Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Humble Pie

Normally I really like pie.
But humble pie is a tad bitter.
It's good for me though.
It helps me rely on the Lord and it strengthens my faith.

Having a child with special needs has been a struggle.
I can't help but watch other babies that are the same age or even younger than my baby and see that they are doing all kinds of things that Finn isn't even close to doing.
I think often about how it would be if Finn could sit up, grab toys, or even hold his head up.
I resent it sometimes. Not my baby, but the situation itself.
But then I have to chase that feeling away because I know it's selfish.

During conference this weekend there was a talk given by Elder Robert D. Hales that really spoke to me.
He talked about what it means to be a Christian. 
He said, the call to be a Christian means to go beyond your comfort zone and do things that you never thought possible.
He even mentioned raising a child with special needs.
Whatever our calling is in life we must fulfill it.
I'll go where you want me to go.
I'll say what you want me to say.
I'll do what you want me to do.
I'll be what you want me to be.

Being Finn's mom is my calling in life.
God has asked that I take care of and raise this boy, it might not be easy, and Finn may have some struggles along the way but He knew I could do it and He knew that I would be the best person so raise this child, special needs and all.
I've willingly accepted this call to be his mom. I can't imagine doing anything else.
Finn is my whole world and I'll do everything I can to help him.

(Boys like color block too)


  1. Lyss, you are such an amazing mommy.

  2. This was very sweet. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. Your little one is so blessed to have you!

  4. It's always hard when we are put into situations that we don't think we are ever going to be in. You have such a wonderful attitude and that is what will make you the best mom ever. I am so proud of you and your willingness to look for the good and not focus on the negative. Not that you won't have your hard days, but our attitude's can be the biggest battle. He is a beautiful baby.

  5. I didn't realize you were going through all of this. I love you and I'm praying for all of you. Finn is so darling! He's lucky to have such a wonderful mommy. I love your blog, Allyssa! Hang in. Everything will work out.

  6. Lyss your the best. I thank God everyday that I leave for work knowing that my little buddy is being looked after by the most amazing woman/mom that I know. Thank you for working so hard and so selflessly to care for our little son. He is such a lucky kid and I know that the Lord is going to bless you for all that you are doing!

  7. Lyss...Thank you for this post! You just forced me to have a slice of humble pie as well. You are going through so much more than me, and I sit here and look at all the negative things. I need to follow your example. You are so great at looking for the positive in everything. Finn is SO LUCKY to have you! And I have to say - I am pretty lucky to have you as a friend. Thanks for being such a shining example of what it means to be a pretty-darn-close-to-perfect mother. Love you so much!

    Ps...LOVED that comment above mine. How cute is your husband?! ;)

  8. He is so perfect. I need a baby damnit. :)

  9. LOVE the color block comment and honestly he could not get ANY cuter! Love that he loves his passy. Wish mine did a little more!