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George Albert Smith Challenge: August and September

I have been such a blog slacker and George Albert Smith slacker.

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.

September's challenge:

"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!


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