August's challenge was:
"I would not knowingly wound the feelings of any, not even one who may have wronged me, but would seek to do him good and make him my friend"
Ok, well... I really like people, all kinds of people, but when I read this challenge I thought of someone that I'm not very fond of and who I don't get along with very well. I am ashamed to admit it, but I did not really make an effort to change our relationship in August. I did think of a Christmas gift for this person though, so it's a tiny step in the right direction.
"I would overcome the tendency for selfishness and jealousy and rejoice in the successes of all the children of my Heavenly Father"
Ok, this challenge I did a little better. I have said before that Jim and I have some fertility issues and trying to conceive Austin was very difficult for us emotionally and mentally. I feel pretty confident saying that I think we're done in the baby department and my heart is satisfied with this. I wouldn't mind another child, but I don't yearn for another child like I did before we had Austin. With that said, I do occasionally get a little jealous of my friends that get pregnant very easily, but really, this is only occasionally. It's not something I'm proud of and I'm grateful that it's just a small piece of me that is jealous while the majority of me is very happy and ecstatic for them. Well this month I had a very close friend find out she is pregnant with TWINS and I was overjoyed for her! Completely overjoyed! There is not one ounce of jealousy, but only excitement for her and her family. I won't reveal who this friend is as she hasn't announced her pregnancy yet, but I can say with all honesty that I have so very VERY happy for her. Her joy is my joy and I can't wait to see her beautiful babies! My eyes are welling with tears as I write about her because I'm so happy for her. She's such a great, loving mommy and I'm so excited for her new little beans!