one of my very favorite "bloggers" and people in general is stephanie nielson.
my mom introduced me to her blog long before she had her plane crash and as a young girl in high school i would spend hours reading about her life as a young mother and joyed in the simplicity and beauty of her life. i loved reading about the love she had for her husband, motherhood and the gospel. i felt like i related to her and i really admire her. yesterday she posted a quote on instagram that i absolutely love:
"Families mean work, but they are our great work--and we are not afraid of work."
-Julie B. Beck
as i await the arrival of our new little baby sometimes i get overwhelmed when i think of all of the work that is ahead with having a newborn and a busy toddler. even pregnancy has been and is a lot of work.
this quote gave me so much comfort in what i am doing with my time and totally reminded me that i was cut out for this and that i can do it. i love work. i love the feeling i get after a job well done. i love the satisfaction it brings and i am extremely grateful for a healthy body that allows me to work every day. it feels great to be productive and i am so glad i get the opportunity to work alongside dylan in raising children.