Saturday, September 5, 2009

What I'm Really Made of

So...

As some of you may remember, Graham and I have been having some problems with money lately.. There just never seems to be enough!

Anyways, besides that.. and partly because of that.. Graham and I have been treading through some troubled waters lately. I'm not here to air our dirty laundry, but I feel like being honest and completely real.

Honestly, our marriage is not perfect, even though I often thought it was.

Life is not about skating through it without any trials.

Don't worry... We are not separating, even temporarily, but I'm not gonna lie.. It's been rough. My life has been relatively easy until now. Marital troubles are so much more intense than anything else.

Before this, I believed I was weak, spoiled, lazy, unforgiving.. nothing too impressive.

But going through this has opened my eyes as to what I can achieve and who I can be.. I am so much more than I thought. I am faithful, loyal, supportive, and forgiving. I do not wallow in self-pity. I look forward to the future, full of hope.

Our marriage is getting stronger everyday.. thanks to our strong bond and temple marriage. The gopsel of Jesus Christ is true and can lift you up even from your deepest lows.

Just wanted to be open and honest about what's really going on in my life.

8 comments:

Jacob said...

Please let me know if you every need anything.

The Boob Nazi said...

Jacob lets me raid his food storage sometimes. Maybe he could send you some food?

Shannon said...

You're absolutely right, life isn't perfect. Nobody's is. And marriage absolutely is hard. There have been times I honestly thought Ian and I weren't going to make it, but having a temple marriage and the Lord on our side has gotten us through hard times. We are better for them too. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Take care!

Andrea said...

Bill and I don't like each other on a regular basis either!

Sue said...

You're strong and can do anything you set your mind to. Now that you've made Graham 1/2 Fechter, he should be strong too and that = better life together.

Mallory said...

you're a rockstar sherri- an honest, real, cool rockstar.

heidi nielsen said...

Money sucks. I'm grateful for the gospel, and that I know what really matters in life, even though I let myself forget sometimes. It's amazing how strong marriage makes us when we really work at it. Being unselfish is hard, but incredibly rewarding. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Kellee said...

So I have an addiction too. I'm a blog stalker. I somehow found your sisters blog through someone elses blog and she linked your funny blog and now I have to say I'm addicted to your blog. Hope you don't mind. I have to say our lives are fairly similar right now. Money and marriage problems. Ah the life. :) It'll get better I'm sure.

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