I now realize that in the Church, to effectively serve others we must see them through a parent’s eyes, through Heavenly Father’s eyes. Only then can we begin to comprehend the true worth of a soul. Only then can we sense the love that Heavenly Father has for all of His children.
~ Dale G. Renlund
Sometimes we need to remember that even for ourselves.
Sometimes it feels like you an beat cancer, but not bounce back from it. Sometimes it feels like you can endure years of hard things, but not live beyond it. Sometimes it feels like you can push through the catetaking of everyone around you, but not care for yourself. This is false.
You can, and must, also care for you.
I can, and must.
The whole purpose of enduring through hard things is to reach the other side.
President Hinckley said, “Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.”
For me, part of that is taking care of my health and becoming strong again, so that I can not only stick around for awhile, but also better enjoy my time with the children.
And so I try.
And I keep trying.
And sometimes the compassion I offer is to myself.
And it feels really good.
President Packer said: “The Atonement leaves no tracks, no traces. What it fixes is fixed. … It just heals, and what it heals stays healed.”