn't give as much service as I would like to, because of difficult pregnancies, or the demanding needs of my children... So, I tried to find a way to serve without over burdening myself. I finally figured it out...cooking. I was blessed to have a mother who taught me how to cook. To me, cooking was easy, and fun, and it was something I could do from home. I started spreading the word. If anyone needed a meal...call me. I can't do much, but I can cook. So, that's how I serve. When I start feeling sorry for myself...I bake something to drop off for someone else who I know is also having a difficult time. It is a small thing, but it helps to get me outside myself.