people can be so mean. I don't get how adults can treat innocent children badly with no remorse. "So, your kids are crying. Oh well, I am going do what I am going do. It doesn't matter if they have done nothing wrong, I don't want your kids to come around my family. You cannot do or say nothing to change my mind." As I have gone through many challenges in my life, I have come to realize fighting and selfishness does not solve any problems. The only way a problem can be solved is through fasting, prayer and a spirit of love. As a mother, my most precious possessions are my children. I strive to rear them in love and righteousness. I pray every morning for the ability to make right choices as a parent, to have the patience, to keep them from harm. I even find myself praying several times throughout the day for extra strength. I thank the Lord each night for His guidance and protection of our precious family. Yet, in situations like this I do not know what to do. I have been praying, I have been patient, I have tried my best to do what is right yet no answers seem quite right. I hope to be able to go to the temple today to feel the spirit and sense the peace the temple brings.
Being in beautiful Pinetop/Lakeside has been difficult for me. I have felt isolated from dear friends and family that could give me good advice and help me through this situation. My children have needed their close friends to buffer them and give them strength but we are still new in this town and friendships are just developing.
I need strength, I need guidance and I need the support from you all. I hope that the individuals that have caused this heart wrenching experience in our little family's life does not read this posting -- I am sure that it will cause more drama and pain yet I need the strength of women of faith and friendship to help me through this one. Love you guys.