from Lorenzo Snow, fifth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:
There must be a labor of mind, an exertion of those talents that God has given us; they must be put into exercise. Then, being enlightened by the gift and power of the Holy Ghost, we may get those ideas and that intelligence and those blessings that are necessary to prepare us for the future, for sceneries that are to come.
okay. here’s where my thinking is.
a child is or children are in my future. i believe this. i know this. but i’m not sure when, and i’m not sure how exactly. i believe it will be with me being pregnant. i also believe there is more work for me to do. more preparation. more learning.
i need to labor. exert my talents. then the ideas for how to prepare and proceed and make myself ready will come.
so. i ask you. what do you think my talents are?
you might say i’m fishing for compliments. but really, i’m looking for growth opportunities.
ready. set. go. prettyplease.