Monday, March 22, 2010

Every Hope

"Knowing what we know and living as we are supposed to live, there really is no place, no excuse for pessimism and despair...I promise you in the name of the Lord, whose servant I am, that God will always protect and care for His people. We will have our difficulties the way every generation and people have had difficulties but with the gospel of Jesus Christ you have every hope and promise and reassurance. The Lord has power over His saints and will always prepare places of peace, defense and safety for His people. When we have faith in God we can hope for a better world for us personally and for all mankind."
                                                              -Howard W. Hunter-

I read this in the Ensign the other day and it has given me every hope in the world. Thank you all for your prayers! 
For those of you who don't know yet. Rick lost his job. They closed the business here in St. George. The good news is, we see it as a huge blessing. Rick will be going back to school and is working on finding a job that will allow him to work and go to school. Of course, it will be rough at moments and just waiting is torture, but we are ready to take on any challenge that comes our way. I thank my Heavenly Father that I have this gospel to help us through these times. He has already brought me to my knees on several occasions and I'm realizing slowly that we can't do this on our own. My stubbornness gets the best of me from time to time. But  God is humbling me one step at a time and I'm fully aware of it. We will be fine. I know it. But again, Thank you for all your prayers.


*Aliese* said...

This is AWESOME. Thanks so much for sharing!

Rae said...

WOW. This is like...a prescription for anxiety. I needed to hear it.

Chris and Tara Stanley said...

I love that! It was good to see you and Rick last night. I'm so glad to have good friends in my life.

Rae said...

My comment looks horrible after your update! Anyway--know that we love you and our prayers are for you.

Kelly said...

I know that Rick will always take care of you (and Izzy), especially during hard times. I am so glad that he has you. He is going to need SO much support and encouragement. I am just learning that lesson myself. It is super hard and stressful to go back to school and have a family. But it is worth it! Things will be calm again, and remember that lean times can be the best times. You are so thrifty and creative that you can make ordinary things magical.
I love you sis!

Lorin and Angie said...

I dito what Kelly says! (Isn't her words encouraging and beautiful?!?!) Shay... I love you and admire your strength and faith. You are an AMAZING gal and your hubby is SUPERMAN! Keep holdin' eachother up! Keepin my fingers crossed to see you soon!!

Breckan said...

Oh my goodness, Shayanne, I needed to hear that! I was on Cina's Blog and clicked on yours randomly, and I'm so glad I did! I just might borrow that quote from President Hunter.

I'm very sorry about your hubby losing his job, and I'm glad that you can turn it into a positive thing. What an example!

ps. you're welcome to our Blog if you'd like, just email me at