I love this quote by Elder Uchtdorf:
This quote is a reminder that mistakes come with moving forward. Mistakes come with learning new things.
I have only been a parent for 6 years now … and goodness I have made some mistakes.
Yes, parenting has been new territory for my husband and me, but we are constantly trying to learn and grow as we raise our children.
I feel like often times we beat ourselves up too much when we make mistakes… when in reality, the mistakes are what form us to be better.
Every baseball player strikes out, every runner loses a race at times, all people make mistakes.
I’m learning to NOT focus so intensely on those mistakes, but to more so, brush ourselves off, learn, and keep trying.
Heavenly Father knows mistakes are part of our journey… he provided the atonement for us to lean on always, and what a blessing it is to be able to pray to our Heavenly Father for guidance.
I hope on this Sabbath day, you can remember you’re not alone in making mistakes. We can all rise above our mistakes, even more, what we learn from our mistakes is truly the Diamond in the rough.